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Beware of offers to make money by 'wrapping' your car

Posted: 5:45 PM, Jun 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-21 22:22:53Z

We've all seen cars wrapped with ads. Greg Fuller say an ad pop up on Facebook and thought "why not?"

"It was an advertisement to put decals on your car, to advertise for Rockstar Energy Drink, and they would pay you $400 a week," he said.

So Fuller applied. Within days, he received an envelope saying he had been selected. It even came with a checj to pay a detailer to place Rockstar logos on his Honda.

"I would cash the check, take out my first week's payment, and pay the detailer the remainder of the check," he explains.

But it was how he was supposed to pay the detailer that set off an alarm bell in his head.

"MoneyGram the rest of the check, the cash to the detailer, and gave me the address which was in Puerto Rico."

Red flag

This is another version of the phony check scam, according to the Better Business Bureau. That big check you get is fake and it'll bounce in a week, after you send your money to the bogus detail shop.

The BBB says energy drinks don't solicit people with emails or Facebook ads. They advertise on their own vehicles, not Greg Fuller's Honda, or your old car.

It's very rare for a company to allow non employees to drive cars with their logo, because of the risk you get caught speeding, cutting off other drivers, or get in an accident.