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Beware of "Advertising for Red Bull" Car Wrapping Money Laundering Scams

2015-05-12T21:58:03 -  +
Beware of "Advertising for Red Bull" Car Wrapping Money Laundering Scams

The car wrapping advertising offer below: "Advertising for Red Bull (Energy Drink)," is a money laundering scam. Scammers are sending out fake car wrapping advertising emails to thousands of people claiming that motor vehicle owners can be paid to drive, by placing an advert for Red Bull on their cars or trucks.

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The Red Bull Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

Subject: Advertising for Red Bull (Energy Drink)

Hello,

We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car advertising for RED BULL.

How it works?

Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: RED BULL seeks people -- regular citizens,professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "RED BULL" plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps,"that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface.

What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience,meaning people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is 1 month.

You will be compensated with $600 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you RED BULL shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car.

It is very easy and simple no application fees required contact email along with the following you are interested in these offer.

Full Name:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip code:

Country:

Make of car/ year:

Telephone numbers:

We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information.

Kind Regards

Mackie Wells

Hiring Manager,

Red Bull™

The scammers behind the fraudulent scheme will send fake checks to their potential victims, ask them to cash the check, take their share of the money and wire the rest to a graphic designer. But, the checks are fakes and will bounce. The wired money will actually go to the scammers behind the fraudulent scheme.

The victims will then be left to pay back the bank the wired amount and other charges associated with the processing of the check.

Remember, when you receive an offer that is too good to be true, please do your research before participating, even if the offers seem legitimate.

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  • Posted: 2018-05-08T07:06:59 by an anonymous user from or near: Tavares, Florida, United States

    happened to me with kiiva drinks cost me around $3000.00 and the embarrassment of being stupid and gullible

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  • Posted: 2018-02-05T21:39:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Walnut Creek, California, United States

    I received a text message for the red bull car wrap advertising . The text had a link to click on it which I clicked on and led me to their scam page with a run down of the requirements, payment etc.

    I thought it was a scam because it offered a 2 week advance payment delivered via courier and the letter was signed HR department no name ,no logo anywhere on the notice ,no phone number ,no email and was promised a position without them meeting me or even seeing if I would qualify.

    Never the less several small red flags I hadn't caught during the first time I read it. Started becoming doubtful of its validity after reading it for the 2nd and 3rd time . I don't understand why the Govt or even the company doesn't pursue looking these scammers up.

    Either by tracing it back to "graphic designer" that receives payment or by domain name. It took me 5 mins to research domain name and come up with domain ID registrars email , phone number , address etc. Anyways beware no just emails it's also being done via text especially through those job search texts.

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  • Posted: 2017-11-30T15:52:09 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Original Message ----------
    "From: ChristianMingle
    Date: November 27, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Would you have your Car, Truck and Boat branded in America's largest brand and earn a compensation of ((( $350 weekly)).
    Interested persons should reply

    best regards,
    reply back if interested
    Red-Bull ENERGY DRINK Hiring AGENT
    ROCK STAR | Hype/RED-BULL Energy Drink
    @ROCK STAR| Hype/RED-BULL Advertising AGENT Inc

    Would you have your Car, Truck and Boat branded in America's largest brand and earn a compensation of ((( $350 weekly)).
    Interested persons should reply
    best regards,
    reply back if interested
    Red-Bull ENERGY DRINK Hiring AGENT
    ROCK STAR | Hype/RED-BULL Energy Drink
    @ROCK STAR|
    Hype/RED-BULL
    Advertising AGENT Inc"

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  • Posted: 2017-11-27T19:33:07 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "David Huntley"
    Date: Nov 26, 2017 5:43 PM
    Subject: Re: Red-Bull Car Advert Registration Form - David Huntley

    Hello, I am happy to inform you that you have successfully been shortlisted for the program after going through your details. Our auto wrap concept is sponsored by individuals/companies/corporate bodies.

    A start-up check of $1,950.00 will be issued on your name by one of our sponsors and will be mailed to your address. The amount covers your first-week pay($450.00) and the installer's charges. Your subsequent paycheck will be $450.00 weekly after the wrap has been installed.

    You are required to deposit the start-up check into your bank account and when it clears you will deduct your first-week pay and send the balance to the installer. This is to afford mutual relationship between you and the installer. The balance which you are required to send to the installer is the payment for the Auto-Wrap installation,
    maintenance, and removal.

    As soon as they receive the funds, they will contact you to schedule appointment on when to come over to your location or preferred location to have the wrap installed.

    In view of this, please confirm the following details;

    How long do you intend to carry the advertisement on your car?

    One (1) month, two (2) months or three (3) months?

    Do you use your car every day?

    Do you have a bank account where you can deposit/cash the check?

    NB: You will be informed when the start-up check is being mailed out and an inspection agent will come over to your location from time to time to monitor if you still have the wrap on your car for the period which you stated. Your swift response is needed to this email as soon as you get it so as to expedite the commencing of the processing.
    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Hiring Manager."

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  • Posted: 2017-11-18T08:57:57 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: rachaelht5
    Sent: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 8:24 am
    Subject: EARN $500 WEEKLY: REDBULL SEEK PEOPLE APPLY NOW!!

    This is an opportunity to make $500 weekly by just placing our advert on you vehicle? REDBULL Energy
    seeks regular individuals to drive through their daily routine only with a REDBULL decal placed on their
    vehicle. the duration of the program is 3 Months and there is a minimum participation of a month.
    the compensation is $500/week and you will receive upfront via check in the mail for the first week.it is very easy and simple , no application fees required contact email along with the following if you are interested in these offer.

    ....

    We will contact you immediately we receive this information.

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  • Posted: 2017-08-22T00:31:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received this August 8, 2017, after inquiring for more information:

    "Redbull® thanks you for your interest in knowing more about this program open to residents of Canada and United States of America only who drive going about their usual daily activities, only with a designed decal of “Redbull®” plastered on your vehicle making it a mobile billboard to help create awareness of the products and services we have to offer.

    Our company gets lots of exposure and awareness through this media. The automobile wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attracts lots of attention.It’s also a form of advertising with a captive audience, meaning people who are stuck in traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car beside them. This program will last for 3 months, in which the minimum you can participate is 8 weeks (contract renewable at the end of the 8th week).

    The decal will be installed by a representative of the Graphic design company contracted by us for this program and will be removed by the same representative once the contract expires. We will be responsible for any kind of damage made by the wrap(If any), but we are 99% sure that there will not be any sort of damage as the decal is harmless. You will be compensated with $350.00 per week which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company advertise on your vehicle and no fee is required from you.

    More also, you will receive payment in form of a check via courier service and the 1st payment sent out to you from our North America payment office in charge of payments for this program will cover the cost of installing of the decal on your car and your payment for the at least the 1st 2 weeks of contract period to secure your service in advance.

    I will be waiting to hear from you.

    Sincerely,

    Hiring Manager,
    Redbull®"

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  • Posted: 2017-05-23T09:36:09 by an anonymous user from or near: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

    My friend here in Albuquerque NM, received an email to wrap advertise her car for Red Bull energy drink. They sent her a check. Is this a legitimate arrangement or a scam? She told me the wrap guys are supposed to call her and set up a time to go to her house and wrap her car. I am just concerned if this is a scam.

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    • Posted: 2017-05-23T09:46:10 by info

      It is a scam.

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  • Posted: 2017-04-10T15:07:36 by an anonymous user from or near: Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States

    I just received a money order for $987 supposedly from Red Bull. It's supposed to be for wrapping my vehicle with their advertisements. The follow up E-mail is what alarmed me because they suddenly sent the money order via USPS. The follow up E-mail gave me specific instructions to cash it my bank, take out my fee, and then deposit the rest into a graphic designer's account. That's when I started researching about this scam. It seem to easy, and to good to be true. Thanks for the info, it was helpful.

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  • Posted: 2017-03-11T10:30:50 by an anonymous user from or near: Savannah, Georgia, United States

    Yes, they called and sent me a check for $1998.00. They said take $500.00 and send the rest to pay for the wrap. But went to the bank they called in Texas about the check and found out it is NO good.

    Thank you. Billy in Savannah,Ga.

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  • Posted: 2015-07-27T19:16:12 by an anonymous user from or near: Miami, Florida, United States

    I received the scam stated above and was glad we checked before been burned for 1500 dollars.

    Thanks,
    C. Soto
    Miami Florida

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  • Posted: 2015-06-19T10:13:51 by an anonymous user from or near: Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

    Just received an email similar to the above and knew it was fake but emailed back to see how far they would go... what losers!!

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