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Beware of "Paid To Drive Concept By Budweiser" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

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Beware of "Paid To Drive Concept By Budweiser" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

The "Paid To Drive Concept By Budweiser" auto car wrap or autowrapping advertising below is a scam. The scam claims that vehicle owners with a driver's license can be paid $500 or more weekly via check (cheque) to have their vehicle wrapped with an advertisement. The scammers behind this fraudulent scheme or scam will send you fake checks, ask you to take your share of the money and wire the rest to a graphic designer or give it to someone else. But, the checks are fakes and will bounce. The wired money will actually go to the scammers behind this fraudulent scheme. You will then be left to pay back the bank the wired amount and other charges associated with the processing of the check. Whenever you receive offers that are too good to be true, please do your research before participating, even if the offers seem legitimate.

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Recipients of the following "Paid To Drive Concept By Budweiser" email message or something similar are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.

The "Paid To Drive Concept By Budweiser" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

Wrap your vehicle with Budweiser Select® Beer Advertisement Wrap and Get Paid... It is Very Easy and Simple with No Application fees required Here's how It works - The basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept Budweiser Select® Advertising seeks people -- regular citizens, not professional drivers -- to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert of "Budweiser Select® Beer "plastered on your car/truck.The adverts 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 and 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 and can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them.This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month. You will be compensated with $400 (Four hundred dollars per Week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space and we shall provide Experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.

Interested person should please feel Free to fill out the information below and send it back to us today and we will get back to you with details.

Full Names: Address Line 1: Address Line 2: City:State:Zip Code :

Age: Home Phone Number: Cell / Mobile Phone Number

Best Regards, David Alberto Hiring Manager, Budweiser Select® Beer davebud441@gmail.com

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  • Posted: Feb 11 at 4:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: DR.PRECIOUS <jmmpane5@gmail.com>
    Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 05:13
    Subject: Re: Bud light advert

    Hello,

    We are pleased to inform you that you meet our laid out plans for this advertisement as your information has been received. Below are some questions you need to answer before we can proceed. How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month or 3 months? Do you use your car everyday?

    We shall take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car and it will not resort to any damage. Also we have OUT-SOURCED the payment of funds to you to another Agency, so please do not be alarmed by the payment not coming directly us.

    Your upfront payment would made after you have sent a reply with answer to the questions above and a confirmation email saying we should go ahead and mail out funds and i will like you to send the pics of the vehicle.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

    Kind Regards!

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 6 at 10:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lumberton, Texas, United States

    Got a text from jay howell for this scam

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 2 at 1:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Austin, Texas, United States

    Yes...VERY shady! My husband and I both received checks in the mail...sent via USPS Priority Mail in fact.

    The checks are both for an amount of $1,950.89. The guy - the e-mail I received came from a jack philip - and his text message number of (925) 352-4461. The address on the check is a HOME in Sacramento, CA, but the check address says:

    Chicago Title Company
    8709 pennyfoot court
    Sacramento,CA 96828.

    The bank says it is from Wells Fargo Bank, with an address of

    420,Montgomery
    san Francisco, Ca,94104

    (all incorrect capitalization and punctuation is not an error on my part...that is how it came in on the checks).

    I e-mailed jack philip and asked him what I need to do. He told me to deposit the check. When it clears, I needed to take $700 for myself. Then, once the check cleared, I would need to go to Walmart to wire transfer the money to an "expert" who is going to "install" the "emblem" on our vehicles.

    I asked him if there was any paperwork I needed to sign, any sort of agreement. He said the "expert" would have all of the paperwork for me to sign.

    I called him out on the address on the check...he admitted it is his house. His English is broken...definitely not his first language.

    I will be tearing the checks up and trashing them.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 26 at 11:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Wylie, Texas, United States

    I just received this advertisement today and googled it to see if it was legit. SHAME!, SHAME!

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  • Posted: Jan 10, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Richardson, Texas, United States

    This is what I have had sent to me and I have been informed that there scams going on the good part is I live in a gated community and it’s not easy to get in. Here are the texts:

    "Hello Alden, this is Mr Mamie from the Paid To Drive Initiative By Budweiser that you applied for. How are you doing today and can you read me? Okay we got your information and how long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month or 2 months and also do you use your car everyday?Okay the program is only available for 2 months Okay good. Is the car neatly kept and is it in a perfect working condition? And I want you to send the picture of the car for verification? Okay got it and I am happy to inform you that you are qualified to carry the Advert on your car. Your first week payment of $500 will be sent to you and it will include the specialists' funds (those that will be coming to place the Advert on your car) After you receive the check and have it deposited and after it clears, you will deduct your first week payment of $500 and the rest will be sent to the specialists coming to place the decal on your car.Do you understand? Alright and thanks for willing to participate in the program and the check will be issued out to you tomorrow morning and deliver to you next-day and look out for the tracking #"

    I am waiting for it too come so I can get the police ready to grab them. I plan calling the bank on the check to find out if it is a good check. Then if it is good go cash it at the bank that the check is written from If it’s not good take to police and let them see it and ask how they want to deal with it. I think I should tell Budweiser if it’s a scam and they might want to stop it too.

    I think they want me to deposit the check that is probably fake and then swing by to pretend they’re going to put the decals on and try to get money from me and that’s when we need to arrest them.

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    • Posted: Jan 24, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Palmdale, California, United States

      Any feedback on what happened? The same thing happened to me

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 5, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

    I got a text the other day and agreed to it. Got a text this morning they are sending me my check. I looked into it because I had the same thing happen to me trying to sell a bar on Craig's list. I'm going to take the check to the police.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 7, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: La Grange, Illinois, United States

      Why would they send a check for not even wrapping your car?

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 3, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Fresno, California, United States

    I received a text, I followed the instructions, gave my name, address, make model of my car. I've got an email they will be sending me a check for 1950 dollars, believe me I will not be cashing it. Bunch of cheating liars.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 3, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

    I just received a text message asking to have an advert from Budweiser on my car and would be paid 400$. S: M:hxxps://goo.gl/R6ZaZH. This was the website. Here is what it said:

    "We are looking to recruit individual nationwide, those that would like to make money by simply driving their car with small Budweiser drink advert plastered on its exterior surface.

    How it works?

    This basic premise of the paid to drive concept by Budweiser Drink is one of the new way the company adopt in this millennium era in other to compete with other companies in the market. Regular citizens, professional drivers are to go about their normal routine as they usually do only with a small advert for "Budweiser Drink" plastered on the car. The advert are typically vinyl decals, also known as auto wraps that almost seem to be painted on the car, and which will cover any portion of the car's exterior surface.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?

    Lots of exposure and awareness is what the company get at first. The advert tends to be colorful, eye catching and attract lots of attention. It is as well a form of advertising with a captive audience that even people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 16 weeks and the minimum you can participate is 8 weeks.

    Compensation/Reward?

    You will be compensated with $400 per week which is essentially a "rental payment" for letting our company use the space on your car and no fee is required from you to get started. An up-front payment of $400 inform of check via courier service will be mailed out to you upon accepting the offer in carrying advert around your normal routine. Budweiser Drink shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. Complete the form below

    Please check your e-mail address every day to get updated as to when the upfront payments will arrive to your address.

    Note:- Updates might also come via text message to your phone."

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  • Posted: Jan 3, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

    I received a check for $2950 today w/ instructions to go to nearest ATM machine to have the check deposited & designated for 24hr deposit. Then they want me to send them a snapshot of deposit receipt then text their hiring manager so they can let their financial institution know to expedite the release of cash the next business day to me.

    I'm very skeptical but I contacted the huntington national bank and they verify that there is enough $ to cover the check.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 23, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    Just received a check for 1950 and was told to take out 400. wouldn't deposit money cause I just deal with cash. couldn't go further cause I don't have an account. Scam,scam,scam . Beware. They want to get in your account. Sounds good but don't fall for it.

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    • Posted: Dec 24, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Camarillo, California, United States

      I just got a check from Merrill lynch in amount of 1862.00 from Budweiser rep with a gmail account. I’m to keep 400 and forward rest to an ad agent.. I initially replied to correspondence with “ F)$&@ off a&$)hole and they still claimed to hire me and send me a check.

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  • Posted: Dec 21, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "lost.in.neosho36@gmail.

    You have been employed for Budweiser Drink vehicle advertisement program, A specialist who will install the decals on your vehicle has been allocated and your payment will be scheduled.You will therefore receive your payment alongside the money that will be paid to the national car specialist When you get the payment, you will take out your first week pay of $400 and give the rest to the specialist, this is to afford mutual relationship between you and the specialist.

    A paycheck of ($1550) will be mailed to you, out of which you will take out your first week's pay of ($300) and send the rest to the specialist Via Walmart, being payment for the installation and removal of the decals after the program. We need you to confirm the following so that the account department can issue out your payment; 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 everyday? Also reconfirm your name and address as it should be on the check and your complete mailing address for your payments. We look forward to a great exposure of our products from you. Regards. "

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  • Posted: Dec 15, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Nelson Smith <nelsonsmith125@gmail.com>
    Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 6:37 PM
    Subject: Re: Budweiser Drink Project

    I will get back to you with the Tracking Number for the check soon

    Good afternoon,

    I emailed you back, but have yet to hear back from you. Please advise if you are still interested in me becoming a part of the team.

    Thank you.

    Warm Regards,"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 10, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    I am so angry! I actually deposited my check for almost $3,000 this morning, before realizing that it was a scam check. It is totally hard to tell because it came in a priority mail envelope - a legitimate envelope Dash and we even looked up the routing number and Credit Union information and it was all correct.

    The thing is I had received this email and sent my information but after that I realized it was a scam and did not proceed further. This was a while back. So when I received this check in the mail I did not connect it to. It was the name Ed Edwards on the bottom of the check just so you know. I've called my bank I'm freaking out. Now I don't know what to do emotionally they have totally toyed with me and my husband I am very angry.

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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

    I have also received a check through priority mail, saying take my 400 out and the rest will go to whoever is supposed to wrap the car... thank you so much for the alert..seems like budweiser could put a warning out about this scam

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  • Posted: Dec 5, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

    almost made this a horrible mistake. I thought maybe this was real...got the check today and almost deposited...once I told the text messages I was going to return the check which I wrote void all over it they stopped texting me...I could have really used the money and glad I did a little more research....the checks come in an odd amount also.

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  • Posted: Dec 4, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Pasadena, Texas, United States

    Got one today from: salmaiyanna@gmail.com.

    Is there a way to block this or have them stop??

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 4, 2017 by info

      Flag the emails as spam/junk to have them automatically sent to your Junk folder.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

    I just got the same one but from jerrodfty@gmail.com offering $400 per week. Also said a $400 check will be sent up front.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 4, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "I found another version of the email scam previously featured by you folks online. This one purports to be "Budweiser" watches? Lol.

    From: jayne67s@gmail.com
    Date: November 3, 2017 at 1:43:28 PM MDT
    Subject: Paid To Drive Concept By Budweiser
    Reply-To: jayne67s@gmail.com

    Hello, Will you allow Budweiser to put a small sticker on your CAR OR TRUCK and get $500 weekly, click on this link for details"

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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "Ericka Williams contacted me. This the number she texted me from: 1 (415) 237-0768‬

    From: Ericka Willams <ericka7wd@gmail.com>
    Date: November 1, 2017 at 6:51:55 AM CDT
    Subject: Re: Budweiser Advert Concept 3850356694123337998

    Hello,
    We are glad you're willing to be a part of Budweiser®beer, car advertisement and we would like to inform you that everything is in place for you to get started.Adequate arrangements have been made for your car to be wrapped.

    Here is your USPS tracking # 9405501699320136857151
    Check Payment Amount:.. $4370.77 Correct.

    Once you received the Check, just go ahead and deposit it into your Account or through the ATM OR YOUR PHONE APPLICATION, the fund will be available to withdraw within 24 hours.

    Have the deposit receipt scanned and emailed once the deposit has been made. you are to deduct your weekly upfront payment of $500 while The balance should be transferred to the decal company, via direct deposit, once the payment confirmed received they will send down the wrap installer along with the wrap to get the Car wrap done.

    I will get back to you with the necessary information as soon as you have received and deposited the fund to your bank.

    Regards
    Ericka Williams."

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  • Posted: Oct 30, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Bedminster (Pluckemin), New Jersey, United States

    I Just received a check for 950$ and that same email from jerrad. Please let me know what to do and if this is a scam I'm on disability and can barely afford my bills now.

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    • Posted: Dec 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Saranac, Michigan, United States

      THIS IS A SCAM!!

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 26, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Kennesaw, Georgia, United States

    I received a text first then I got the email then I got the check and I went to try it out. I went to cash it never putting any of my info on the check and I asked the lady at the check cashers to help me to find out if it was a scam and she put it through the little machine and it did not go through....so I emailed the Jerrod Anderson at jerrodfty@gmail.com and that's it. I've not heard from anyone; the text came from a Richard Fenton, then here are my instructions from Jerrod:

    "Hello,

    I'm happy to inform you that the payment has been delivered to you Today via Fedex and here is the Fedex tracking # 770563086477.Once you get the check I want you to go ahead and deposit the check at your bank and withdraw the Fund to proceed then you will deduct $200 from the funds as your first payment and send $750 via Walmart Money Transfer to the expert Payment Head office in TX , So that The Wrap artist will be sent over to your area to wrap your car.

    I want you to take care of it asap ,so that they will come and put the wrap on your Car,also they can make all the necessary arrangement for the supplies needed for the wrap placement..You are to deduct the money gram charges from the $750 and use it for the money gram transfer charges .After the duration of your service and you want to discontinue, the specialist/ expert shall come again and remove the advert placement on your car with no traces of ever placing a vinyl decals on your
    vehicle.

    Here is the expert's payment head office information to receive the $1450 via money gram Money Transfer:

    Receiver Name: Michael Williams
    Receiver Address:2531 w. Pleasant Run Rd
    City: Lancaster
    State: TX
    Zip Code:75146

    As soon as you send the fund to the expert's payment head office Information ,you will get back to me with the following information..

    1) Sender's Name And Address:
    2) Reference # as it is appears on the receipt and amount sent :
    3) Best time that the Specialist can meet up with you at your residence for the placement of the Wrap on your Vehicle.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

    Kind Regards

    PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING FROM THESE PEOPLE AND MY CHECK CAME FROM NUSENDA CREDIT UNION IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM ....PLEASE CAREFUL THEY ARE REALLY OUT HERE AND TRYING HARD AS HELL TO SCREW PEOPLE UP ...."

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    • Posted: Oct 30, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Bedminster (Pluckemin), New Jersey, United States

      I just got this same email today. What should I do?

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  • Posted: Oct 20, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Morristown, New Jersey, United States

    I just received this email 4 days ago.............same verbiage. Thank you for this SCAM Alert.

    MaryL

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