"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

The "Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" 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.

Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

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

The "Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

From: James Williams <goldenmj2011@gmail.com>

Date: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Subject: Re: Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice [#53]


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?

Tropicana will 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 from Tropicana..

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!

© 2017 Tropicana Products, Inc. All rights reserved

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January 8, 2022 at 9:30 PM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

okay guys and girls here is one of the newer ones from Tropicana. I Received this text this morning, Tropicana juice is ready to pay you $1000 weekly if you allow us place our Decals on the side of your Car/truck/bike or place our Billboard at your house. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO READ MORE AND APPLY https://tropicanajuice.wixsite.com/website. when I did this it took me to some site that just shows you a front page and when you try to click on the page to continue all it doe's is spins it never loads. and the number they have you call is just like all the other scams . they wanted me to cash the check for them for 5525$ and I get to keep a thousand. SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM . FIRST OFF Tropicana isn't going to have some third party person sending checks out for them . they are to Big of a company way to much risk of law suite. nothing is that easy. use common sense . SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM.!


January 4, 2022 at 6:06 AM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Cook, Chicago, Illinois, United States

I have just received an offer to put a tropical orange juice wrap on my BMW for $1000 a week for up to 3 months but no less than 6 weeks. They say they will send me a check for $5495 and I'm to take out my $1000 then to send the rest to wrap agent..is this a scam?

What if I cashed the check and kept the money in my bank..just to see if they would chase and..how would I get in trouble if check is fake then my bank won't cash it..right?


January 4, 2022 at 7:47 AM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

It is a scam. You will have to pay the fees associated with processing the check, even if it turns out to be fake, which it will be.


December 29, 2021 at 1:09 PM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Anderson, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States

What happens if you don't send the cash in the autowrap scam


December 29, 2021 at 1:39 PM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

You can be charged for fraud.


February 27, 2021 at 2:50 PM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Pulaski, Somerset, Kentucky, United States

Yes I just recieved a check today in the mail so it's a fake check and there trying to scam me so I shouldn't cash it


February 22, 2021 at 12:34 PM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Pulaski, Somerset, Kentucky, United States

I just filled out a app application for tropicana and there supposed to send me a check sto it's fake


February 26, 2021 at 7:24 AM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

I just recieved the check in the mail. Should I take it to the police station?


February 26, 2021 at 8:28 AM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

I think you should, to make the police aware.


March 21, 2020 at 2:16 PM by
"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Dallas, Texas, United States

I KNEW I was a SCAM! I told my mother before the check came. They only text you and want are sending you a text, no call no application ect. I was thinking why are they sending money to me and not the installers? Not in my bank account! Also the address to Corbin Auto Racing Charles Wright 1209 N. Oxford Street in Indianapolis, IN 46201 is the address to a house that is for sale. The name of Gus Lewis is on the Bank of America Cashier's Check in San Antonio, TX for $2850.00 and the person that I have been receiving texts from calls himself "Jeff" Red Flags everywhere! Not today Satan.


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"Paid To Drive Concept By Tropicana Orange Juice" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam