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

2017-11-08T22:17:03 -  +
Beware of "Paid To Drive Initiative By Budweiser" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

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

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

From: Jerrod Anderson <jerrodfty@gmail.com>

Date: November 6, 2017 at 4:05:12 PM EST

Subject: Re: Paid To Drive Initiative By Budweiser [#10]

Welcome to the 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 ($1850) will be mailed to you, out of which you will take out your first week's pay of ($400) and send the rest to the specialist Via Money Gram, 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: Saturday at 8:05 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "Hello.

    According to my findings I have become a victim of the "Paid to Drive Initiative by Budweiser."

    Below is the email that was sent to me that describes your scam alert information.
    Thanks to a previous, similar incident, I sensed the issue before receiving a check and found your cite.

    Thank you for your scam alert service!!!

    -------- Original message --------
    From: Dennis Franklin
    Date: 4/19/18 11:35 AM (GMT-08:00)
    Subject: Re: Paid To Drive Initiative By Budweiser: Christine Valenti

    Welcome to the Budweiser Drink vehicle advertisement program, A detailer 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 detailer. When you get the payment, you will take out your first week pay of $400 and give the rest to the detailer, this is to afford mutual relationship between you and the detailer.

    A paycheck of ($1950) will be mailed to you, out of which you will take out your first week's pay of ($400) and send the rest to the detailer Via Money Gram, 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."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 12, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Endicott, New York, United States

    I must admit...I responded to the scam mail and have received a response. The response said that the 1st payment will be delivered by fedex, gave me directions to keep $500 for my first weeks pay then an additional $50 for the transferring of the remaining funds.

    What happens if I tear up the FedEx check when it arrives? No harm no foul right?

    Below is the response e-mail and my directions on what to do with the initial payment:

    "Hello

    We like to bring to your notice that our representative have mail out payment to you and we have been informed that Payment of $2850 was sent. Payment covered decal expenses and your first week payment for our "Budweiser " Auto wrap Advertisement placement on your car via FEDEX.As soon as the payment is received.

    Kindly go ahead and have the check deposited to your bank account. Deduct $500 as your weekly wages with extra $50 for your running around expenses and have the rest balance of $2300 sent to specialist that will put the advert on your Car.

    He has some other cars to wrap near to you. Specialist will make
    all the necessary arrangement for the supplies needed for the wrap
    placement on the car once the payment is received from you.Specialist
    advice to split the money into two to avoid delay in receiving the
    money. Below are the specialist information you are require to send
    the fund to via Walmart-Walmart & Moneygram money transfer at Nearest
    Walmart store close to you:

    Send $1150 via Walmart to Walmart Transfer to:

    Matt Littel
    2009 Knights Ct,
    Plano Texas 75069

    Then send the rest of $1150 Moneygram Money Transfer to:

    Thomas Morell
    100 Cook Ave
    Allen Texas 75069

    We will like you to email the Moneygram transfer details for
    Confirmation upon completion of payment within 24hr you receive the
    Check.

    1. 8 digit Money-gram Reference #/9 Digit Walmart-Walmart reference #
    as appeared on both receipts
    2. Sender's full name and address
    3. Total amount sent after money gram charges.
    4. Best time and location you want the specialist to Wrap your Vehicle.

    Thank you


    Note: Budweiser will take full responsibility for placing and remove
    decal on your car and it will not cause to any damage. you are entitle
    to receive $500 weekly wages for carrying out our decal on your Car
    and upon the process for the wrap placement, you will receive an
    agreement form to sign by the specialist the same day the wrap will
    take place at your residence.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately."

    I have not responded to this e-mail.

    Kind Regards.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 13, 2018 by info

      Yes, just destroy the check. Do not cash it.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 8, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Ogden, Utah, United States

    Been getting these notifications this week. They supposedly sent a (fake) check.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 3, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Crisfield, Maryland, United States

    I deposited $1950 check for advertising Budweiser on my car, but check hasn't cleared yet. What should I do?

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 3, 2018 by info

      Let your bank know that you found out the check is fraudulent.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 27, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Beckley, West Virginia, United States

    I have received a check for 2350.00 to do the car wrap I pretty sure it's a scam check is in my bank hasn't cleared yet who do I need to call I don't want them to get me for money I don't have unemployed looking on job sites to make extra cash I feel like a fool please help.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 3, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Crisfield, Maryland, United States

      I received a check for $1950 from DORT Credit Union in Michigan and deposited the check already. The check hasn't cleared yet. What should I do?

      delete


      • Posted: Mar 3, 2018 by info

        Contact your bank and let them know that you found out the check is fraudulent.

        delete


  • Posted: Jan 24, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "richard wilson"
    Date: Jan 22, 2018 9:11 AM
    Subject: Re: Paid To Drive Initiative By Budweiser [#73]

    Welcome to the Budweiser Drink vehicle advertisement program, A detailer 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 detailer. When you get the payment, you will take out your first week pay of $400 and give the rest to the detailer, this is to afford mutual relationship between you and the detailer. A paycheck of ($1950) will be mailed to you, out of which you will take out your first week's pay of ($400) and send the rest to the detailer Via Money Gram, 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.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 19, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Dec 24, 2017 7:54 AM, "Joseph Mclauren" wrote:
    Thank for getting back to us and we got the information requested from you, thank you for your Co-operation.

    The biggest-selling most popular international premium beverage brand Bud- light Is delighted to have you on board as part of the current "Paid to Drive" marketing strategy with the concept of Vinyl decals/Auto wraps on Vehicles in to increase awareness of the Company brand, product and services all across the United states.

    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.

    NOTES (1/4)

    1..How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month or 3 months?
    2..Do you use your car everyday?
    3..Have you crashed a car between October 2017 till date?
    4..Send the picture of your vehicle.

    Budweiser®Beer 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 Budweiser®.. Your up front 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, and your valid ID for proper registration.

    However, from the amount you will be receiving a payment which will carry an excess funds you will deduct only the sum of $400 for your first week payment for working with us carrying the advert on your car and the remaining balance will be sent out to the specialist/expert from QDR Graphics coming over to handle the advert placement on your car after deducting your first week upfront payment.

    This is done in order to avoid delays or any inconvenience that may arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available to you. You do not need to drive to Specialist/experts handling the advert placement.

    After the duration of your service and you want to discontinue, the specialist/expert will be on hand to remove the advert placement on your car with no traces of ever placing a vinyl decal on your vehicle, so there's nothing to worry about as everything will be taken care of accordingly,

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately. Thanks

    Looking forward to working with you.

    Best Regards

    For: Budweiser®Beer
    William Martinez (Ads Agent)
    1(931) 488-4178 (SMS Only)
    1(612) 666-0469"

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 17, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

    received this also and also got a check on a bank of America account and now seeing this I almost got taken

    Thank you

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 11, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Boise, Idaho, United States

    I received the proposal from a text message under the name Ross Hamilton phone number is 410-100-003.
    Although it wasn’t a full phone number which is suspicious on its own I googled as well & found this warning I agree that if something sounds off it probably is!!

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 11, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    It's the old adage, if it sounds too good to be true, then it isn't. I was falling for the scam until I googled it. Will receive the check, post a picture of it on Facebook, and tell others to beware.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 1, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

    I am glad I look this kind of stuff up because they targeted my 16 year old today. sent it to him and thank God I check the mail everyday and not him. he would have just seen the check and not thought nothing about it. this is sad individuals doing this and this is why driving licenses and other personal information should not be public and there shouldn't be no mail list connected with certain information.

    sincerely,
    I protective parent!

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 9, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: Ryan Lojas
    Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 1:13 PM
    Subject: Re: Paid To Drive Initiatives... $500 weekly

    CONGRATULATION!!! You do qualify to carry the advert on your vehicle. 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 Bud Initiatives®. So we are currently working with them on sending out the fund to you to get the advert placed on your vehicle, note that the Check payment will be sent to you to cover your first week salary of $500 and also the Specialist fund will be included, you will have it deposit and when the Check clears which will be in a day or two, you are to deduct your $500 and the rest will be going to the Specialist that will be responsible for the Advert placement on your vehicle, we will also send you the information to send it to and Instruction with details that will guide you on the proceeding for the decal to be placed as soon as the upfront payment has been delivered to you. Hope to hear back from you soon and thanks for your understanding!.

    BUT! LET ME KNOW IF WE CAN trust you with the Technical funds.

    delete


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