"AP WATCH Company Advertisement" Scam

Online users, be aware of the "AP WATCH Company Advertisement" auto sticker 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.

AP WATCH Company Advertisement Scam

Samples of the "AP WATCH Company Advertisement" Scam

From: "Sofia Pavlak" <sofiapavlak@gmail.com>

Date: Dec 19, 2017 9:38 PM


Hello Alexey Bukarev,

We are please 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, 2 months or 3 months?

Do you use your car everyday? Have you crashed a car between Jan 2017 till date?

Your upfront payment would made after you supply answer to the questions above and a confirmation email saying we should go ahead and mail out funds & also information on how the decal will be placed on your car/truck/bike.

Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

Thank You.

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.

Recipients of the "AP WATCH Company Advertisement" scam are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.

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  • October 2, 2018 at 4:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

    Same name and email replied to a Craigslist post I just put up.

  • October 2, 2018 at 2:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    got a reply via text from someone phishing for my email addr. asked me to reply to sofiapavlek@gmail.com. Full message follows.

    Hello,please reply back to my personal Email...{sofiapavlak@gmail.com} you still have then...

    <cl ad title>

    for sale at this moment. thanks.

  • September 2, 2018 at 10:25 AM by an anonymous user from: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

    OMG Just made a cl post and recieved a email; went stright to spam folder

    from sofia pavlak who wanted to purchase with cetifide check and have someone else pick it up.

    So glad it went to spam folder instead of reg email.

    Why can't FCC trace these clowns and arrest them.

  • January 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Burien, Washington, United States

    I was recently contacted by sofiapavlak@gmail.com after she responded to a tutoring ad I put up.

    It's a good thing I googled this.

    • January 26, 2018 at 10:42 AM by an anonymous user from: Edinburg, Virginia, United States

      The same thing happened here. Tutoring needed and will be paid with US funds certified check.

    • January 25, 2018 at 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Palmdale, California, United States

      Wow, same thing just happened to me. I put up a Craiglist ad for tutoring last night and got a text this afternoon asking me to email them at sofiapavlak@gmail.com.

    • January 10, 2018 at 9:06 AM by an anonymous user from: South Windsor, Connecticut, United States

      I was as well. I am definitely not in or anywhere near Renton, Washington. Glad I googled.

      • September 1, 2018 at 8:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

        OMG. I put up a Craiglist ad as well and got a response from sofiapavlak@gmail.com asking my info. They started with "davidpark1401@gmail.com" and changed to "sofiapavlak@gmail.com".

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