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Beware of "AP WATCH Company Advertisement" Scam

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Beware of "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.

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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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  • Posted: Jan 4, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Renton, 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.


    • Posted: Jan 26 at 10:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Strasburg, Virginia, United States

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


    • Posted: Jan 25 at 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Costa Mesa, 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.


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

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


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