Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

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

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



We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car advertising for iPhone 7.

How it works?

Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: APPLE seeks people -- regular citizens,professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for new "iPhone 7" plastered on your car or truck. The ads 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, 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 can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is 7 weeks.

You will be compensated with $500 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting APPLE use the space no fee is required from you APPLE shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car/truck. You will receive an up front payment of $500 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car.

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December 19, 2018 at 12:53 PM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Lakewood, California, United States

I’m so happy I checked this offer for scam reports. Thank you for giving me my info. If it’s too good to be true it’s a scam. I just received same offer from a John Kenet. Email sent telling me I was approved and check and instructions arriving.

From California


March 27, 2019 at 9:51 PM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Germantown, Maryland, United States

I just got this in my text for 450 a week for 6 months. Thanks for the info


December 16, 2018 at 10:53 AM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States

I received all of the same info as mentioned above by others, and I’ve asked the scammers if I could just cash the check at Walmart or another banking institution other than my own and they are insisting that I cash at my bank (1 of many red flags).

I certainly don’t plan on following their plans, but may try to see if I can cash the check with a bank other than my own or in some sort of way that it doesn’t come back to me or my account(s), only so that I can get the money and they get nothing, but if not, I’ll just use the checks to start a fire in my fireplace or backyard fire pit or the like.

I’m smart enough to know this is a scam, but also would like to hit the scammers how they’re doing so many others. Any thoughts or ideas about how to cash the checks without it biting me in the a*s or taking funds from any of my accounts?

If not, then oh well, but I’m certainly not going to be scammed by these douchebags but just wanted to see if there’s a way I can hurt them without pinching myself in the process. Thx!


September 27, 2018 at 1:50 PM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Modesto, California, United States

how can I report this I got scammed; now I'm owing 1,750.00 plus more for a check that was cashed but deposited.


August 3, 2018 at 3:41 PM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Medford, Oregon, United States

I received an email then a text message from 573-340-5030. My text message is from Perry Smith. I confronted him that I found it to be a scam. He said I was insulting him. He also said it is a 100% legit.

The check is in the mail with a tracking number. The mail starts in Eugene, Oregon. I will be taking the check that comes in tomorrow to the bank and see if it is legit. and go from there. He is supposed to send me more instructions once I get the check. I just curious of how they get the money or what ever they are looking for. I will not give them personal information at all.

Thanks for letting me share.


July 26, 2018 at 2:09 PM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Morrow, Arkansas, United States

I receive that same offer and just like I thought, this is too good to be true! thanks for the heads up


July 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Milton, Florida, United States

I have received similar correspondence for iPhone x plus advertising. Thank you for the heads up that this is a scam.


June 24, 2018 at 11:41 PM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

Here is another scam:

"From: Burch Christian <>

Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:04:20 PM

Subject: Re: Drive Your Car And Get $450 Extra Income - Tina Stech

Good day to you. Sorry for the late respond. Just wanted to let you

know that Your Car had bad been qualified for this Launching/Advertise

Program to Earn $450 weekly your information below had been received.

Tina Stech

4965 north old ft Wayne road

Huntington IN 46750

(260) 3586768

To Go further, Let us give you a little more details about this position.

1] This LOGO won't cover your entire CAR BODY it's going to be install on


2} we are responsible to install the LOGO on your {Vehicle} and to remove

it immediately After you done with us.

3] This won't DAMAGE your {Vehicle} Paint..

4] Our Graphic Artist Agent will show you some PICTURES when they get to

your place for you to choose any STYLE, TYPE and SIZE of LOGO you want

on your Car

Below are some questions you need to answer to proceed.

1) How long do you intend to carry this advert on your car? This Program

last for 6 Months but you can choose to participate for any Month you like

2) What Is the Present Condition and the Mileage?

3) Do you drive your car daily?

4) Pls take a picture of your CAR and send that too us

Please Note that a Check will be send to you to cover your first week Upfront salary of $450. And also The Graphic Artist Agent funds will be include, When you receive it you are to deduct your first week payment of $450 then forward the rest to Graphic Artist Agent who will come and install the iPhone X Plus ADVERT LOGO on your vehicle, The further Instruction to guide you to get started easily with the payment will be send to you immediately after you confirm you receive and understand the content of this Message.. Hope to hear from you soon

Apple iPhone Advert Co. Hiring Manager

Mr Burch Christian."


June 18, 2018 at 8:29 AM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam
an anonymous user from: Temple, Texas, United States

I received a check. But it was for baskin robins this time telephone number (916)905-4018. Same message but baskin robins instead of apple. Can I just destroy this check, do I have to turn it into authorities?


June 18, 2018 at 1:41 PM by
Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

You can destroy it.


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Paid To Drive Concept By Apple Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam