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Beware of "Paid To Drive Concept By Samsung" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

2017-05-08T20:33:42 -  +
Beware of "Paid To Drive Concept By Samsung" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

The "Paid To Drive Concept By Samsung" 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.

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

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

From: Donald Micheal donm1800@gmail.com
Date: 5/7/2017 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: Paid To Drive Concept By Samsung - Linda Sue Rabuck

Dear,

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 7 weeks or 3 months?
Do you use your car everyday ?
Have you crashed a car between August 2016 till date?

Samsung 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 Samsung. 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 we will like you to send the picture of the vehicle.

Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

Kind Regards!

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  • Posted: Nov 10, 2018 at 3:47 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

    Yes, this happened to me as well, thought it was legit because it was a logo for samsung deposited check and check bounced.

    Thankfully, bank caught it and I was left only with an overdraft.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 26, 2018 at 5:29 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:15 AM, Millie Eddy wrote:

    UPDATE
    Good News for you today, I am glad to inform you that your first week payment will be delivered today via USPS Mail. Here is the Tracking number 9405501699320095959460 check the tracking progress on Via iShip for you to verify the delivery status.

    Once when you receive the check, you are expected to have the check deposited in your account via MOBILE DEPOSIT or ATM, It will take 24 hours for the check to fully clear your bank, Kindly withdraw the funds once and send do the graphic artist who will head to your home to get your car wrap installation done, You are to deduct $500 which is your first week payment $100 sign on fee.

    Note: Our Graphic artist will take full responsibility for installing,maintaining and removal of decal on your car which would not resort to any damage. Also you are entitle to receive $500 weekly wages for you carrying out our decal on your Car and upon the process for the wrap placement, you will receive a CONTRACT to sign the day the Graphic artist comes to your residence for the decals installation.

    The balance after deducting your first week payment and sign on fee will be sent to the Graphic artist via Money Transfer/Money Order. More details on that will be sent asap. Also, this is to notify you that you have won a brand new Samsung GALAXY note 9 with ticket number SMG-95W21R09-9. PLEASE acknowledge this email ASAP.

    Warm Regards
    Hiring manger,"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 9, 2018 at 9:12 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Roanoke, Virginia, United States

    I just received this check in the mail. I always do my research, the bank is in Washington. I am calling the bank to inform them of this scam with a fraudulent cashiers check. Then I will move forward with the authorities.

    Example of the email is below:

    PAID TO DRIVE CONCEPT BY STARBUCKS

    kimberdg smtherff

    Mon, Oct 8, 2:10 PM (20 hours ago)

    Carmencllns

    Hello, I am happy to inform you that you have successfully been shortlisted for the "PAID TO DRIVE CONCEPT BY STARBUCKS" after going through your details. Our auto wrap concept is sponsored by individuals/companies/corporate bodies.

    A start-up check of $1,750.00 has been issued on your name and mailed to your address by FEDEX. The amount covers your first-week payment ($500.00) and the installer's fees. Your subsequent paycheck will be $500.00 weekly after the decals has been installed. You are required to deposit the start-up check into your bank account and when it clears you will deduct your first-week payment and send the balance to the installer. This is to afford mutual relationship between you and the installer. The balance which you are required to send to the installer is the payment for the decals installation, maintenance, removal and other logistics. As soon as they receive the funds, they will contact you to schedule appointment on when to come over to your location or preferred location to have the decals installed.

    Then, how long do you intend to carry the advert on your Truck/Car/Bike/SUV?

    More so, kindly confirm your cell phone number by sending it to this email.

    We will be waiting to hear from you.

    Thank you

    Smith Anderson
    The Hiring Manager

    ©2018 - Starbucks®

    delete


  • Posted: May 31, 2018 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "From: International PDC
    Date: Fri, May 25, 2018, 11:05 PM
    Subject: SAMSUNG PAID TO DRIVE CONCEPT ADVERTISEMENT
    To:

    Welcome to SAMSUNG PAID TO DRIVE CONCEPT ADVERTISEMENT program, A specialist expert 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 specialist expert that will be installing the decal on your car at your location,a paycheck of ($2000) will be mailed out to you, out of which you will take out your first week pay of ($500) and send the rest fund to the Specialist expert, being payment for the installation and removal of the decals after the program so as to create mutual relationship between you and the specialist. We need you to confirm the following so that the account department can issue out your payment;

    (1) How long do you intend to carry the advertisement on your car?
    One(1) month, two(2) months or three(3) months?
    (2) Do you use your car everyday?
    (3) Did you accept the terms and condition?

    Also reconfirm your name and address as it should be on the check and your complete mailing address and phone number for your payments and you can always send a Text to 713 581 9069 for any question.
    We look forward to a great exposure of our products from you.

    Thank you"

    delete


  • Posted: May 26, 2018 at 3:34 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "Hello,

    We are currently employing individual who has a vehicle,bike or truck .Professional drivers are needed to go about their usual daily activities, only with a piece of advert for "SAMSUNG" plastered on your Car. The advert are typically 3M vinyl and laminate, also known as "auto wraps/decal,"that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle which covers the front doors and the back window.

    The auto wraps looks colorful, eye-catching and gets attention,people who are stuck intraffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car as you drive by and lots of exposure and awareness are derived from this advert.

    This ad campaign lasts for 6 months while minimum duration for participation is 1 month.You will be compensated with $400 weekly which is essentially the"rental"payment for using the space on your vehicle.SAMSUNG shall provide experts that would handle the instalation.Your weekly pay of $400 is going to be paid via check which will be mailed to your address,please note that No fee is required from you.Kindly complete these info if you are interested

    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Age:
    Cell # :
    Occupation:
    Make and year of car :

    You will be contacted as soon as your email is received

    Kind Regards!
    Randall R. Jude
    Hiring Manager"

    delete


  • Posted: May 20, 2018 at 6:54 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: "anjargj@gmail.com"
    Sent: Sat, May 19, 2018 at 12:27 PM
    Subject: PAID TO DRIVE CONCEPT BY SAMSUNG ( MAKE NEW INCOME $$$ )

    Hi,

    We are currently seeking to employ in the USA.SAMSUNG seeks people-individual,professional drivers to go about their usual activities, only with a small advert for "SAMSUNG" plastered on your car. The advert are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps,"that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle which will cover the two front doors and the back window.
    This auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention.For instance, people who are stuck intraffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car as you drive by.The companies derives Lots of exposure and awareness from this advert.This program last for 6 months while minimum duration for participation is 1 month.You will be compensated with $500 weekly which is essentially a"rental"payment for allowing us make use of the space on your vehicle.SAMSUNG shall provide experts that would handle the instalation.Your weekly pay of $500 is going to be paid via check which will be mailed to your address,please note that No fee is required from you. Kindly complete the required info if you are interested

    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Age:
    Cell # :
    Occupation:
    Make and year of car :

    We will get back to you as soon as your email is received

    Kind Regards!

    Hiring Manager

    delete


  • Posted: May 16, 2018 at 1:15 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Millie Eddy
    Date: May 16, 2018 at 9:06:11 AM CDT
    Subject: Re: Paid To Drive By Samsung 2018 - $500 weekly [#81]

    UPDATE
    Good News for you today, I am glad to inform you that your first week payment will be delivered today via USPS Mail. Here is the Tracking number
    9405512699350102136788 check the tracking progress on Via iShip for you to verify the delivery status.

    Once when you receive the check, you are expected to have the check deposited in your account via MOBILE DEPOSIT or ATM, It will take 24 hours for the check to fully clear your bank, Kindly withdraw the funds once and send do the Expert who will head to your home to get your car wrap installation done, You are to deduct $500 which is your first week payment.

    ​Note: Our Expert will take full responsibility for installing,maintaining and removal of decal on your car which would not resort to any damage. Also you are entitle to receive $500 weekly wages for you carrying out our decal on your Car and upon the process for the wrap placement, you will receive a CONTRACT to sign the day the EXPERT comes to your residence for the decals installation.

    The balance after deducting your first week payment will be sent to the expert via Money Transfer/Money Order. More details on that will be sent asap. Also, this is to notify you that you have won a brand new Samsung ​GALAXY S9 with ticket number SMG-908A23TR-8​.​
    PLEASE ​acknowledge this email ASAP.

    ​Best Wishes & Regards.
    HR
    Millie Eddy"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 6, 2018 at 10:28 AM by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

    I have done the same and cashed a check that today bounced. After I wired the money. I did mine over text messages.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 24, 2018 at 3:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dayton, Ohio, United States

    I have been contacted by this Ryan also received the check for $1500.56, person sending it is annies children center out of Michigan.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 21, 2018 at 9:27 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- --
    From: Ryan jergens
    Date: February 12, 2018 at 12:43:36 AM PST
    Subject: Re: Feedback via the PAID TO DRIVE CONCEPT BY SAMSUNG [#20]

    Welcome to the Samsung 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 $300 and give the rest to the specialist , this is to afford mutual relationship between you and the specialist.

    A paycheck of ($1500) will be mailed to you, out of which you will take out your first week's pay of ($300) and send the rest fund Deposit into the Specialist Bank Account , 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: Feb 23, 2018 at 8:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: St Louis, Missouri, United States

      Oh, I cashed a check from the pay to drive 2500 what do i do please help

      delete


      • Posted: Feb 23, 2018 at 9:05 PM by info

        Let your bank know that you found out the check is a fake. Let then know that you were tricked by scammers posing a car wrapping advertisement agents.

        delete


  • Posted: Feb 9, 2018 at 2:30 AM by info

    Received scam from: (832) 680-1359

    Thanks for your interest in our Samsung Car Advert, Kindly reply with your Car Make, Model, Year and your Full name and Address, so we can process your application for the car wrap program to make up to $500 weekly.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 28, 2018 at 7:01 PM by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    "Paid To Drive Concept By SAMSUNG
    Please Kindly Read & Understand Carefully Before Applying

    We are seeking to employ individual nationwide, those that would like to make money by simply driving their car with small SAMSUNG advert plastered on its exterior surface.

    How it works?
    This basic premise of the paid to drive concept by SAMSUNG is one of the new way the company adopt in this millennium era in other to compete with other companies in the market for the year end sale . Regular citizens, professional drivers are to go about their normal routine as they usually do only with a small advert for " SAMSUNG " plastered on the car. The advert are typically vinyl decals, also known as auto wraps that almost seem to be painted on the car, and which will cover any portion of the car's exterior surface.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?
    Lots of exposure and awareness is what the company get at first. The advert tends to be colorful, eye catching and attract lots of attention. It is as well a form of advertising with a captive audience that even people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 16 weeks and the minimum you can participate is 8 weeks.

    Compensation/Reward?
    You will be compensated with $300 per week which is essentially a "rental payment" for letting our company use the space on your car and no fee is required from you to get started. An up-front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service will be mailed out to you upon accepting the offer in carrying advert around your normal routine. SAMSUNG shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car ."

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 8, 2017 at 10:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    I have received a check and they want me to deposit in the account that I don't have then also I have to open the account and send them a picture of the account receipt. Can you help me with some advice.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 5, 2017 at 3:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Brinkley, Arkansas, United States

    Thank you for posting this information. I almost fell for it. So glad I did some research.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 29, 2017 at 4:43 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "Hi! I got a text today from
    (360) 933-4287, which read: "Hi, would you like to place a small Samsung advert on your car and get paid $500 weekly? Follow the link below for more info and how to apply. hxxp://bit.ly/2yDBejr."

    This is an extension of the Samsung Wrap Advertising Scam. Please inform your readers! Let me know if you have any questions.

    The information from the website:

    "Paid To Drive Concept By Samsung
    We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car advertising for Samsung Electronics.

    How it works?

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Samsung seeks people -- regular citizens,professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for new "Galaxy S8 and S8 " 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 Samsung use the space no fee is required from you, Samsung 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."

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 24, 2017 at 8:39 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa, Florida, United States

    Mr. Stuart, I got involved whit a guy Mr. John after filling out a short email they got my phone number sent me a check I deposited it but be for I went any further I said to Mr. John I would not do anything on till check cleared. I went online to see where the check came from and it was from a company called specialized carriers and rigging ass.

    mr john said to put it in the bank right away when the money cleared he wanted me to go out and buy iTunes gift cards to pay the specialist to put signs on my car it didn't do it sounded like a scam of covering up money paid to drive is a real scam; hope u get them; the only number I got was 713-588-3163, hope it helps.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 23, 2017 at 9:24 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tyler, Texas, United States

    They sent a check and want money sent to Sherry Smith 4155 Conley Cr Jonesborough TN 37659. Email add Dorothy Frouren1958.

    I have saved email and I have package sent with check, if you need to prosecute. I hope you can let me know James.

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 23, 2017 at 10:59 PM by info

      Just delete the check or report it to the police.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 26, 2017 at 2:01 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: CONFIRMED: Paid To Drive Concept by Samsung! - Brittany L Dacoff
    To: BrittanyDacoff@yahoo.com
    Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:00 AM

    Hello Brittany,

    Congratulations, We are pleased to inform you that you meet our laid out plans for this advertisement and you that you have successfully been entered into the program.

    Samsung will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car and it will not resort to any damage. Also, we have outsourced the payment of funds to you to another Agency, so please do not be alarmed by the payment not coming directly from SAMSUNG which covers your first-week payment and the Expert
    funds.

    In view of this, please confirm the following details; How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1, 2,3 or 6 months?
    Do you use your car every day?Also, reconfirm your name and address and cell number as it should be on the check, where your payment should be mailed.

    To this effect, you are advised to check your email daily for updates on every other necessary arrangement.

    Kind Regards!
    Millie D.
    Hiring Manager
    © 2017 Samsung Inc. All rights reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 22, 2017 at 1:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Clanton, Alabama, United States

    Thanks for the information. I received a check and I told the post office about this as well as the police station. This is a scam but not a good scam, if you have any sense. Why would you receive a check from a construction company and they wont you advertise Budweiser beer? I hope people will research this kind of scam before getting involved.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 9, 2017 at 1:04 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Carmichael, California, United States

    I got the following email, I responded. A check arrived for $1,947.00. I deposited it:

    "AD PROPOSAL
    From: rickssummers@gmail.com

    Hello,

    We are currently seeking to employ in the USA, this is an open offer.SAMSUNG seeks people- individual, professional drivers to go about their usual activities, only with a small advert for "SAMSUNG" plastered on your car. The advert is typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps," that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle which will cover the two front doors and the back window.

    These auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention.For instance, people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car as you drive by.The companies derive Lots of exposure and awareness from this advert.This program lasts for 6 months while minimum duration for participation is 1 month.You will be compensated with $500 weekly which is essentially a "rental" payment for allowing us to make use of the space on your vehicle.SAMSUNG shall provide experts that would handle the installation.Your weekly pay of $500 is going to be paid via check which will be mailed to your address.No fee is required from you.Kindly complete the required info if you are interested

    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    ...

    We will get back to you as soon as your email is received

    Kind Regards!
    Fernando Gunter
    Hiring Manager"

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 9, 2017 at 2:04 PM by info

      Contact your bank and let them know that the check is fraudulent, or else you will have to pay back the bank along with additionals fees, and you may get arrested for fraud.

      delete


  • Posted: May 10, 2017 at 11:09 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- Original message --
    From: Donald Michael
    Date: 5/10/2017 10:13 AM (GMT-05:00)
    Subject: Re: Re: Paid To Drive Concept By Samsung

    Good morning,

    We like to bring to your notice that our representative mailed out payment to your address. We have been informed that Payment of $2550.50 was sent which will cover the decal expenses and your first week payment for your "Samsung " Auto wrap Advertisement will be delivered today via USPS with the Tracking # 9405501699320117110336 which will be delivered to your mailbox today.

    You are to have the check deposited via the Counter or Mobile banking or the nearest ATM for 24 hours till tomorrow/next business working day,when cash would be available. Once the payment clear into your account, deduct $500 as your weekly payment and the rest balance should be send via CASH DEPOSIT in which we will provide you with the details upon when it is ready to the expert placing the advert on your Car, so they can make all the necessary arrangement for the supplies needed for the wrap placement. No fee is charged for that.

    Note: Samsung will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car and it will not resort to any damage. Also you are entitle to receive $500 weekly wages for you carrying out our decal on your Car and upon the process for the wrap placement, you will receive a CONTRACT to sign the day the EXPERT comes to your residence for the decals installation.

    Kindly respond once you receive this email immediately.

    Kind Regards !"

    delete


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