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Beware of "G-Shock Promotion" Car Wrap Advertisement Scam

2017-09-14T20:51:12 -  +
Beware of "G-Shock Promotion" Car Wrap Advertisement Scam

Scammers are sending out G-Shock car wraps advertising scams to thousands of persons via email messages, Craigslist, and other advertising media. The scams claim that vehicle owners with a driver's license can be paid a certain amount of money weekly via check (cheque) through a courier service to have their vehicle wrapped with a G-Shock advertisement. But, the scammers behind this fraudulent scheme 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.

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The "G-Shock Promotion" Car Wrap Advertisement Scam

Beware of "G-Shock Promotion Mix"

From: HUBLOT <sabrinadgwa@gmail.com>

Date: September 14, 2017 at 4:52:08 AM CDT

Subject: Re: G-Shock Promotion Mix

Top of the day to you,

Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us, to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive.

All materials to wrap the decal on your vehicle will be ordered by the graphic artists company, you will receive $500.00 as your up-front payment along with the graphic artist payment. The rest of the funds should be transferred to the Graphic artist head office that will wrap the decal on your vehicle to get the materials ready.

G-SHOCK will take full responsibility of placing and removal of the decal on your Bike/Car/Truck/Boat and it will not cause any damage on it.

Note: Please, Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this message so that we can proceed by issuing the upfront payment which is the rental fee for letting our company to use your Bike/Car/Truck/Boat exterior surface for the advert of the G-SHOCK.

Regards.

© 2017 CASIO BRASIL. Todos os direitos reservadosCasio.

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  • Posted: 2018-03-27T07:10:55 by an anonymous user from or near: Norfolk, Nebraska, United States

    Now they have taken it to the next level. They offered me a personal assistant job for $370 a week. Run the first errand and see if I'm a good fit. Then they may offer me long term weekly employment.

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  • Posted: 2018-03-01T20:04:33 by an anonymous user from or near: Seattle, Washington, United States

    Definately a scam...Casio's Edifice Car Wrap! Need to be put down!! Anyway can help will do.

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  • Posted: 2018-01-13T23:58:52 by an anonymous user from or near: Needles, California, United States

    Even though I assumed this was a scam, I answered some basic questions but when the questions got too personal regarding information I clicked off. After receiving a text thanking me for my interest and advising me my check was in the mail with instructions, I texted back "don't bother, not interested."

    The check arrived the next day by FedEx anyway. The check was from Chicago and obviously phony. The word "deposit" was misspelled. A little research confirmed that even though the bank on the check existed the address was wrong. The name of the Company on the check was a furnished housing complex in Chicago. The name of the person the check was to be mailed to had a bunco history according to Truth Finder.com. As the old saying goes: "If it sounds too good to be true it usually is."

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  • Posted: 2017-11-13T09:50:19 by info

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

    "---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "Cedric mrs"
    Date: Nov 10, 2017 1:14 PM
    Subject: Re: G-Shock Promotion Mix [#68]

    You're to deduct your first week pay of $500 and have the rest balance of $1430 send to the specialist that will come to your place via MoneyGram wire transfer for them to use the funds to get all the materials needed for the job cause we have 834 cars and trucks to wrap in your state, Our specialist will use the funds to get all the materials needed for the job and gas for transportation, Deduct whatever MoneyGram charges from the rest $1430.

    Casio will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car and it will not resort to any damage,You will receive $500 Pay check every week for 3 months

    Here is the specialist information where you need to send the funds to via Moneygram

    Name: Craig Vanitem
    City: Nashville
    State: Tn
    Zip: 37011

    Once you have the funds sent i will need all this information below.

    1- Sender's full name and address
    2- 8 Digit ref #
    3- Total amount sent
    4- Date and time with your address where you want the specialist to meet you to wrap your car.

    Thanks."

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  • Posted: 2017-10-20T11:39:21 by an anonymous user from or near: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

    Received my check today in the amount of $1980.00 Casino G-Shock Promotion Mix. They first contacted me via text message. Then email, from Ben Woodbrun. I called the bank that was on the check Northwest Bank out of Iowa. They assured me it was a fraudulent check. This promotion is a scam!

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  • Posted: 2017-10-18T15:15:02 by info

    Received via email:

    "On the 10th of this month, I was supposed to receive my 1st payment of $500.00 which I was to receive weekly for Casino's G-shock Promotion Mix to put their promotional sign on either side of my truck.

    It sure seemed authentic, however it wasn't revealed to me yet that I was to cash a huge check and send pieces of it to different people, all this info would be in the letter that was to come with the check for my payment which I thought was a bit different getting paid before I even did any advertising.

    The package was to be at my address on the 10th of this month however it didn't come, they had sent me a tracking No. So I used it and this is when I found out they had forwarded it to another address in Bullhead City, Az, so being upset I wrote them back and told them what I thought and how irresponsible it is to run business this way plus I wrote to Casino's home base because I knew now it was bogus.

    Today I received a letter out of the blue from another person and in it is a letter with instructions on what I'm to do and a check for 3,550.82. This letter is from a guy named Franklin Morgan, Marketing Manager(CASIO INC) also the funds less $500.00 I'm supposed to buy 5 postal money orders in the amount of $600 each and post it overnight delivery with a sending fee of $50.00 included.

    These supposedly are the funds for the specialist company in charge of placing/removal of the decal, which none of it makes sense but this is what letter says(one would have to be extremely stupid or just willing to do it)and then send it all to Melissa Benz, 10221 Hornbeam Blvd. Louisville, Ky 40228
    Then kindly send photo of receipt of postage and tracking No. To: 304-303-5846
    /Feedback@casioinc.com.... wow!! Just SAD! Thank you for being here, Kelly

    P.S. if u would like the letter and check please let me know otherwise I will shred them."

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  • Posted: 2017-10-11T14:32:12 by info

    Received via email:

    "Hi!

    I received the check from "Barbra Diamond," and although I blocked her number, she is texting me off other numbers now. Let me know if you would like a copy of the check. Otherwise, I will shred it.

    Thanks!
    Julia"

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  • Posted: 2017-10-10T15:58:01 by an anonymous user from or near: Arvada, Colorado, United States

    #1 Red Flag - I was contacted via a text message.

    #2 Red Flag - Poor English grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and capitalization

    #3 Red Flag - They ignored my request to see a photo of the decal

    #4 Red Flag - Check was sent without my request. It was sent from Dover, New Jersey, but upon checking with FedEx tracking the package was picked up in Savannah, GA, even though the company "outsourced" for the payment of funds was a Valve Company in Bakersfield, CA.

    #5 Red Flag - The check was drawn on Citizens Business Bank in Bakersfield. When I contacted them to verify the check I was told by their fraud department that they had received several reports of fraud.

    #6 Red Flag - Valley Valve Company in Bakersfield,CA had no knowledge of this check and does not do business with this bank.

    #7 Red Flag - The "small letter" sent with the check instructs you to send a "TEXT MESSAGE only to 402 364-0438 for verification of the check

    #8 Red Flag - The "small letter" is signed: Regards, Pavement Secure Departmen". The bank instructed us to file a complaint with the Postmaster General for mail fraud.

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    • Posted: 2017-10-12T15:26:51 by an anonymous user from or near: Louisville, Tennessee, United States

      I was also contacted via text message and unfortunately got scammed. They have now sent a check to my husband and my friend. Do not do this.

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  • Posted: 2017-10-08T22:28:12 by info

    Received this text:

    "FRM:pamellarf@gmail.com
    SUBJ:Paid To Drive Concept By Casio G-SHOCK
    MSG:Hello will you allow Casio G-SHOCK to put a small sticker on your CAR, TRUCK, OR MOTORCYCLE. For Budweiser new product advert and receive $500 every week the program will last three months if interested click on this link for full details of the job

    hxxps://goo.gl/EWqfHc

    If the link is not working. Please email to: barbra54f@gmail.com
    2017 Casio G-SHOCK
    Recruiting Manager
    Barbra Diamond(End)"

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  • Posted: 2017-10-08T19:57:41 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Barbra Diamond
    Date: October 8, 2017 at 5:29:07 AM CDT
    Subject: G-Shock Promotion Mix Result #1214247

    Hi ,

    This is to inform you that the payment you need for the advertisement to be pasted on your car will be mailed out to your address any moment from now, so kindly check your email every day for updates.

    Terms and condition(s)

    Note: You will receive a check payment which will cover your one weeks upfront payment including the expenses of the specialist/ expert in fixing the decal advert wrap on your vehicle.

    However, from the amount you will be receiving,the sum of $500 should be deducted which is for your one weeks upfront payment for working with us carrying the advert on your car and the remaining balance will be sent to the specialist/expert,who shall be coming over to handle the advert placement on your car.

    This is done in order to avoid delay 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. Moreover, 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 shall come again and remove the advert placement on your car with no traces of ever placing a vinyl decals on your vehicle.

    For further information, you can get back to Us swiftly. We look forward to working with You Soon.

    Regards

    © 2017 Casio G-SHOCK
    Recruiting Manager
    Barbra Diamond"

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  • Posted: 2017-10-05T12:05:35 by info

    Received via email:

    "I received this second email after responding to a previous email. This is the Casio g-shock scam.

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: Bailey
    Date: October 4, 2017 at 10:17:22 PM PDT
    Subject: Re: G-Shock Promotion Mix - Theresa Ann Earlywine

    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 Casio. 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.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.
    © 2017 CASIO AMERICA, INC.
    www.casio.com"

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  • Posted: 2017-10-05T12:04:25 by info

    Received via email:

    "This is the first email I received from these scammers after reps pounding to a jotform I received a text message. I did respond to this email which resulted in a second email I sent you also. It did not feel right to me so I googled Casio scam and learned of the scam. I hate people who prey on innocent trusting people.

    I responded to the second email that I was no longer interested in participating and do not send me a check.

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: Bailey
    Date: October 3, 2017 at 6:22:47 AM PDT
    Subject: Re: G-Shock Promotion Mix - Theresa Ann Earlywine

    Hello,

    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 1 month or 3 months?
    Do you use your car everyday?
    Have you crashed a car between June 2017 till date?

    Casio will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on
    your car and it will not resort to any damage. Your first week pay
    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.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.


    © 2017 CASIO AMERICA, INC.
    www.casio.com"

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  • Posted: 2017-10-05T09:46:00 by an anonymous user from or near: Deer Park, New York, United States

    I received an envelope with a simple piece of typed paper stating that I am to, deposit the check for $2480.80 into my bank account, then go to postal service and purchase 3 Money orders for $650 and overnight it to an address in Georgia. Thankfully, I read this scam before doing anything further.

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  • Posted: 2017-10-01T14:34:05 by an anonymous user from or near: Lincoln Park, Michigan, United States

    I received a lot of emails from a person name Ryan lajos. He informed me I was a good pick to advertised for g shock. And a payment was sent out in the amount of 2150.50. It's a scam.

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  • Posted: 2017-09-27T12:43:45 by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    I told them the check was a fake, now they say they are going to police and CIA; don't like threats; they even say they have my information. I hope they show up because I'll be the one calling the police.

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  • Posted: 2017-09-26T13:48:19 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    "From: "Kauffmann Lila"
    Date: Sep 21, 2017 5:45 AM
    Subject: Re: G-Shock Promotion Mix

    Hello,

    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 1 month or 3 months?
    Do you use your car everyday?
    Have you crashed a car between June 2017 till date?

    Casio will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car and it will not resort to any damage. Your first week pay 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.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

    © 2017 CASIO AMERICA, INC.
    www.casio.com"

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  • Posted: 2017-09-26T09:01:18 by info

    Sent to us via email:

    "Received this after ignoring message a fake check arrived in mail for $1980:

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: Matthew Bragg
    Date: September 21, 2017 at 12:06:46 PM CDT
    Subject: Re: G-Shock Promotion Mix - Christopher Devin Hollingsworth

    Hello,

    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 1 month or 3 months?
    Do you use your car everyday?

    CASIO will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car and it will not resort to any damage. Your first week pay 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.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

    © 2017 CASIO - All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved"

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  • Posted: 2017-09-25T13:57:58 by an anonymous user from or near: London, Kentucky, United States

    I received a check today from g-shock to place a car wrap on my car how do I know it's a bad check?

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    • Posted: 2017-09-26T21:48:01 by an anonymous user from or near: Charleston, West Virginia, United States

      I called the bank that the check is supposed to be from and they told it was not their check and to let them know if I get anything else from them.

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    • Posted: 2017-09-25T14:40:24 by info

      It is a scam, therefore, the check is bad. Never attempt to cash a bad check because you will pay for it and may get arrested for fraud.

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  • Posted: 2017-09-25T12:49:22 by an anonymous user from or near: Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States

    I received an email but didn't respond; then received a check for over $2,000 dollars. I called the sheriff. I knew it was a scam. Then got more emails from them. You know when you receive a check like that it's a scam. Beware.

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  • Posted: 2017-09-23T04:47:55 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: John Hawkins
    Date: September 22, 2017 at 3:38:55 PM EDT
    Subject: Re: G-Shock Promotion Mix

    We received notifications that the Check have been delivered in your mailbox. kindly, take the check to your bank and have it deposited and wait for the check to clear, get back to us as soon as it been deposited we will proceed from there.

    On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM, John Hawkins wrote:

    We like to bring to your notice that our representative have mail out payment to you and we have been informed that Payment of $2100 was send to you that will cover the decal expenses and your first week payment via USPS with the Tracking # 9405501699320131842046 it will deliver to you today or tomorrow.

    © 2017 G-Shock - All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved
    www.G-Shock.com"

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  • Posted: 2017-09-22T16:04:52 by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    I have received a check for 1980.00 from hublot advertisement am I'm returning the check to them.

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  • Posted: 2017-09-20T10:32:56 by info

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

    "From: William Walker
    Date: September 19, 2017 at 10:54:59 AM MST
    Subject: Re: G-Shock Promotion Mix - Danielle Leigh Richardson

    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 G-Shock. 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."

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  • Posted: 2017-09-18T15:34:03 by an anonymous user from or near: Levittown, New York, United States

    G-shock car wrap folks tried to scam me. Send fake check and said it would clear in 24 hours. Idiots did not even send instructions but the check was way above the agreed amount do I assume they wanted me to cash it, then forward my money to etc who is to wrap car, all the while their check bouncing like flubber.

    The check was from Discount Heating and Cooling in Wheeling, In, but called them and they told me they get calls from all over the country about "their" checks being used in this G-Shock car wrap scam. Do not even deposit their check. Call Discount Heating in Wheelingat 847-777-3243 and speak to Steve the owner. He may want copies of check and mailer for police. This is what happens when scammers try to screw ex-FBI agent! Idiots!

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    • Posted: 2017-09-22T00:00:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Citrus Heights, California, United States

      I received the check but am not going to cash it. What should I do?

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      • Posted: 2017-09-22T03:20:16 by info

        Report it to the police or just destroy it.

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  • Posted: 2017-09-15T21:51:03 by an anonymous user from or near: Hemet, California, United States

    Im very gullible! I'm really upset that it wasn't real! Anyway , I filled out their little questionaire! So now what do I do ?

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    • Posted: 2017-09-15T23:02:14 by info

      Just be careful going forward because the scammers will be contacting you in an attempt to scam you.

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      • Posted: 2017-10-16T22:40:00 by an anonymous user from or near: Keller, Texas, United States

        What do you do if you already deposited the check?

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        • Posted: 2017-10-17T07:05:11 by info

          Contact your bank and let them know that you have discovered that the check is fraudulent.

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