"Pepsi Advertisement Program" Car Wrap Scams
Scammers are sending out "Pepsi Advertisement Program" 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 PepsiCo 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.
Whenever you receive offers that are too good to be true, please do your research before participating, even if the offers seem legitimate.
The "Pepsi Advertisement Program" Scam
From: Jamie Rhoades <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Jun 6, 2018, 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: PEPSI ADVERTISEMENT PROGRAM [#61]
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.
NOTE BOARDS (1/4)
How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month or 3 months?
Do you use your car everyday?
Do you have bank account Yes/No? We are not asking for your account details.
Send the picture of your vehicle.
PEPSI ® 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 PEPSI ®..
Your up front 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 i will like you to send the pics of the vehicle.
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