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Beware of "Pepsi Auto Advert" Car Wrap Scams

2018-07-11T08:50:27 -  +
Beware of "Pepsi Auto Advert" Car Wrap Scams

Scammers are sending out "Pepsi Auto Advert" 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.

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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 Auto Advert" Scam

From: shelley murphy <mamiekgh@gmail.com>

Date: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 1:56 PM


I am happy to inform you that you have successfully been entered into the program. Our auto wrap concept is sponsored by individuals/companies/corporate bodies. A start-up check of $1,950.90 will be issued by one of our sponsors and mailed to your address. The amount covers your first week pay($500) and the installer's charges. Your subsequent paycheck will be $500 weekly after the wrap has been


You are required to deposit the start-up check into your bank account and when it clears you will deduct your first week pay 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 Auto-Wrap installation, maintenance and removal.

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 wrap installed.

In view of this, please confirm the following details; 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?

NB: An inspection agent will come over to your location from time to time to monitor if you still have the wrap on your car for the period which you stated If you are willing to get started, please reply this email stating that “I understand the payment process and I am willing to proceed”. Please include your name and full mailing address for confirmation and final approval.


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  • Posted: Jul 11, 2018 at 8:56 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: shelley murphy
    Date: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 2:06 AM
    Subject: Re: PEPSI AUTO ADVERT ($500 WEEKLY)

    Good Morning,i just want to give you updated about the payment for the Pepsi Car Advert,the funds has been mail out and will be delivered to you through USPS on Thursday Morning or Friday so once you receive it,do notify me here and through the number in the letter that follows the check.