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"Michelin Tire" Auto-Wrapping Advertising Scam

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"Michelin Tire" Auto-Wrapping Advertising Scam

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The "Michelin Tire" auto wrap or auto-wrapping 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.

Recipients of the following email message or something similar are asked to delete them and should not follow the instructions in them.

The "Michelin Tire" Auto Wrapping Advertising Scam

From: Harry Thomas A Lewis Advertising Agent <thomasandersoncoy@gmail.com>

Date: July 23, 2018 at 6:32:20 PM EDT

Subject: Re: Michelin Tire Promotional Program [#601]

Hello

We like to bring to your notice that our representative has mailed out payment to you and we have been informed that Payment of $2600 was sent. Payment covered decal expenses and your first-week payment for our "Michelin" Auto-wrap Advertisement placement on your car via USPS with the Tracking # 420280549405512699350107023298

As soon as the payment is received. Kindly go ahead and have the check deposited to your bank account. Deduct $500 as your weekly wages with extra $100 for your running around expenses and have the remaining balance of $2000 sent to the specialist that will put the advert on your Car. He has some other cars to wrap near to you.

The specialist will make all the necessary arrangement for the supplies needed for the wrap placement on the car once the payment is received from you.

Specialist advice to split the money into two to avoid delay in receiving the money.

Below is the specialist information you are required to send the fund to via Walmart-Walmart & Moneygram money transfer at Nearest Walmart store close to you:

Send $1000 via Moneygram Money Transfer to:

Cole Douglas

2876 Windy Ridge Pkwy

Atlanta, GA 30339

Then pick up Walmart - Walmart transfer form and send the rest of $1000 to:

Murray Douglas

2876 Windy Ridge Pkwy

Atlanta, GA 30339

We will like you to email the Moneygram transfer details for Confirmation upon completion of payment within 24hr you receive the Check.

1. 8 digit Moneygram Reference #/9 Digit Walmart-Walmart reference # as appeared on both receipts

2. Sender's full name and address

3. Total amount sent after MoneyGram charges.

4. Best time and location you want the specialist to Wrap your Vehicle.

Thank you

Note: Michelin will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car and it will not cause any damage. You are entitled to receive $500 weekly wages for carrying out our decal on your Car and upon the process for the wrap placement, you will receive an agreement form to sign by the specialist the same day the wrap will take place at your residence and you will be receiving $500 weekly.

Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

Kind Regards.

© 2018 Michelin Tire Products, Inc. All rights reserved

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:43 AM by an anonymous user from Versailles, Kentucky, United States

    So I did not get an email but got text messages 1 410-100-026. I did not do my research until after I had texted them back to get set up then I looked it up and saw it was a scam.

    What shall I do with the information that they FedX me?

    Thanks, Paducah, KY

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    • June 3, 2019 at 10:54 AM by info

      Take it to the police.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 6:50 PM by an anonymous user from Lexington, Kentucky, United States

    a company emailed me about wrapping my car for LG Electronics, but no email address could be seen. Is this part of the scam?

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    • June 2, 2019 at 7:50 PM by info

      Send the email to us for revision.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:50 AM by an anonymous user from La Center, Kentucky, United States

    Since the fraudulent check was sent through a mail service, can they not be prosecuted for mail fraud? I will have one of their checks today.

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  • May 20, 2019 at 2:12 PM by an anonymous user from Newark, New Jersey, United States

    Unbelievable- I work at a bank and my customer was scammed with this exact same scam

    I referred him to a few websites to report this as well.

    Thank you for posting this

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  • April 11, 2019 at 5:06 PM by an anonymous user from Lihue, Hawaii, United States

    This is still an ongoing scam, in fact the perpetrators are so bold as to continue to use the same names as are mentioned in the anecdotes/examples shown in the above text, above. I received my check yesterday, deposited it in my bank, and the bank employees were skeptical of the check and will have the bank manager contact me as soon as it is definitively determined whether the check is, in fact legitimate or not.

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  • April 10, 2019 at 1:07 PM by an anonymous user from Roanoke, Virginia, United States

    They are still at it. They mailed a check to me, I was not home when they FedEx delivered it and it is at the Apartment Office of my complex. Here is the last email I got from them and what they want me to do:

    "Hello

    We like to bring to your notice that our representative has mailed out payment to you and we have been informed that Payment of $2600 was sent. Payment covered decal expenses and your first-week payment for our "Samsung" Auto-wrap Advertisement placement on your car via FEDEX with the Tracking # 786393186991

    Kindly go ahead and have the check deposited to your bank account. Deduct $500 as your weekly wages with extra $100 for your running around expenses and have the remaining balance of $2000 sent to the specialist that will put sticker on your Car . He has some other cars to wrap near to you and the stickers fund has been included with your payment.

    Specialist will come with necessary supplies needed to wrap your car perfectly and will cause no scratch or damages to your car once the payment is received from you.

    Specialist advise to buy Money Order from POST OFFICE (Postal Office Money Order) and have it shipped to the specialist location via UPS next day delivery. You are to buy money orders in the amount of $2000. Wrap the money order on the paper and put it inside envelope then visit nearest UPS STORE near to you and have the money order mailed to the below specialist information via UPS EARLY NEXT DAY AIR OVERNIGHT SERVICE:

    Julie McCalla

    37428 Lupine Dr

    Zephyrhills, FL 33541

    PLEASE SEND THE PACKAGE VIA UPS EXPRESS EARLY NEXT DAY AIR SERVICE ONLY.

    Do not bother to write any name on the money order to avoid error.

    Package need to be shipped via UPS only.

    PLEASE BUY MONEY ORDER ONLY.......... DO NOT BUY CASHIER CHECK..... IT has to be Postal Office money order (USPS MONEY ORDER) or Walmart Money Order.

    Note: Samsung will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car after advertisement period. You are entitled to receive $500 weekly wages. You will receive an agreement form to sign by the specialist the same day the wrap will take place at your residence and you will be receiving $500 weekly.

    I will like you to take care of this as soon as possible because the program is already started.

    Send text message to this phone No (402-838-7815) immediately the check is deposited FOR further instruction on how to send the money to the specialist

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

    Kind Regards.

    © 2019 Samsung Products, Inc. All rights reserved

    Harry Thomas A. Lewis Advertising Agent

    thomasandersoncoy@gmail.com"

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  • April 9, 2019 at 5:47 AM by an anonymous user from Peoria, Illinois, United States

    SAMSUNG AUTO WRAP SCAM. SAME PEOPLE. FORTUNATELY, I DID MY HOMEWORK AND DID NOT CASH THE CHECK. TOM MISSLER, WATERLOO, IN

    "Hello,

    We like to bring to your notice that our representative has mailed out payment to you and we have been informed that Payment of $2600 was sent. Payment covered decal expenses and your first-week payment for our "Samsung" Auto-wrap Advertisement placement on your car via FEDEX with the Tracking # 786392974798

    Kindly go ahead and have the check deposited to your bank account. Deduct $500 as your weekly wages with extra $100 for your running around expenses and have the remaining balance of $2000 sent to the specialist that will put sticker on your Car . He has some other cars to wrap near to you and the stickers fund has been included with your payment.

    Specialist will come with necessary supplies needed to wrap your car perfectly and will cause no scratch or damages to your car once the payment is received from you.

    Specialist advise to buy Money Order from POST OFFICE (Postal Office Money Order) and have it shipped to the specialist location via UPS next day delivery. You are to buy money orders in the amount of $2000. Wrap the money order on the paper and put it inside envelope then visit nearest UPS STORE near to you and have the money order mailed to the below specialist information via UPS EARLY NEXT DAY AIR OVERNIGHT SERVICE:

    Julie McCalla

    37428 Lupine Dr

    Zephyrhills, FL 33541

    PLEASE SEND THE PACKAGE VIA UPS EXPRESS EARLY NEXT DAY AIR SERVICE ONLY.

    Do not bother to write any name on the money order to avoid error.

    Package need to be shipped via UPS only.

    PLEASE BUY MONEY ORDER ONLY.......... DO NOT BUY CASHIER CHECK..... IT has to be Postal Office money order (USPS MONEY ORDER) or Walmart Money Order.

    Note: Samsung will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car after advertisement period. You are entitled to receive $500 weekly wages. You will receive an agreement form to sign by the specialist the same day the wrap will take place at your residence and you will be receiving $500 weekly.

    I will like you to take care of this as soon as possible because the program is already started.

    Send text message to this phone No (402-838-7815) immediately the check is deposited FOR further instruction on how to send the money to the specialist

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

    Kind Regards.

    © 2019 Samsung Products, Inc. All rights reserved"

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  • December 5, 2018 at 3:44 PM by an anonymous user from Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

    I too was scammed as was like the previous post. The exact same thing was told to me. That I would receive 500.00 a week to allow Michelin Tire to wrap my vehicle. Recieved a check for 2600.00 deposited into my account and the check bounced. Leaving me with a negative account balance.

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  • October 29, 2018 at 1:50 PM by an anonymous user from Warrenville, Illinois, United States

    This will be the THIRD Fake Check I have gotten.

    Guess I need to look for other/different opportunities to make extra money.

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  • August 2, 2018 at 4:57 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "I received a check for $2600 today. It has the same email address from your example: goldenmj2011@gmail.com...

    Thank the heavens for sites like this that keep us hard working folks from loosing our hard earned money, dignity and sanity.

    From Charlotte, NC

    Sent from my iPhone

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: Harry Thomas A Lewis Advertising Agent <thomasandersoncoy@gmail.com>

    Date: July 23, 2018 at 6:32:20 PM EDT

    Subject: Re: Michelin Tire Promotional Program [#601]..."

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