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Beware of "Michelin Tire" Auto-Wrapping Advertising Scam

Beware of "Michelin Tire" Auto-Wrapping Advertising Scam

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 <>

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

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


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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  • Posted: Dec 5, 2018 at 3:44 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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.


  • Posted: Oct 29, 2018 at 1:50 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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.


  • Posted: Aug 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:

    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
    Date: July 23, 2018 at 6:32:20 PM EDT
    Subject: Re: Michelin Tire Promotional Program [#601]..."


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