The "Get Paid To Drive Initiative By Colgate Toothpaste" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

The Get Paid To Drive Initiative By Colgate Toothpaste Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam

The "Get Paid To Drive Initiative By Colgate Toothpaste" auto car wrap or autowrapping 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 "Get Paid To Drive Initiative By Colgate Toothpaste" Auto Car Wrapping Scam

From: Patrick Hans <>

Date: September 22, 2018 at 2:57:25 PM CDT

Subject: Get Paid To Drive Initiative By Colgate toothpaste(R)...

Kindly Read & Understand The Below Content Carefully.

Thank for getting back to us and we got the information requested from you,

thank you for your Co-operation. 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.


1.. Do you use your car everyday?

2.. Please send the picture of your vehicle.

3.. And have you crashed a car between Sep 2018 till date

4.. How long do u intend to carry the advert on ur car 1, or3, months?

Colgate toothpaste® 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 Colgate tooth 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,

Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately. Thanks

Best Regards

Hiring Manager. Patrick Hans

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  • February 11, 2019 at 11:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    I got a check as well and when I told them that I was told from my bank that it's not a good check and that it will bounce because it was a scam, they text back saying it isn't a scam and I asked how they can prove it's not.

    They replied with call our corporate number and they gave me the number which wasn't a corporate number, it was Google number. I keep messaging them just to see the response.

  • November 19, 2018 at 5:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Seattle, Washington, United States

    The phone number that I am getting texts from is 213-342-1951. She says her name is Laverne Smith. Instructor Manager of Colgate toothpaste. I keep asking her to email me a contract so I know she isn't a scammer but she won't do that. Tonight she sent me a FedEx tracking number. I asked her when the installer would be arriving. Got no answer. Has anyone ever gone to the police?

  • November 14, 2018 at 9:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I recieved a check from Dr Ericka William's for 1840.75. I burned it. No one is gonna send you that amount of money and it not a scam.

  • November 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    I got a check from Patrick, has anyone cashed one of these checks? What happens if I do?

    • November 13, 2018 at 7:15 PM by info

      You will have to pay the fees for processing the check, and pay back the money if you took it. And, you may get arrested.

  • October 16, 2018 at 1:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    7073948162 is the exact same number I got the text regarding the Colgate advertisement.

  • September 23, 2018 at 4:53 PM by an anonymous user from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    Are there ligitiment companies that do pay to drive?

  • September 23, 2018 at 12:58 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "I received a text as well ‭ #1 (707) 394-8162‬, this is the phone number Fake Patrick is sending out. But, he will contact you via phone somehow he got my #!

    Thanks for spreading the awareness of this!"

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The "Get Paid To Drive Initiative By Colgate Toothpaste" Auto Car Wrapping Advertising Scam