Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check

Online scammers are contacting potential victims pretending to be Smart Water, asking them if they want to wrap their cars in an advertising campaign that pays $500 per week. The scammers will ask their potential victims for their names and addresses. They will then send a check to them. The scammers will then ask their potential victims to cash the check, take their share of the money, and wire the rest to a graphic designer.

Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check

But, the fake check will bounce. The wired money will actually go to the scammers behind this fraudulent scheme and the victims 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.

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November 22, 2023 at 1:57 PM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: Tucker, Georgia, United States

Entire family just signed up ...but looked up the information from here Thank God! We will not cash the checks!


October 6, 2023 at 9:45 PM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: Coeur dAlene, Idaho, United States

Just received a $4000 check from Intense Wireline solutions, LlC but the letter that explains the check makes no sense. The letter from the scammer says Auburn, MI . Looked up the business on check and it is an oil well business.


August 26, 2023 at 5:23 AM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: Bakersfield, California, United States

Sadly, the numerous errors in spelling, grammar and obvious foreign vernacular used in this scam, normally would have SCREAMED "fake ad" and would have been effective red flags in keeping this under control, but for the fact "they" decided spelling and grammar were outdated studies and removed from the curriculum being taught in middle and high schools beginning ten years ago. This is what we get...


June 27, 2023 at 10:51 AM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: Carrollton, Texas, United States

I received a check in the amount of $4950.000 and the bank is Mountain America which I googled and is credited bank. My check is from a person name Gabriel R...


July 12, 2023 at 5:34 PM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: McKinney, Texas, United States

I also received a 4950.00 check and a letter from a FedEx package saying to deposit the check by walking into my bank and do it in person, what should I do take it to law enforcement?


February 22, 2023 at 8:55 AM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: Crownsville, Maryland, United States

SCAM - They are at it again, Glaceau Smartwater Car Wrap check came in by priority mail

Identifiable fake information to tell you scam:

Patrick Francis

(626) 663-7850 or (210) 975-1114

Check information:

berman mickelson dembo & jacobs LLC






February 10, 2023 at 9:06 AM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

I voided the check and sent it back!


February 12, 2023 at 4:45 PM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

I had one text me the other from a (506)-686-7820

They ask me did I want to earn 600 a week for a campaign


January 28, 2023 at 10:06 AM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

I just was sent this via text. I was a victim of the car wrap scam before for thousands and ruined my bank account and credit. They are trying to get me again. Here's what I just received: CAR/BIKE/BOAT`S ORIGINAL FACTORY PAINTS WHEN REMOVED AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM

Glaceau Smartwater® Car Wrap could shield the original factory paint of your car, which remains intact as long as the vinyl film stays on it. A vinyl design of 3M quality is the easiest to remove as well as leaves no residue behind, after removal. So it is recommended to use a 3M certified car wrap from a registered company to find the ideal and long lasting wrap on your ride.

Wrap Coverage Level:

1. Panel. (Small Sticker)

2. Partial (Two Sides of the Vehicle)

3. Full (The Whole Vehicle Body)


Once the wrap has been installed the minimum terms is 4 weeks (1 MONTH) and the maximum is 12 weeks (3 MONTHS).


You will be compensated with $500.00 per week which is essentially a "RENTAL" payment for letting our company use the space and no fee is required from you.

Glaceau Smartwater® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car which would also include the installation of GPS System on your car for determining the average weekly mileage covered by your car daily.


As soon as you are shortlisted, your weekly payment in form of a bank check will be mailed out to you, the payment will include your weekly pay of $500 and an additional money which will be given to the decal expert being payment for the installation of the decals on your vehicle. You must therefore provide your full name, correct mailing address, apt # and cell phone number in the form provided, as all correspondence will be via mail and phone (text messages and calls).

After the first week payment, you would be getting exactly $500 weekly and you will be driving 4-5 miles daily with the wraps on your vehicle



March 8, 2023 at 10:31 AM by
Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check
an anonymous user from: San Antonio, Texas, United States

I got this as well


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Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check