Smart Water Decal Scam Car Wrap Advertisement and Fake Check

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.

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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  • December 6, 2022 at 8:53 PM by an anonymous user from: St George, Utah, United States

    I received said check from a roofing company I’m a contractor and I sure in heck would not issue checks to people that didn’t work for me period. These people need to be put away for life stupid scammers.

  • December 5, 2022 at 10:22 AM by an anonymous user from: Loudoun, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    Received text message Saturday that check had been delivered for my recent application to smart water wrap advertising. God knows it was on time due to recent surge on cost could truly use funds. Nevertheless,took check to bank and they refused to deposit. I’m greatful bank didn’t upon further research it’s a scam. Whomever this Patrick Francis person is he’s cold and calculated preying on people during the holiday season. I hope he is caught and and prosecuted for all those that I did have to pay back money due to his scam.

  • November 30, 2022 at 8:41 AM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    I just got scammed by this please beware they got me for 2700.00 and I also believe the people that got my money is doing a fake donation for charity.the police could do something but they dont

  • November 18, 2022 at 4:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Loudoun, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    I just got a text message about this- on 11.18.22 - I wish I could load up pictures to show what this scam looks like.

  • November 18, 2022 at 11:11 AM by an anonymous user from: Fulton, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    I got a check for 3,480 from Patrick Francis for a car wrap advertisement. I am glad I didn't take it to the bank it was a scam.

    • November 28, 2022 at 3:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

      HI I just received the Patrick Francis check for $3375.03 this really anger me. I want hope they get caught.

  • November 17, 2022 at 2:45 PM by an anonymous user from: North Creek, Bothell, Washington, United States

    Fell for it hook line and fml, I now owe my bank 2,500 dollars. Perfect timing crooks. Right before the holidays. Iam devastated. The check cleared my bank immediately on a friday . I sent the money saturday. Tuesday my car was supposed to be wrapped. Tuesday afternoon the check was returned.people suck.

  • November 16, 2022 at 12:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Chaffee County, Buena Vista, Colorado, United States

    I fell for it and gave my information but will tear up the check when I get it thanks for this information

  • November 15, 2022 at 6:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Marion County, Woodburn, Oregon, United States

    I of course deposited the check but my bank put a hold on it. Now what?

  • November 11, 2022 at 12:51 PM by an anonymous user from: Loudoun, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    I just came home to the envelope with a check for 3380.00. I was about to follow the directions and I looked the envelope and the sender is from an address that says Hospital in Montana I believe it was. I Googled car wrap scam,and here I am. I pray that this individual is caught and prosecuted.

    • November 11, 2022 at 3:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Marion County, Woodburn, Oregon, United States

      Mine said Nowhere CA. This makes no sense, they have funds? If you wire money and it goes to the scammers, then they must cancel the check, JP morgan would pull funds back. regardless, not doing it, my car is a 6 figure sports car

  • November 10, 2022 at 3:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

    Have check in hand. Can anyone do anything or get ahold of them if I were to let police take over from here?

  • November 9, 2022 at 5:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Hawkins County, Surgoinsville, Tennessee, United States

    Received this letter and check today for almost 5,000. Such a scam... deposit then withdraw cash and transfer to this decal company for install. OH, I THINK NOT! No thanks Central Coast Digital Design - I'm not your sucker! Folks, be careful!

  • November 9, 2022 at 4:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Connecticut, United States

    Just got my $3380 check today. Something just didn’t sit well with me so decided to research. Glad I did cause I could never pay the bank back that kind of money.

  • November 9, 2022 at 2:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Loudoun, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    I almost fell for this as well. I have the check in my hand but something didn't seem right about it. I decided to look up if it was legitimate. Turns out it's not. My check is from Mr. Patrick Francis for 3,380. So glad I didn't try to deposit it.

  • November 7, 2022 at 12:58 PM by an anonymous user from: Baseline Sub, Boulder, Colorado, United States

    got this invitation via text from (816) 288-1017

  • November 7, 2022 at 2:31 AM by an anonymous user from: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

    This was the body of the message!

    Hello, Smart Water will like to give you Five Hundred weekly for allowing us to put a small sticker on your automobile...

    Apply from here:-

    hxxps://bit.ly/3V59laB

  • November 6, 2022 at 12:31 AM by an anonymous user from: Detroit, Michigan, United States

    Just got my fake check today. Glad I looked this up.Coca cola doesn't do this kind of advertiseing

    Big Scam!

  • November 4, 2022 at 9:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Tampa, Florida, United States

    Yes, a scam it is. My bank rejected it.

  • November 4, 2022 at 12:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    I deposited the check and they would not contact me. Then a few days later the funds were rejected. I have a phone number 1 (512) 698-8269 Patrick Francis was the name used.

    • November 18, 2022 at 2:32 PM by an anonymous user from: Brunswick, Leland, North Carolina, United States

      Same here...got check for 3480.33 wanted me to keep $500 for my self and use the rest to have my car wrapped. The check looks real but, the blue ink is off. In the shredder it goes.

  • November 2, 2022 at 8:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Morgan County, Morgan, Utah, United States

    I just received my check via Fed Ex and I'm so glad I decided to Google this! I will definitely be throwing the Fed Ex envelope with the shredded check and instructions in the garbage. OMG I can't believe I almost fell for this and to have to pay that money back would have been devastating to my finances. Thank you for sharing this.

  • November 2, 2022 at 1:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

    Thank you for sharing! I felt it was a scam…

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