I truly hope that people who are getting this email will Google for the details first. This one's slicker than whale snot.
I got this email to my business account. There are legitimate businesses that will pay to wrap cars for advertising. There's even one who'll pay big bucks to wrap your house! But none pay this much and none have reps that use gmail accounts. I can't get an IP off gmail, but my email client did show it routing through a proxy server in Spain. The English is pretty good, but there are some telltale errors. The Intro:
Subject: JOB OPENING: Monster Energy DrinkÂ® Car Wraps
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:32:19 +0200 (CEST)
Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly. Reply if interested.
Monster Energy DrinkÂ®
I replied: I'm interested. Tell me more.
This is their reply:
From: Fidencio saucedo
Date: 6/28/2012 3:19:31 AM
Subject: Job Confirmation : Monster Energy Drink(R)
Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us, Wrap advertising is the marketing practice of completely or partially covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery, thus turning it into a mobile billboard. This can be achieved by simply painting the vehicle surface, but it is becoming more common today to use large vinyl sheets as decals. These can be removed with relative ease, making it much less expensive to change from one advertisement to another. Vehicles with large, flat surfaces, such as buses and light-rail carriages, are fairly easy to work with, though smaller cars with curved surfaces can also be wrapped in this manner. Wrap advertising is available to anybody irresprctives of the vehicle you drive.
We are currently seeking to employ individual's world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Monster Energy Drink®
How it works?
Here's the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink® seeks people -- regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster Energy Drink®" plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps,"that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface.
What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?
Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience,meaning people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is a month.
You will be compensated with $300 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you. Monster Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.
1) You will receive Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transfer to the Graphic artist that will wrap the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.
2) You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest western union outlet in your area, the Info which you will make the transfer to will be mail to you soon.
3) We'll like to have some Information about your car.
i) Type of Car and Color :
ii) Model/Year :
iii) Present Condition and the Mileage:
Note: Please, confirm that you did receive this message so that we can process funds that would be sent to you for the car advert.
It is very easy and simple no application fees required. Get back with the following details if you are interested in these offer.
Full Contact Address:
All other instructions will be sent out to you ASAP.
I..............Confirm to have received this email and understand the content.
Monster Energy Drink®
Dang! Looks like someone already bit for this: http://www.reporternews.com/news/2012/m ... -bbb-says/
Guess I'll bait for another 'special' check even though I've already got over $2,000,000 in fake checks in my desk drawer. These boys are fun.
Help me make up a fun story about why I can't send them their money after I get the check? "My dog ate it," is too easy.