Car Wrap Scam

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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby saraswhimsy » Wed May 29, 2013 7:45 pm

Just received email from "Neil Stevenson" email address: kooiman0847@msn.com

:lmao:
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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby mmmieinga » Thu May 30, 2013 12:26 pm

I received this email from Neil Stevenson, umesh2212@hotmail.com about being paid to wrap my vehicle.

Thank you for your website, it provided me with the Scam information about the Car Wrap Scam, and you spared me from becoming a Scam victim.

Keep up the great work!
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Hello * ,

Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us, to this effect you are advised to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address. There will be no cost for installing or removing the decal when the contract is over and also no damage to the paint on your car.

1) You will receive a Certified Check and as soon as you receive it you are to cash the check, deduct $300.00 as your up-front payment and the rest of the funds goes to the Graphic artist who will wrap the decal on your car. All the necessary document will be brought to you which you will sign and keep a copy for reference purposes.

2) We'll like you to confirm Information about your car below:
i) Type of Car and Color :
ii) Model/Year :
iii) Present Condition and the Mileage:

Note:  Please reply confirming you received this message so the process can begin and payments sent out immediately for the car advert.
 
I..............Confirm to have received this email and understand the content.
 
Best Regards,
Neil Stevenson,
Monster Energy Drink®

Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 16:23:40 -0400
Subject: RE: Monster Energy Drink Applicant
From: umesh2212@hotmail.com
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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby gingerleigh » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:24 am

had similar thing happen recently to me. kinda makes me feel like an idiot for thinking i could have made some extra money or the family... this is the email i received it from umesh2212@hotmail.com
hope this helps someone else
guy name was Neil Stevenson
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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby Foob » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:50 am

We got one, pretty much the same text. Email was: Don Neumann <don.mons@hotmail.com>
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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby Lfout » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:21 pm

We, too, almost fell for this scam! I'm in Georgia not far from Chattanooga. I get an email from a guy named Angelo Cafaro. His email is monster.energydrink1@yahoo.com. I requested a number where I could actually speak to him thinking that if he provided a number it's not a scam! It always goes to voicemail. Here's the number 661 3797652. I googled it and its out of Bakersfield CA.

Ours was supposed to be $600 a week! Yes I know too good to be true but.... Being down against it I thought, ok ill drive around with an ugly wrap for $600!!!!!

I'm just upset that this can happen to anyone and there's nothing you can do to!

So is there any real car wrap co that will pay you to advertise? If so can someone email me at xxx
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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby firefly » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:29 pm

About +16613797652:

Number billable as geographic number
Country or destination United States
City or exchange location Bakersfield, Main DA, CA
Original network provider* Bandwidth.com Clec, Llc - Ca - Skype phone number...
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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby 33Nicolas » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:41 am

Just got it also, and weirdly enough, I write about cars, although electric cars. It almost took me by surprise. Posting it on face book also and G+. :twisted:
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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby firefly » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:41 am

Thanks for the update, 33Nicolas.

Did the scammer used one different email address to contact you? Other details as those already posted above? If yes, can you post them, please?
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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby j0sh1592 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:52 pm

Advanced Comm <adcomdelivery2@gmail.com> / Raymond Ramirez
Advanced Comm <adcomdelivery@aol.com> / Raymond Ramirez
Advanced Communications Inc, 699 Lavaca St Austin, TX 78701
TEXT ONLY: (512) 553-9019
MN Office: (651) 243-0652
CA Office: (408) 982-7843
FL Office: (561) 331-0561
TOLL FREE: (888) 610-2215 Ext. 110



*****THIS IS THE ORIGINAL EMAIL FROM RAYMOND RAMIREZ / ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS*****



On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Advanced Comm <adcomdelivery2@gmail.com> wrote:

The Independent Delivery Contractors/Drivers has been occupied and filled up with the first to reply and first to serve terms.

This other position is very much available if you are much interested.

DETAILS:

Our company is one of the most innovative Advertising agencies with clients all over the world. We have a target to advertise so many products for a number of companies mostly in USA as a whole and we also have representatives in this region.

The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps," that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle and which will cover left and right exterior parts of your vehicle doors and your vehicle front and back exterior surfaces.

What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?

Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience. This means that people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside. We work as an advertising agent and we will be doing the advert for the new company which will be producing biscuit which includes cookies, crackers, and cereals. The advert will be a small wrap which will be placed on your car and we need someone in your state who will be dedicated to doing this and be rest assured you will be paid
Promptly.

This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

We shall provide experts that will handle the advert placement on your car. You will receive a weekly payment of $500 and this payment will be sent as an upfront payment to you for allowing us place the advert on your car.

Any vehicle can participate in this newly available position.

Qualifications:

• Any reliable vehicle (2/4 doors Cars,Vans, Suv, trucks,Bus)
• Ability to drive around
• You have to provide us your daily driving routines
• Ability to place vehicle in an open area.

Send the required below Information:

Full Name:
Age:
Occupation:
Make of car/ year:
Exterior Color of Car:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip code:
Mobile Number:
Email Address:

We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information.
We look forward to working with you soonest.

Regards

Raymond Ramirez.

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Advanced Communications Inc, 699 Lavaca St Austin, TX 78701. TEXT ONLY 1 (512) 553-9019.. MN Office:- 1 (651) 243-0652: CA Office:- 1 (408) 982-7843: FL, Office:- 1 (561) 331-0561.
TOLL FREE:- 888-610-2215 Ext 110 © Car Advertisement. All rights reserved.



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Replied to a craigslist ad about a contract delivery position and received a reply via email from Raymond Ramirez of Advanced Communications, INC. I was told the position was already filled, but he then offered me the ad wrap for the car. I told him I was interested and sent him the information he was asking for.

After my cell number was sent to him, I was receiving emails and text messages about the position and what the next steps were. I was told to confirm a code that would be told to me over the phone by their Automatic Voice Response so they could identify I was the correct person who replied to their ad.

First red flag was that their "Automatic Voice Response" turned out to just be the CRAIGSLIST recorded operator service to set up your phone number to your email address when posting ads. The operator said not to give the code out to anyone, so I sent a text on over to Advanced Communications (the company that was trying to recruit me for their ad wrap position) asking them why they use craigslist instead of their own recorded service and asking them to call me directly so I could confirm it was a legitimate company and job offer. Mr. Ramirez called me (from their "Text Only" number) and said they use the craigslist AVR system for payment reasons. I didn't really understand that, but was still giving them the benefit of the doubt even though it sounded a bit weird to me. Even after reading that craigslist does not handle ANY part of payments, I was hesitant, but I sent the verification code to him. Which then messed up the email address that was connected to my phone number I use when posting ads on craigslist to sell something. I now have to wait 90 days to switch the phone number back to my main email address since he switched it when I gave him the code for verification.

I was then told via email that my vehicle was chosen and I would be receiving $500/week as an upfront payment. A few days pass and I receive a text message saying that the check was mailed out via USPS and they'd be sending me an email with the tracking number. I had no email with the tracking number or any new email from Advanced Communications about my payment. I sent a few texts asking to be sent the email again and even just asking them to send me the tracking number through a text message directly to my phone since they've already verified the number. I told him I would not be using any money grams or wire transfer services to send money to anyone or anywhere and that if I had to pay the ad wrap specialist on his behalf, I would pay in cash and in person with the money that was sent to me by their company. I also told him I would not be scheduling the ad placement on my car until the check has fully processed and I physically have the $500 cash in my hand. No response. I called the text only number about an hour and a half later after no response was given by phone, text message, or email. He answered with a very apathetic, "Hello, Advanced Communications." I asked if the check I would be receiving would be a personal or business check. I asked who or what company should I be expecting the check to come from. I asked to see their company website (I had googled them and had found nothing on them). I asked why he and his company are exchanging emails through gmail and aol, not through the company's email network.

Mr. Ramirez could not give me a direct answer to any of my questions without it sounding like an illegitimate company and scam. He told me he could not disclose the information of the company that would be advertising on my vehicle until the payment processed in my bank account (So, am I just supposed to agree on ANY kind of advertisement being on my car WITHOUT knowing the company/brand/product?) He then told me their company website was under construction and they didn't have one yet. He changed the subjects and gave me a run around on the other questions I had asked him. At this point he was starting to get a little annoyed and told me to send all my questions to them via email and they'd respond back as soon as possible. I didn't understand why he couldn't just directly answer those simple questions over the phone right then. He made up an excuse that other people were on the line and he had to go, yet he stayed on the phone and remained silent (acting like he had hung up.) I could still hear kids and the television on in the background, as well as his heavy breathing on the phone. Are you serious? I'm not stupid. I told him I could still hear him and he came back, "Oh, sorry. Can you hear me better now?" Yeah, I can hear you so well that I can hear your kids in the background speaking. Idiot.

After that, I told him I was no longer interested in the position and that it was sounding even more like a scam at this point, he completely hung up on me before I was finished with my sentence.

The car ad wrap was too good to be true, but I'm glad I caught onto it before those assholes tried stealing any of my money. This website definitely helped with my detective work, thanks!
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Re: Car Wrap Scam

Unread postby craigcraig » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:49 pm

PLEASE report these scam emails to the government! that is the only way they can be caught and stopped! forward any scam/spam email you receive to: spam@uce.gov AND spam@uce.gov
those are the offical email addresses to report email spam. also, before you fwd it, please click on the "view message source" button to view all the "hidden" info about the email, such as IP address and actual email it came from. when i clicked on "view message source" for this monster spam email you all received, it displayed this,which as you can see has the IP address of this spammer. it also displayed the "real" email address behind the spam. AFTER you reveal the message source info, paste that into the FWD email with the original spam email and send it to the government! that is how we STOP scams!


Authentication-Results: hotmail.com; spf=pass (sender IP is 157.55.2.79; identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is relaxed) smtp.mailfrom=umesh2212@hotmail.com; dkim=none (identity alignment result is pass and alignment mode is relaxed) header.d=hotmail.com; x-hmca=pass header.id=umesh2212@hotmail.com
X-SID-PRA: umesh2212@hotmail.com
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Message-ID: <DUB108-W283C3AF73E59626AAFB7EAAA860@phx.gbl>
Return-Path: umesh2212@hotmail.com
From: Neil Stevenson <umesh2212@hotmail.com>
To: Neil Stevenson <umesh2212@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: Monster Energy Drink
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:46:15 +0000
Importance: Normal
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Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly?

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