Car Wrap Scam 101

Who wouldn’t want to make easy money? The easier the cash can get into your wallet, the more likely someone will be to take the job opportunity.

Unfortunately, scammers know this and use it to their advantage quite often in a variety of different scams. One of these is the car wrap scam.

It sounds pretty simple. A company will tell you that you can make easy money if you shrink wrap your car with different brands like Monster Energy or Red Bull. All you have to do is deposit a check, use part of it to pay a specified shrink-wrap vendor, and drive around your town like usual. Simple right? Not so much.

What can really happen is the company will say you’ll make a couple hundred bucks. However, they’ll send you a check for couple thousand dollars, allowing you keep a portion, and then wire the rest to another company that will wrap your car.

A few weeks after you deposited the check, your bank will tell you that it bounced and you’re on hook for the money that was supposedly yours and the remaining amount.

Remember, if you get a message to deposit a check and wire money back, it’s probably a scam.