Beware of Car Wrapping Scams – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — You may be looking for other ways to make money, especially at home, with the rising price of gas and groceries.

Action 9’s Jason Stoogenke is warning people about an old scam he’s starting to hear about again. The scammers pose as a major brand and offer to pay you to dress your car in the company logo.

“You know how prices (are) up, up, up,” Chad Courier said. “We’re here working and trying to do some extra fuss. Instead, you get damn hoodooed is what you get.

He told Stoogenke someone texted him asking if he would wrap his car in the Lipton logo for $400 a week.

He clicked on the link in the text, and the scammer sent him a check for over $1,800 along with typical instructions scammers use and Stoogenke warned – keep some of the money but send most of it to someone else, who turns out to be the scammer. Checks are also usually fake.

Fortunately, Courier’s wife caught on and stopped him from sending the money.

Action Tips 9:

— Beware if someone contacts you out of the blue to offer you money to wrap your car.

— Do not click on any links in an SMS or e-mail.

“If someone sends you a check, asks you to deposit it, and tells you to keep some of the money for yourself and send the rest somewhere else, don’t be fooled.

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