Why an old scam is making the rounds again

Car wrapping scams have been around for a while.But with the economy the way it is, many people may jump at the chance to make extra cash. An offer of easy money is what the car wrapping scam is all about.A viewer sent sister station WGAL an unsolicited text message she received.It claimed she could make $500 a week by covering — or wrapping — her vehicle with an ad for Dr. Pepper. She would essentially be renting her vehicle to advertise the product.It’s a scam and has nothing to do with the soft drink company.Fortunately, the viewer realized this as soon as she responded and was told she would receive a $500 check. She immediately wrote back and told them to remove her information.Here’s the scam: She would have been told to deposit the check and send that money to an ad agency to create the decals or “wrap” for her car.A few days later, her bank would tell her the check bounced, and she’s lost the money she sent away.

Car wrapping scams have been around for a while.

But with the economy the way it is, many people may jump at the chance to make extra cash.

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An offer of easy money is what the car wrapping scam is all about.

A viewer sent sister station WGAL an unsolicited text message she received.

It claimed she could make $500 a week by covering — or wrapping — her vehicle with an ad for Dr. Pepper. She would essentially be renting her vehicle to advertise the product.

It’s a scam and has nothing to do with the soft drink company.

Fortunately, the viewer realized this as soon as she responded and was told she would receive a $500 check. She immediately wrote back and told them to remove her information.

Here’s the scam: She would have been told to deposit the check and send that money to an ad agency to create the decals or “wrap” for her car.

A few days later, her bank would tell her the check bounced, and she’s lost the money she sent away.

Contributed by local news sources

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