Wouldn’t you like to make $300 a week?
All you have to do is…
A woman received an email that offered to pay her $300 a week to place a Monster drink vinyl car wrap advertisement on her car.
The advertising promotions company said it was a special promotion that was only going to last three months.
She sent the company her name and address and information about her vehicle.
In return, the company sent her a check for $3,650.
The company wanted her to keep $600 for two weeks pay and then send the balance of the money to pay the "car-wrap expert" who would handle placing the ad on her car.
And that’s when the woman, a former school teacher in Florida, got smart and did an online search.
The whole thing was a scam.
The return address on the letter was fake (Graham & Sons Logistics, Inc., 7145 Beverly Glen Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada – nope, it did not exist.)
The scam works like this:
- You deposit their check into your bank.
- Your bank statement says you have their money in your account.
- You wire someone else some money from your account. (But it’s okay because it’s money from them, right?)
- In a few days, your bank lets you know that the check you deposited, well, it’s no good. That money you thought you had, sorry, you never had it.
- But the money you wired to someone else was good, and it was your money, and now it’s gone forever.
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