Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010

Watch out for scam that pays you to drive your own car

This news story was published on April 24, 2012.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

From the IC3: Although some businesses legitimately pay to advertise their companies’ logos on people’s personal vehicles, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received several notifications regarding a similar—but completely bogus—offer.

After responding to online postings that advertised an easy way to earn $400-$600 a week by transforming their cars into billboards, victims were sent checks or money orders for more than the promised amount and directed to cash them at banks and wire the difference to the “graphic designer” providing the vinyl decal or auto wrap for the vehicle. The problem? The checks and money orders were counterfeit, which left the victims responsible for the banks’ losses.

Other items featured in this month’s report from the IC3 include an investment scam, the release of the latest Blackhole exploit kit, a malware-containing spam e-mail regarding CPA license termination, and online property rental scams and scenarios.

Read latest report

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available

2 Responses to Watch out for scam that pays you to drive your own car

  1. Kinkyh Reply Report comment

    April 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Greed rules, these days !!

  2. amanda Reply Report comment

    April 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    you get a check for more then what it should be? and are asked to sent the difference to someone other then who gave you the check?
    when did you miss the first clue its a scam?