New Car Wrap Scam Hits WNY
It seems like an easy enough way to make some money, but this car wrapping promotion is actually a scam. Here's how it works...
A representative will call from a company like Dr. Pepper or Snapple to ask you if you would allow them to wrap your car with their promotional materials in exchange for cash.
If you agree, they send you a check for around $1900 and tell you that you can use part of it, but the rest is to be paid to the company that will be wrapping the car.
When you cash the check, they put a stop payment on it. Which means you will need to have that $1900 in your account to cover the check that no longer exists.
According to WKBW, that's what happened to Judith Miller in Alden. Luckily she checked with the Erie County Sheriffs and they were able to warn her of the scam before she was taken by it.
Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help you spot a car wrap scam before it happens to you.