Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beware - Scam Alert - car wrap email from Bud Select beer is bogus

I called up Budweiser 18003425283 and spoke with Eric, he confirmed my suspicion that this is a scam

You can also email Budweiser to check on this or other scams about Bud beer, budcentral@anheuser-busch.com

Dear Applicant,
 Wrap your vehicle with Budweiser Select® Beer Advertisement Wrap and Get Paid... It is Very Easy and Simple with No Application fees required Here's how It works - The basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept Budweiser Select® Advertising seeks people -- regular citizens, not professional drivers -- to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert of "Budweiser Select® Beer "plastered on your car/truck.The adverts are typically vinyl decals,also known as "auto wraps," that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface. What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness.The auto wraps tend to be colorful and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience,meaning people who are stuck in traffic and can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them.This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month. You will be compensated with $400 (Four hundred dollars per Week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space and we shall provide Experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.
 Interested person should please feel Free to fill out the information below and send it back to us today and we will get back to you with details.
 Full Names: Address Line 1: Address Line 2: City:State:Zip Code :
Age: Home Phone Number: Cell / Mobile Phone Number
 Best Regards, David Alberto Hiring Manager, Budweiser Select® Beer davebud441@gmail.com

60 comments:

  1. Isn't it illegal to advertise liquor

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    1. nope. You can advertise anything you want. For the past 50 years there was a voluntary ban on the placement of liquor ads on TV, but beer and wine has always been advertised on tv... what would the super bowl be without beer advertising? Remember the "we'll serve no wine before it's time?" jingle?

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    2. I got one for a lemon lime drink and said I could deposit right to my palpay and pay the detail that way

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    3. That sounds like a new tactic, getting paypal involved. I'm not sure how Paypal operates if the client and customer disagree and someone wants a refund... I suspect it, and will not trust anyone with the vehicle wrap plan... I also suspect that paypal in a dispute would take the money from your bank account, and that might be what the scammers are counting on

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    4. this just happened to me , and i didnt deposit check i called bud, and the person who answered the phone gave me a website,she also said this has been going on for a while,she also said that bud doesnt do that for advertizement. so went to the website and told them what happned
      www.ic3.gov

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  2. I recieved an email like this yesterday but it was from haines beer promising 300/week for a six month contract but they told me just to cash the check not deposite it. That I was to keep 300 and wire the rest.

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    1. sorry to hear they are still running this scam!

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  3. Got one from Hilary walter from Busch beer for $300 a week for 6 months. Had a feeling it was a scam

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    1. crazy world when you see so many scams, you can't trust anything anymore

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    2. That happened to me I did send the money I lost more the $2116.00
      I need Bush beer company phone #
      Please

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    3. I don't have it, look that up on their website, but they aren't going to give you money someone else took from you

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    4. I got a check from USPS and i took it too the bank and the clerk tried pulling the name of the bank up and it being closed since 2008

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    1. I just got a check today for $3950. Wanted me to deposit and send them deposit slip. That way they got ypur account no. Called Phillips Co. In Beaver Creek. Which was address heck was mailed from and they deal in concrete and gravel. Complete scam

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  5. We just received a check for the bud light logo. They didn't ask us to wire any money just deposit the check and use the balance to pay the company that installs it on our car.

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    1. that is the scam. When you deposit the check, it's your bank account on the line for the bad check you just deposited. It takes a while for your bank to clear the check and get the money from whoever issued the check. Which won't happen with this scam.
      Just avoid this whole situation

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    2. Did you take the check to a bank? If so what did they tell you?

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    3. Ashlee, google the "deposit the check" scam. The checks are bad, your bank then comes after you for the money.

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    4. They come after you bigtime!!! Its crazy!! Don't trust this at all ever!!!

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  6. I got an email saying that I was hired to get a car wrapp for bud ice an get paid 300 a week for 6 month period an told me to deposit the check that well come today something seemed off but I didn't realize it tell know so I didn't my research

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  7. I was offered $500 a week! What a great deal!

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  8. Sounded to good to be true.

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  9. I was just offered $400 a week for Busch. Damn scammers. Some of you seriously needs jobs instead of wasting our time with this crap.

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    1. jesus, do they even make Busch anymore?

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    2. Yes they still Bush and bush loght.some of these have to b real.How does one find a real advertising gig?

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    3. I really think the bog corporations will make an advertising contract with anyone without their lawyers, and yours, present. So, talk to small privately owned companies.

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  10. I recieved the exact same letter. Note the email sender keeps coming in with the header,"AMANDA JADE". But all end with, "Best Regards,
    Jose Williams
    Hiring Manager
    Coors Brewing Company®
    I replied that I've heard logo payments is a thing and how does it work?
    This Amanda Jade sends me an attachment of a COOR LIGHT BEER poster type ad explaining the car wrap process. The had the exact words as this scam warning from "Just A Car Guy". As of now the last email I recieved today is asking me only 3 easy questions, will I have the sticker on my car 1 or 3 months? - Do i drive my car every day?
    - Have I crashed a car between august till date? and to send a picture of my car. If it wasn't too dark out I would've sent the answers with a pic of my car. Since I have to wait till morning to take the picture I thought id google some names and try to locate the hiring manager at the coors brewing company. I found this scam warning instead. So im disappointed that im right to be sceptical.

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    1. well, I'm glad you've been spared the scam's nasty side. Be careful out there, stay a bit sceptical.

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    2. Yes I did the same thing I was kind of looking forward to it but I mean glad I investigated

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  11. i got one from a kim clark $400.00 a week mailing add national university 9320 tech center dr sacramento ca 95822 bank of albuquerque

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  12. I got the sam add for 500 a week got the check in cront of me knew there was something wdong when the check was from a rotary club in arkansa And wanted me two wire the parts of the money to two different places
    Guys name supposedly is joseph william martinez
    So i called bud theys said its a scam and filed a claim with the interenet police and called the rotary club and told them.

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    1. Stay safe and wary! Glad you didn't take a hit on that!

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  13. I got the sam add for 500 a week got the check in cront of me knew there was something wdong when the check was from a rotary club in arkansa And wanted me two wire the parts of the money to two different places
    Guys name supposedly is joseph william martinez
    So i called bud theys said its a scam and filed a claim with the interenet police and called the rotary club and told them.

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    1. How do file a claim againest them if u didnt realize it was a scam til later?

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    2. Brittani, I believe Matt was using sarcasm. There are no internet police. He mentions the Rotary Club too, and they have nothing to do with policing the internet either. If you fell for the scam, you probably have no recourse, but consult a lawyer if you can afford one

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  14. Dam that's crazy I just got fooled. I thought I had come across a good thing for bud to advertise on my car just like all you guys. Turns out just another scam luckily I didn't pursue it with any checks or anything.

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  15. I just received a check, delivered by FedEx. Check for $2850. From Paul Henry. For me to keep $500. And deposit rest in my account. He sent me a website to see what wrap look like. Either Pirelli tyres or snacks? Called tatty gen, and Bbb. Waiting to hear from Bbb. Tart gen said ask bank to see if legit. Website is www.autowrapsmarketing.com. Any advise?

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    1. It's a scam, don't do it. If they were legitimate, they'd simply pay you the value of advertising, and for the wrap. The whole business of you cashing a check and depositing it is the scam. Electronic funds transfer such as bank to bank, or credit card to Paypal, those are legit. Banks are constantly fooled, but they never pay the price, you do though. Banks just come after the person who walks in the door. Avoid this nonsense

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    2. Do not trust this...I got a check from FedEx and I even deposited it in my bank account for 8 days and the bank said it cleared. I went and started spending some of the money and my card was canceled because not long after they gave me the money on the very same the check bounced. Then the bank blamed me and charged me double of what I spent and the amount of the check. They were supposed to do an investigation on this and got angry with me so they did not investigate it and they blamed me for the whole thing. I only said to them to pay half and I'll pay half cause they cashed it after 8 days and I only spent 300$ out of 2,500$ and that seemed to piss them off and they charged me 5000$ after the fact. This is TD Bank that did this to me. The workers agreed with me on this and said that TD bank was in the wrong. I was told by the scammers to send 2000$ of the money to them through western union and I did not do it. I filed a police report and contacted the FBI cause they are looking for ppl who are doing this. The man who stayed in touch with me on the phone was still answering calls 2 wks after this happened and I could only think they were scamming others too. I told the FBI everything and I don't know what happened after. If they caught him or anything. I never paid TD Bank cause of no investigation was done and it affected me to be able to open bank accounts anywhere. Their mistake cost me alot. I've thought of calling a laywer on this but haven't yet. Please do not trust this check no matter what. I'd hate to see you go through all of what I have because banks can't be trusted either.if you don't know where a check like that comes from stay far and clear from it.

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  16. I have been getting text messages from John. Fuller with bud light. He is sending a check for $1100 says to keep $400 and when I meet with the specialist give them $700. Wow really. It will be a certified cashiers check written on the Tennessee bank. This is s real bank. Not cashing, but if it comes down to actually getting to meet face to face they are in for one heck of a surprise.

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    1. I got a check from john fuller i am going to bring it to an affiliate bank to see if its real or not i wont deposit it in my account

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  17. Iv got a txt from John fuller to he said there senting someone to my location

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  18. I got a check for 1,380.00.but I did research on this before i,even deposit it.if it sounds to good to be true then it is .

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    1. yup. Talk to the head of your bank before you do anything with it... if they'll take the complete responsibility for anything that may happen, sign it over to that banker, and have them cash it. If not, burn that damn check. Light it on fire, turn it to ashes

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  19. Thank you for the info, I received a check yesterday . Who did you call to report this ?

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    1. I called up Budweiser 18003425283 and spoke with Eric, he confirmed my suspicion that this is a scam

      You can also email Budweiser to check on this or other scams about Bud beer, budcentral@anheuser-busch.com

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  20. Apparently now they are now doing it through texting so watch out guys and let people know out there it's now on the cell phones on texts

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  21. I just received a check for 2850 for an energy drink car wrap. It was from a Paul Henry..

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  22. just received a text from stephen pedro, offering $400 week for the placement of Bud Light decal on my vehicle. When I asked him what info he needed from me, he replied via text within 1 minute. Nobody responds to a text that quickly, no one. This can't be for real.

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    1. I received a check from Spethen Pedro today for $3950.00. He informed me that a specialist would come and get the rest to get the supplies for the BudLight wrap.It is a check from First National Bank. I knew it was hinky.

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  23. I just received a check for 3,351 and was told threw text messages to deposit the check in my bank account and keep 400 dollar of it and after I deposit it text them the bank information and wait for further instructions to pay the person that's going to come put the bud energy drink wrap on my car. I HAVEN'T done anything with the check yet because I was wondering if it was a scam and I even asked the guy TEXTING me and he said i am a pastor I would not lie about anything like that. That would cause someone else any PROBLEMS.

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  24. I just received a check for 3,980 today from a guy by the name of lenny Phillip's who asked me to deposit it into my account and withdraw my part send him my account showing that I made the deposit. SOUND LIKE THE SAME SCAM CONTINUES WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET THESE Scammers caught and to make people more aware of these scams

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  25. I received a check from bluecore company name on the check for $2950 and in the memo it had refund? On the UPS priority mail slip it had another name of another company, did a skip trace on both the companies and call them both was inform it was a fake. Also call the bank which was Chase they also advise me the check was a fake. Than I received a text from this Steven Pedro advising me that the check was delivered I advised him I tore up the check, and he advise me he would have CS to call me on this, the person that call did not speak very good English so I hung up and block the call. The guy text me back I advise him I gave all his information to the FBI and haven’t received anymore text from him

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  26. Donot cash these check they are fake, do the research. Make calls to the companies on the check and Ups slips, the bank on the check they will tell you the check is fake. All scams they are using all kinds of names.

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  27. I received a message from a Mitchell Williams yesterday letting me know that a check had arrived for me and low and behold when I checked my mail there was a check for$2550.35 and a letter with it (budlight car wrap) telling me to either deposit it electronically or use online mobile deposit or simply deposit it in my account at the bank then send him a snapshot of the deposit receipt thru text and that there would be a"STOP" put on the check if I failed to contact him at support@budlightdecalcampaign.com or at 619-860-1934 and said for security purposes to text him at that number with my full name,check amount and check number... I gotta say I was excited and was gonna deposit it today before noon but then something just clicked in my head to do some research and I can honestly say I had never heard of the car wrap scheme until now (being from a small little town and not being much into the whole online thing)...I'm just so thankful I found this before i made a horrible mistake that would have done of damage to a single mother...thank you

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    1. you are welcome! Glad to be helpful!

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    2. I received one from Mitchell Williams as well. Mine is for 2550.00
      He got made when I started asking questions. I have been scamed in the past, so I do my research on everything now!!

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  28. Ugh, stephen pedro budlight instructions manager... so what would happen if I go to say, walmart and attempt to cash this check that is supposedly coming? I am just curious of how that situation would go? Anyone know?

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