I just bought a new car and I was searching for companies that could wrap it. I came across an ad for mobile vinyl wrapping that looked legit.
After some back and forth, it became obvious that it’s a scam. I created an Imgur album with screen shots and more details, but here’s the summary: – offered to install a mobile wrap well below market prices – offered to provide references but then reneged – claimed to be in business for 10 years but announced a grand opening on Facebook 13 months ago – company website looked legit but was full of stock images, had no business address or customer testimonials – insisted I pay upfront but wouldn’t let me pay in person or meet the installer – links social media accounts were suspect (insta didn’t exist, Twitter was a personal page promoting godfundmes, YouTube had only video game vids, Facebook was pretty legit looking until I had a deeper look) – I spoke with the scammer on the phone. He was very knowledgeable about wraps which would make him seem credible to potential victims. Once I started be upfront that I thought it was a scam, he immediately wanted to get off of the phone and then deleted the FB ad.
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