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IT Security Advisory: Car wrap scam targets college students and staff

Don’t ruin your holidays – These scams are not new, there is only easy money for the scammers. Please remember that you are the last line of defense – Think and research offers before you act and warn others of these scams before they fall for them.

 

Car wrap scam targets college students

by Ari Lazarus
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

If you have a car, you know how expensive the upkeep can be. Gas, maintenance, parking – the whole lot. So what if a company offered to pay you to drive around – which you were already doing – with their branding wrapped onto your car? It could sound like a good deal.

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Prior FTC Blog from 2016: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2016/08/how-spot-car-wrap-scam

 

See below for recent examples of this scam showing up in WCSU e-mail accounts: