Be wary of “car wrap” scheme

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – The Dare Community Crimeline is alerting citizens of a “car wrap” scheme that has duped at least one victim in the County.

The victim saw a Craigslist post offering to pay a vehicle owner to wrap their car in a recognized brand name’s advertisement. The scammer sent the agreed upon amount to the vehicle owner, in the form of a bogus check. There was an condition in the agreement that the vehicle owner would wire a portion of the money to a specialist who would do the ad-wrap work.

The victim wired the money and that expert never showed up. The owner now owes their bank the full amount of the bogus check.

To provide information about crimes in the Dare County area, you can submit your tip online at this link.

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