Car wrap scammers attempt to victimize LI woman in Monster Energy Drink scam
Scam artists purporting to be a promotion company recently tried to get one over on a Patchogue woman.
Reha Hitter says a company called Power Brands Consulting emailed her and said she could be paid $300 per week if she would put a hood wrap for Monster Energy Drinks on her car.
Hitter says the California company sent her a check for $2,700 to deposit. She was instructed to keep her $300 and wire the rest of the cash to someone who would pay for the logos to go on her car.
The Federal Trade Commission says "car wrap scams" have been going on for a while. The bogus checks typically bounce weeks after they've been cashed and the rest of the money has already been wired. The bank then comes after the victim over the bounced check.
Hitter says she wanted to cash her check, but was stopped by a friend. She then contacted Monster, which informed her there was no car wrap offer.
"It's sad that people do this to hardworking American people," says Hitter.
News 12 Long Island attempted to contact Power Brands Consulting, but calls went straight to voicemail.