Possible car-wrapping scam makes the rounds again

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DENVER -- Robert Kaufman said he saw an ad on Facebook offering an opportunity to make money by displaying a Bud Light advertisement on his car.

He was excited because he needs some extra money after becoming disabled temporarily. He said the deal looked good.

“I could make $500 a week for having a cool car wrap," Kaufman said.

Kaufman's excitement waned when he started being pressured to cash a check he received for $1,860.

“Five-hundred dollars was to be mine and the other $1,360 was supposed to be deposited into this guy’s account," he said.

He said the check he received looked suspicious, featuring a key type logo, saying the word “Citibank” and then showing the word “Orenge” underneath the listing as “Orange, Connecticut.”

The return address on the envelope was General Mills in Perris, Calif.

The FOX31 Problem Solvers contacted General Mills and were told they knew nothing about the mailing. Kaufman then started getting constant text messages.

“They're like did you get the check, did you get the check?” he said.

The Better Business Bureau has posted warnings about a car wrapping Bud Light scam in Texas and Louisiana.

It advises that if someone asks you to send or wire money, or asks for your financial information it's a major red flag of a scam.

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