In Your Corner: Facebook post a total sham

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OKLA. CITY - Linda Benge could use a bump up in pay.

Her son stumbled across a Facebook post offering up a way to make an extra $400 a week.

The ads are all over the internet.

They claim you can get paid by shrink wrapping your car, or boat or bike with an advertisement of a popular company.

In Linda's case the company was Pepsi.

“I'm not a Pepsi drinker, so sorry,” she said.

Here's the skinny on car wrap scams.

It’s just another variation of the old fake check scam.

You know the one.

You receive a counterfeit check. You cash the check. Keep some cash for yourself, then wire the rest of the cash to the scam artist.

When your bank figures out the check was a counterfeit, you're the one left owing the money.

Linda didn't let it get that far.

Her check arrived in the mail the other day.

“I'm not going to cash it,” she said. “That's for sure.”

In Your Corner bottom line:

  • Free money isn't just going to show up on your doorstep.
  • Let your bank tell you whether or not the check is real.
  • You're responsible for all checks you deposit and that includes the bogus ones.  
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