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Cape man warns of Red Bull scam

Scam promises cash for wrapping car
Posted at 10:51 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 06:25:42-04
It seemed like an easy way to make an extra buck.
 
"400 dollars a week, that's, that's a lot of money," said Spencer Crutchley of Cape Coral.
 
Crutchley responded to an ad promising cash in exchange for putting red bull's logo on his car.
 
"They were gonna provide the car wrap, they were gonna provide the checks once a week."
 
Spencer never received the materials to wrap his car, but he did get the check.
 
"It was 1850 dollars, and 400 dollars of it was supposed to be my first week's pay, and I was supposed to wire the other 1450 dollars."
 
Crutchley immediately became concerned after Googling the address where he was supposed to send the check, and it ended up being someone's apartment.
 
Another red flag came up after he texted and emailed with the alleged customer service representative.
 
"After receiving the first email and seeing a lot of mistakes in the grammar in the writing of it, in the writing of the email, having several different names in the email."
 
Fox 4 tried getting a hold of the Red Bull wrap pitchman, but received a voice mail instead.
 
Spencer says he contacted the real Red Bull company, they confirmed it was a scam and they would investigate.
 
"Now that I'm aware of the scam, I want to make sure everyone in the community is aware of the scam, so they don't fall for it and take that check and deposit it."
 
Fox-4 contacted Red Bull and the Cape Coral Police Department about the scam, but we have yet to hear back.