A flurry of inquiries to Better Business Bureau (BBB) about vehicle wrap offers has prompted a warning for consumers considering the promotions.The jobs, which usually are connected to popular soft drink, energy drink or cellphone companies, are often fraudulent, and BBB suggests consumers use extreme caution when dealing with those offering the jobs. The "car wrap scam" has been active for several years and has been the focus of previous warnings by BBB and other agencies. "There is no such thing as easy money," said Michelle L. Corey, BBB St. Louis president and CEO. "It’s unlikely that anyone is going to pay you to drive around with a company’s logo on the side of your vehicle."Among the calls received by BBB was a query from a Cape Girardeau, Mo., woman. She told BBB she found a listing in a Facebook group about a job where she could be paid to put a popular energy drink’s logo on her vehicle. The woman said she would have been paid $400 a week for a six-month period to have the logo on her vehicle."I figured something was up because it seemed too good to be true," she told BBB.The woman said the company would only communicate with her via text message. The woman said she received a check in the mail for $1,900. She was instructed to keep $400 for her first week’s wages and then send the rest of the money to a person who was to wrap her car with the logo.The woman did not cash the check. If she had gone through with the plan, she would have lost the $1,500 she would have sent back to the scammers. The "car wrap scam" is a combination of two of the riskiest scams reported to BBB’s Scam Tracker last year – an employment scam and a fake check scam. Employment scams were ranked as the third-riskiest scam in 2017, while fake check scams ranked fifth.In 2018, there have been 41 reports to Scam Tracker about "car wrap scams." While the majority of those who have reported the scam did not lose money, there have been some victims. A Georgia consumer reported losing nearly $3,000 in March, while a college student from Kansas reported losing nearly $2,000 in January.BBB offers the following tips for those contacted about vehicle wrap offers:Understand that offers, which includes a "fake" check, to advertise for a company by wrapping your vehicle with their ad is a scam. The check you receive may be counterfeit.Avoid sending money to someone you have not met face-to-face. Do not use a wire transfer, prepaid debit card or gift card to complete a transaction with a stranger.Beware of unsolicited emails, phone calls, texts or postal letters. These are usually scams.Don’t believe everything you see or hear. Scammers can fake caller ID numbers to make it seem like they are someone else. They also mimic official seals and other deals. Just because something looks official, it doesn’t mean that it is. Make sure to check other resources like BBB and your state’s attorney general’s office. About BBBBBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. BBB services to consumers are free of charge. BBB provides objective advice, BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million companies, 11,000 charity reviews, dispute resolution services, alerts and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. Visit bbb.org for more information.