Is a Scam or Legitimate? Here’s the Consensus

Car with advertising wrap

We all want to make a quick buck. Better yet, we’d love to make a little money without even thinking about it. That’s the logic used by drivers who elect to have their cars wrapped by advertisers. Some companies promise drivers they can make hundreds of dollars each month doing little more than driving as usual. Unfortunately, while some car wrap advertising companies are legitimate, many are scams. Keep reading to find out if is a legitimate company, or if you should steer clear. The reviews are in…

What Is, also known as and Get Paid to Drive, is a company that promises drivers the chance to earn money by simply installing a perforated vinyl advertisement on their car’s rear window and then driving as usual. They claim drivers can earn up to $400 a month by doing this.

According to, the company has been operating since 2011 and has worked with more than 225,000 drivers. They claim to be the “No. 1 vehicle advertising company in the nation.”

Is a Scam or Legitimate?

Beware! is a scam. has 26 complaints on and is mentioned in several complaints on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, where it’s listed under the name “Get Paid to Drive.” The BBB has given this company an ‘F’ rating.

Here’s the scam: The company reportedly contacts people to put a decal on their back window and then scams them by never paying the promised commissions. Additionally, they charge an upfront fee for the decal, which they promise to refund after the person’s first commission. Attempts to get this refund or the promised money fail. They also sometimes charge the person’s credit card for further expenses, such as a yearly membership fee, which was not agreed upon initially.

Unfortunately, many users seem to have fallen for this scam, given the many complaints posted to Facebook. (We searched for ‘Advertise on my car.’) One Facebook user reported: “I got a phone call for, was told I would get a sign on bonus of $50 and then another $20 for posting the decal on my back window of my car. I tried to remove the $89.20 I had on the account, wasn’t able to due to not making my first commission. After 6 months if I didn’t get a commission I would get a $100 gift card. I have since tried to log onto the website and it is no longer able to load.” Many users complained that the website was down once they tried to go back into their accounts or contact support.


Likewise, a user on reports, “I answered an email to advertise on my car. I was told I’d get a $20 signing bonus and $200 a month to advertise on my car. I was told I would get a $300 commission if someone signed up using my number. After I signed up, they told me I won’t get the signing bonus till I sold my first order. I waited for 90 days and never got [it,] then they said I had to pay them a yearly fee of $35 to hold my number for me. They also told me for $15 they would run a check on my driving background and if [it’s] good I’ll get $400 per sale. They even promised me a $100 gift card if I got no sales in 90 days. When I asked for the card they said it was out of stock. When I asked questions, they deactivated my profile. I’ve had to get a new bank card to keep them out of my account.”

How Car Wrap Scams Work and How to Avoid Them

In general, most car wrap scams work in one of two ways:

  1. The company asks you to pay for the decal with a promise of future signing bonuses and commissions. The problem? They never pay the promised signing bonus or commission. In the end, only the car wrap company makes any money. According to complaints, is one company that uses this scam model. Many users had errors when they logged into a website that was supposed to transfer commission funds, and others found that the website was completely gone when they tried to sign in and collect their money.
  2. You enter into an agreement with the company that includes receiving a check for the amount of your ‘signing bonus,’ plus an additional amount (usually much larger), with instructions to immediately transfer the additional amount to pay the ‘graphic designer’ or other third party to prepare and/or ship the decal. You will have likely completed the transfer before finding out that check that was sent to you was fraudulent, leaving you without any commission or bonus and out of the money you sent to the mysterious third party.

To avoid these scams, keep an eye out for companies promising large signing bonuses, commissions, and delayed payment. Beware if they ask you to buy the decal or pay the company any money upfront. Never engage with a company that reaches out by phone or text, unsolicited. You should also be wary of any solicitations posted online in forums like Craigslist. Even if there are no obvious signs that the company is running a scam, check the BBB website to see if they’ve received complaints about the company.

Legitimate Car Wrapping Companies

While there are many companies looking to scam you out of money, legitimate companies that pay you to wrap your car do exist. We’ve provided you with a few of those companies, including where they hire drivers and how much money you could earn. While these companies appear to be legitimate, we strongly recommend doing your own research before engaging in any business with any car wrapping company.

1. Carvertise

  • Where do you need to live? Carvertise supports drivers and brands nationwide.
  • How much can you make? Carvertise advertises that you can make between $300-$650 per campaign. Driving campaigns typically last between three and six months, so expect to make about $100 per month.
  • Why choose Carvertise? Carvertise does not ask for any money upfront. All you need to do is fill out an online application. You can even choose which advertisement you want to be placed on your car. According to Carvertise’s website: “We would never want you to display an advert that you are not comfortable or happy with. All our drivers have the right to refuse a particular brand or advertisement if you do not want it on your car.”
  • BBB score: A+ (read reviews on the Carvertise BBB Business Profile page)
  • Signing up: You can apply online to be a driver. For inquiries, drivers can email [email protected], and brands seeking to advertise can email [email protected].

2. Wrapify

  • Where do you need to live? Wrapify supports drivers and brands nationwide.
  • How much can you make? With a full wrap, you can make an estimated $264-$452 a month; with a partial wrap, $196-$280; and with a panel advertisement, $84-$140. Exact earnings depend on how much you drive, as tracked by the app.
  • Why choose Wrapify? Some drivers might find this company convenient because it uses an app to track your driving and compensation. Get the Wrapify app from Google Play. If you like the autonomy of using an app and the easy access to your information, this may be the choice for you. You can also choose the amount of car wrapping you want.
  • BBB score: Not listed.
  • Signing up: Get started with the app. After a period of driving with the app, the company will use your data to match you with an advertising campaign. For inquiries, email [email protected].

If you still have some questions, see this article to learn more about finding legitimate car wrap advertisement companies, as well as their requirements, pay, and reviews.


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    Out of the blue, even only had my phone for a couple days, I got a text offering to pay me $400 a week to have the “McCafe” McDonald’s coffee brand decalled on my car… I said sure, so they sent me a check for $2,550 and told me to deposit it into my bank acct., then wait to be contacted by the detailer for a meeting to detail my car and pay them $2,000. I asked them via text over and over how many payments I would be getting and why they didn’t pay the detailer directly instead of having me pay them… which they never did answer!! Should I go to the police, call the BBB, call the check’s bank, or just rip up the check and forget about it?

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