Wakulla Deputies Warning Residents of "Coca Cola Scam"

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 09, 2014
and last updated 2019-03-18 16:01:12-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, FL. (WTXL) - The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office is warning area residents of a recent scam.

The department says it is called the "Coca Cola Scam". It entails asking motorists to take part in placing "wrap around" advertising on their vehicle in exchange for money.

Deputies said this latest incident happened after an ad was placed in a Tallahassee newspaper. However, when citizens tried to contact the individual in the ad it turned out to be a scam, said the department.

Deputies said in this scam you call the number and set up a "bogus" time to get your car wrapped.  Afterwards, "The potential victim will receive a fake check in the mail and will be asked to deposit the fake check in their bank account and remove a portion of the "check" to be sent to the detailer through Wal-Mart," released the department.

Law enforcement warn residents, Coca-Cola is not involved in this promotion. They also advise not to send money to people you don't know.