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    Don't Get Roped Into Scam for Wrapping Your Car

    A Carrollton woman has a warning for you about wrapping your car in an advertisement. (Published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017)

    Advertisers pay big bucks to get the word out about their product, and with so many companies headquartered in North Texas there's plenty of promotion to go around.

    A Carrollton woman has a warning for you about wrapping your car in an advertisement.

    Catherine Jamieson's car is copper red and kind of looks like a can of Dr Pepper.

    So she wasn't shocked when she got a text message saying that the company wanted to put a sticker on her car advertising the product and would pay her $500 a week to do it.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    The text message said it was a new marketing campaign for the Plano-based company.

    After she clicked the link, she got a letter in the mail now wanting her to wrap her entire car, not just place a sticker.

    The letter had a big red flag for Jamieson, and should be one for you, too.

    She was instructed to cash an enclosed $3,500 check and get money orders for a total of $3,000 to pay for the wrapping of the car, and keep $500 for herself.

    Jamieson called Dr Pepper first.

    The company confirmed to NBC 5 and Jamieson that no such program exists, and they said it's more likely a scam.

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    Jamieson knew if and when the check bounced she would be held liable for the funds.

    MORE: The Federal Trade Commission has posted more information on car wrapping ploys.


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