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Let Joe Know: Free masks and car wraps, are the offers legitimate?

Posted at 9:53 AM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 11:53:23-05

PHOENIX — Some people are questioning the legitimacy of one offer that promises a free way to help keep you safe, and another that guarantees easy money.

The free offer involves Hanes working with the state to provide up to five free masks to people aged 65 and over or those who have medical conditions.

It's supposed to take two to four weeks for delivery.

We've heard from some people who say they had to wait a few additional weeks, but eventually received them.

But, Pat emailed saying she gave up. She says she put in a request when the program first came out in July and still has not received the masks.

Pat says she was told a glitch with the state was fixed but "the first people who applied for masks.. were impacted."

Hanes is telling a different story.

In a statement, the company says "most masks are shipped from our warehouse within one day of receiving an order and, to date, the company has fulfilled all orders within this time frame."

HanesBrands has shipped 1.2 million masks to high-risk residents in Arizona. This includes distributions to homeless shelters, assisted-living centers and households with school-age children, among others.

If you ordered a mask and have waited a long time, go to the Hanes help number through the state site and Let Joe Know if you still don't receive them.

Some people are also emailing about another offer having to do with wrapping your car in ads and making money.

Gary says "they send you a check for a car wrap, you take $500 and send the rest to the car wrapper."

Anytime you get a check and are asked to send money back, its a scam. And, this is one where a lot of people have lost a lot of money so stay away from those car wrap texts or emails you may receive.

There are some legitimate car wrap sites where people say they have made money.

The names I see most often are Wrapify and Carvertise. They have requirements you must meet and never ask for money upfront.

Make sure to check out their reputations online before signing up.

The Federal Trade Commission has warned about car wrap scams.