The following message came through this week. These are not legitmate offers - typical type of scam that we usually see.
My name is Remi Singleton. Am freelance modelling agent working for Sharks Motors in Westside, IA. I saw your profile and pictues while surfing the internet, I appreciate them and I would like us to do some works together. I presently have good offer for you. I want to know if you are interested in modelling because I need pictures of a good looking person who will be on the magazine cover of one of my Auto sales Company.
Please let me know if you are interested in the Job. You stand a chance of making reasonable $750 from this deal to start, and even a noticeable fame. Let me know if you are interested in my offer and I would give you further details.
First: What you received is worthless. Take it to the cops if you like. Just do not cash it. It's counterfeit.
Never, ever, take your cut from something and send the rest of the money along. That's how the Nigerian scam works. You'll wind up out all the money you forward plus whatever fees your bank charges for the bogus amount in your account.
Haley, you can take the check to the police, but as noted above, they probably won't be able to do much about it.
There's even a Web site now, devoted entirely to helping people who get fake checks ... fakechecks.org.
They offer quizzes and things to help people avoid scams.