Is this employer on Craigslist the real deal?
I was originally supposed to be cleaning an apartment for people to move in to it from another country... and now I'm supposed to get this check and then mail it out to someone in Virginia? Something seems fishy.
I get the check today or tomorrow. Should I take it to the police?
it is a fake check cashing "nigerian" scam. You lose the money you send to someone in Virginia, the check you got is fake and will bounce (and the bank takes back the money). If you are unlucky the police will show up at your door to question you about the check fraud you committed.
Source(s):7 months ago