ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A St. Louis writer was looking for work but found a scam instead.
Like many scams we have reported on, this all started on craigslist. That's where she came across an ad for a job as a writer, but right away, there were problems.
The supposed editor couldn't answer simple questions. Then, he sent her a check for more than she was supposed to be paid before she even did any work! He asked her to send the extra money to someone else.
This was a classic "advance fee" scam.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, the advice is to do what Cheryl did and ask lots of questions.
Always remember that anytime someone offers you a job, or says you have won something and then asks you to send them money, it's a scam.