The Federal Trade Commission, an organization that promotes consumer protection advises people to stay away from jobs that offer payment by check in advance. All too often these jobs are scams. A check can take two weeks or longer to clear the bank, therefore the scam can go unnoticed for weeks. Be skeptical of requests to exchange a check for cash, gift cards, Bitcoin or wire transfer.
Anatomy of a fake check scam (FTC)
Report email phishing scams and suspected fraud to the by forwarding the message to firstname.lastname@example.org