He went on Craigslist looking for a landscaping job in Colorado Springs and found one that sounded promising, offering to pay him more than $15 an hour.
Chris Holland tells us, "I planned on going to the house and having a bid and seeing what they wanted done."
Chris was told sorry, that job was filled. But the same guy offered him another one as a warehouse assistant, paying $400 a week.
Chris wasn't suspicious until he suddenly got a $1,910 check in the mail and was told to cash it right away.
Chris explains, "If someone wants to pay me for a job before I've ever done any work and doesn't want to meet up, I'll definitely know then that it's a scam."
Chris was smart because this crook covered his tracks. He was using a real man's name and address in Plympton, Massachusetts.
I did some digging and learned the real guy is in his 70's and in failing health and isn't looking to hire anyone.
Just remember, never deposit a stranger's check and then wire funds elsewhere. Legit employers don't work that way.