This gentlemen found me via LinkedIn.com; He had originally contacted me via email advising that their company was based out of Japan and that they were looking for Canadian representatives to handle a collection from various other companies (ie: Heather Raymer and Assoc.). He advised that I would receive a first payment from them and that once I received this first payment (of 3 installments) that I was to deposit into an account and once it cleared that I would get a 10% commission. I had asked why they didn’t just get the monies owing directly deposited or sent to them. He advised that it had something to do with the currency, etc. and he did sound like he was legit. I had received several emails throughout a span of two weeks. Once I received the cheque (which was typed on and looked legit), I did go and deposit it. The bank then advised me that they would have to put a hold on it for five days, until it cleared. Well, I just so happen to check my account on the evening of the fourth day, and to my dismay the account said it was a ‘COUNTERFEIT’ cheque. I immediately contacted my banking institution and explained the situation. Thank Goodness!!! I was only overdrawn by a few dollars, which could have been much worse.