This company initially contacted via a text message. They wanted to know if I was available for a job. I responded to the text message with a yes reply, but upon later re-reading the text I realized that I was asked to send a copy of my resume. After I did, this is the response I received from this company:Hi ***,Your profile was received and carefully reviewed. You did great.Bio:I am a production manager and also a recruitment personnel for story Inc., a Hong Kong-based film production company presently in the USA to accomplish a series of short movie production this summer. Do go through my PROFILE on LinkedIn.You are needed to work with me during the production period so your assistant and support are highly requested for. The first short movie will be shot in your district which will last a week. Once the short movie production unfolds, you will work closely with me and the other screw enlisted for the production.Production Date:The Production will take place in your area from the 27th to 31st of October.Production Location:Locations will be stipulated by the location manager before the production commences.Essential Responsibilities:1) Makeup Artist 2) Assisting with the booking of production utilities within your locality.Due to my past experience in the recruitment process, we received disappointing and incompetent applicants. We have decided to place subsequent applicants on a literal trial period before confirmation.I need someone who can perform his or her duties with resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries, All I need you to do is to complete all task in a timely manner. I am being thorough and explanatory here because I have hired people in the past who did not live up to what I expected and this time, I do not want to make the same mistake.I have decided to offer you a probationary offer (trial period). Here I want to see how you would demonstrate your skills and how exceptional, efficient and on time you will be. You will perform a few tasks for me during this coming week, which are part of the basic duties you will be performing before the project commences. I will be setting up a meeting with you prior to the production start date if I am impressed.Wage:Your wage for the trial period will be $1,450 and full weekly payment and bonuses for the upcoming projects will be discussed during an interview.I’m sure this all works for you. I will take all necessary steps and have my financial advisor have your payment mailed to you to proceed with all necessary production engagement. The probationary period runs for 3 days.If you want to sign up for this, kindly provide the details below:Full Name:Address:City:State and Zip:Phone Number:Best time to reach you during the trial period:BENEFITS:• AD & D Insurance• Medical, Dental, VisionType: Part-TimeHours: 4-Hours per dayDays: 5-days per weekWeekly Pay: $1,450Best RegardsJames LiuI received a check in the mail for $4,950.00 and was told to send a receipt showing that the check was deposited. They proceeded to contact me with a list of film equipment they wanted me to pay for using the check they provided.Fortunately for me, I told them the check had to clear first before I would be able to withdraw any of the money. When I told them that my bank would not process the check they ceased all communication with me.