I noticed a Michelle Singletary column on The Boston Globe site that I want to pass along. The column is entitled "Check your checks before cashing has some good advice." I had this happen to me, it happened to a friend of mine. My friend and I did not fall for the scam, but I had a former client fall for one of the Nigerian scams. I really get suspicious when people send me large sums of money that I did not ask for or for which I have to do no work. (By the way, I was sent fake postal money orders. I suggest if you get postal money orders that you take them to your local post office.). So read this article.