I created an account on a nanny website called sittercity. Shortly after I got a job offer from a man named Mike Graham. He said that he, his pregnant wife and his 2 year old son were moving to Redmond (my current city) and that they needed a baby sitter/errand runner to help them with the move and to help out his wife during the time she was pregnant. Part of the job was receiving large checks, deducting a little for my paycheck and then using the rest to buy groceries and whatnot for his family.
I received a check from him on 4-17-2015 to the amount of $2,200. So far it all had seemed normal. But I started questioning it when I was told that once the money was available he wanted me to deduct $250 for myself and then to send out $1000 via money Gram to "Jessica Ann Foster Fruita Colorado 81521" and then to send the rest using Western Union. He also seemed impatient, he kept on messaging me every couple of minutes while I was getting ready to leave asking what was taking so long.
I then decided to do a reverse image search on the image he used on his sittercity profile and I found that the image was being used for multiple jobs across the country. So I decided to look up common money gram scams and found one on the website scamguard.com called Fraudulent/Fake Check Scams and it seemed very similar to the situation I am in. So I have decided not to follow through with sending out the money and am instead planning on returning the money via cashier's check.
So in conclusion I have not yet been scammed out of any money that I know of. I just wanted to report this before anything happens and hopefully to prevent this "Mike Graham" guy from scamming other people.
Any advice on how to deal with said situation.