It's part of a scam. A person in China got my name through a trade lead website. I received a check from a "letter head" company in Ontario, Canada with instructions on depositing the check and forwarding the proceeds to the contact in China (minus 10% for my trouble.) The check looks very real! It is from a community college in Montana and drawn on a real bank in the same city. I looked them up, called their controller and told them what I had. I scanned the check and the letter and emailed it to them. They are contacting the FBI, but I don't know if there is anything that can be done because both parties are out of the USA.