The scam involves a job offer which comes over the Internet and phone.

Yolo County D.A. Jeff Reisig says a man in Winters was victimized and lost $35-hundred after he used Craig's List to find a job as a driver.

Via text messages he contacted a supposed employer who sent him two paychecks in advance with instructions to deposit the money, keep a portion for himself, and later wire the rest across country.

The checks were bogus, but by the time the man figured that out the money was out of his account.

Authorities say this has happened more than the once in our area, so recommending you thoroughly check any prospective employer.