The check could be counterfeit. Never use money gram,western union to send money to strangers. Please see the link and also read below.

https://www.bankatcommerce.com/has-my-check-cleared.htm

How long does it take for a check to clear properly?
Checks can take a long time to go through the system completely so do not assume that a fraudulent check will bounce in a few days or even a couple of weeks. Here's a scenario where it could take months to be returned: Account information on a legitimate bank account is stolen and forged checks are produced using that account number. A victim receives one of the forged checks and deposits it. Their bank checks with the paying bank and sees that it is indeed a legitimate account number and the funds are there to cover the check. Eventually, the account holder whose account was stolen notices the forged checks and reports it. The paying bank contacts the victim's bank and returns the check as fraudulent. The victim's bank notifies the victim and removes the amount for the check from the victim's account. This entire process could take months. Remember, you are financially and usually legally responsible for all checks deposited into your account, even after the bank has made the funds available to you.

Will banks cover the loss?
No. In most countries, the law says that it is up to you to ensure you know who you are dealing with : if you are dealing with a criminal, they will say it is your problem, not theirs. The bank will almost certainly not be liable, even if they have shown the amount as cleared and their terms and conditions spell this out. If you want to be protected, ask your bank to confirm in writing that the check has cleared fully. If they do so, and you act on that and send money, then even if it does later prove to be fake, you'll be protected. Most banks are unlikely to give you that reassurance so you'll need to protect yourself.

Possible legal consequences for the victim
We find that victims of check fraud are often worse off by more than just the money or goods they sent. More and more often, the victim finds that their account is closed by their bank, and they may have trouble opening an account with another bank. Banks frequently call the police, so a victim may be arrested or investigated by the police for money laundering.

How to protect yourself
If you are at all unsure about a check, money order, cashier's check or travellers check you have received, you should take it to your bank or local police and tell them you think it may be from a scammer.

On 6/18/2017 at 8:26 PM, "jerry jekel" < [email protected]>

It's very easy and simple,No application fees required. We are just seeking individual that can
carry advertisement of our fast growing company(mountain Dew®) your car & truck & bicycles and earn $500 weekly. You will be paid with a check and this offer last for 3 months and it
requires no application fee. How long do you intend to carry the advertisement on your car? One(1) month, two(2) months? Do you use your car often? We would send you a check for your payment and then the detailer who would come and put the sticker on your car
would come to your location and have it done. NB: It would NOT damage the paint
of your car as we have professionals handling it. Text back with your
Full Name,Address,City, State,Phone contact,to mail the check to you Thanks,
jerry jekel 806-429-4694
On 6/18/2017 at 8:43 PM, "jerry jekel" < [email protected]>

Am happy to inform you that you have successfully been entered into the program.
An expert has been allocated to install the decals on your car.You will
therefore receive your payment alongside the money that will be paid to the
national car detailer (expert) in the mail. So when you get the payment, you will take out your
first week pay of $500 and you will give the rest to the detailer. This is to between you and the
detailer. A check of $3500.00 would be mailed to you to cover your money and
the detailer's money.In view of this, please confirm the following details; How long do you
intend to carry the advertisement on your car? The offer last for Six(6)
Month? Do you use your car everyday? Also reconfirm your name and address as it
should be on the check, where your payment should
be mailed. You will receive a check of $3500.00 this week or next week , Once you receive the check and deposited, Deduct $500 and take the rest cash of $3000 in cash to send to the
detailer's information that will be provided to you once you receive the payment and once they confirm payment received, A Wrap expert will be sent down to your location to wrap your car..