If you received a check in advance, it is a scam. If you were told to buy gift cards and send the codes to someone by email, it is a scam. If you cash the check, it will bounce. Go to the police. Contact the US Postal Inspectors.
Ardent is a legitimate company. The scammers are impersonating Ardent and other legitimate companies.
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