Brittney Cason was a cheerleader for the Carolina Panthers but now she has become a sports journalist, and she was about to take up a reporting role in Russia until she realised that it may be bogus.
For Cason it was a lengthy application process, and the so called 'agent' even asked her if she had any girlfriends that she could take with her.
Back in September 2013 she was contacted by somebody claiming to be an agent.
Writing for xojane.com, she explained, "Given my background in sports broadcasting and working on sports talk radio, it made sense he was recruiting me."
She was offered the job as a host and a beat reporter for the games.
However, she began to have suspicions that something was a little off when the agency asked her if she could recommend any girlfriends in the industry.
Cason said: "I spent four months applying and interviewing and he's sending my friend a work visa without even seeing her work?
"Now, my friend is really talented, but wanting her passport and social security number before her reel (reporting and presenting clips) just seemed fishy to me."
After contacting the other sportscaster who was allegedly going to Sochi, Cason found out that the production company didn't know the so called agent.
She was then advised not to travel to Russia and the FBI were subsequently brought on board.