Ok, I advertised my guitar on craigslist, and I got a message with the following:
I would love to buy your item,i am okay with the price ,all i wanna know if it’s still in good conditions for use and if you’re willing to accept a certified cashier check or personal check as a form of payment because that is the only way i can make payment available for the item .I want this transaction to be fast so if you’re okay with my form of payment kindly get back with the following information ‘s for me to issue the payment to you immediately:
Full name… Full address…. City… State… Zip code… phone number…
as soon as i receive the requires details from you i will immediately instruct my secretary to proceed with the issuance of the $ 150 to your name and mailed to your address. And also,, don’t worry about the pick up, i know a forwarding courier services here that will pick it up. And it would be done after you’ve got your check cashed. I will be waiting for your response soonest as i want the item as soon as possible. I am really interested because i want to get it for my in law who would be celebrating his birthday soonest ,i wouldn’t want to loose it because this is like a surprise package for my inlaw so i wouldn’t mind a $ 70 extra for you for the item so you can be able to hold the item for me and also tell other interested parties that it has been sold .if this is okay with get back with the information today , please do not give me P O BOX address only home address because am using Ups service to send this payment out so home address only thanks .
I replied saying Alright, gave him my info, and he sent me another E-mail with the following:
How are you doing, Hope everything is going on fine .As a matter of fact the
deal is on and the check has been sent out to you (Info containing my contact information)
it will arrive by mail in the next couple of days).So the payment should arrive in a short while from now.And once you get it,i guess you know how to handle everything, and please dont bother about any other buyer for the ITEM, I have included the pick up agents fee to yours, making it $ 2500 because i am traveling to today because of my wife who is on business trip and she is about to deliver a baby so i have to go and stay with her and the agent is also helping me get some things for the birthday party and for my wife and new baby, so i will be back very soon.I included the pickup agent fee because he is not in town now and he said he shall be back in the next few days so when you have the check deduct your own fee and have the remaining money sent to him through Western Union Money Transfer or MoneyGram International that same day immediately after cashing it so that he can come for the pick up.So when you have the check, take it to to your bank and have it cashed immediately so as to fasten the transaction,like i promised earlier you will deduct the $ 70 i promised you. mail me ASAP so as to let me know i can trust you handle this with care and to confirm if the information on the check is correct.Thanks for your trust and understanding in this transaction. and also please send me the map quest to your location.
Thanks, I probably would have went through the deal.