So now I get yet another solicitation – this time, not through my website, but Etsy.com. I have a previous post on the first scam. The email:
I am interested in the immediate purchase of your item and will be make payment via cashier check/money order, my private shipping company will handle the shipping by picking up the item from you, but before payment will be made i need to be sure of who i am dealing with if you are going to be honest and sincere throughout the transaction.
A certified cashiers check is cash-able the same day,there is going to be an excess fund on the check ,the excess fund is meant for the private shipping company who will come to your place for pick up of the item, so shipping is not a problem, will you be able to transfer the excess fund to the shipping company the same day you receive the check? check would be sent to you so when you get payment you can easily cash it at any cashing point near you or deposit in your bank. You’ll be sending excess fund to my shipper which would be meant for shipping arrangement. if you agree, signify your interest by forwarding to me your Final Asking Price, Full Name & Contact Address and Tel # also i will want you to email to my private email address firstname.lastname@example.org because i had some bad network with my acct in Etsy.com, So plz kindly email me to my email address I await your response soonest.
Best and kind regards.”
• No mention of the exact item wanted.
• A willingness to overpay.
• The use of bad English
• “My private shipping company” – yeah, everyone has one.
I’m thisclose to swearing on the forum, but won’t.
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