26 Posts, 20 Replies
The scenario described in all of these postings just played out for me. "Lisa" responded to my CL post (via text) for a coffee table I'm trying to sell for $150. She said that the table would be picked up by a courier and eventually shipped to her daughter in Canada by way of Nevada where two dogs were going to get scooped up from a vet, and that she'd send me a cashier's check for $1687, most of which I'd remit to the courier to pay for the shipping service. You don't need more than an elementary school education to detect dozens of red flags in her story. Who's going to pay ~$1,500 to a courier to transport a 10 year old coffee table from the east coast clear across the country to Nevada and then up to God-knows-where in Canada? To say this strains credulity is a massive understatement. I googled the number and, voila, this page appeared first, at which point all very obvious suspicions were confirmed. I'm going to report this to the proper authorities.