I had some fun a few weeks ago - I had a car for sale
and "they" wanted to send me the $$$$ via paypal and have "their driver" come pick it up. My payment was guaranteed by Paypal of course.
So I pointed out that since they obviously had the $$$$ available I'd happily proceed. Since they HAVE the $$$$ (to pay Paypal) - just give the $$$$ to your "driver" and when he, in turn, hands me the cash, I'll hand the car over. Cash only. No checks, no money orders, no drafts.
Funny - never heard from them again!
I wonder if maybe they weren't quite so eager to proceed after all?
I mean - the lady who wanted to buy it sight unseen could not be there in person because she was:
A) A blackjack dealer on a cruise ship
In hiding from her abusive husband
C) Out of the country tending to her sick mother
D) Attending a course in Easter Europe
E) Undergoing Chemotherapy for her breast cancer
F) Making arrangements for her daughter's funeral or wedding or.....