I'm finally getting around to clearing out all of Tio Jr.'s baby stuff, and posted a couple ads on Craigslist. Within five minutes of posting the ad for his old crib, I get a text message asking if it is still available, so I answer in the affirmative, but with reservations about the California area code. I know we have several transplants in this area that keep their old phone numbers though, so I try to keep an open mind.
Anyhoo, about ten minutes later I get a series of texts:
This immediately raises red flags for me, so employing a little google-fu I find a page that discusses common Craigslist scams, and found this to fit the MO of one of the car scams listed.(1/3) I am Shane,just to let you know that am okay with the condition and price of the item, am ready for its purchase and my form of payment will be by sending
(2/3)you Check via FedEx,it will delivered to your doorstep Within 2 working days.I'll be responsible for the pick-up and the pick up money will be included in
(3/3)your payment to avoid delay and to enable pick up company to schedule an appropriate time for he pick-up at your location after the check has been
I am now planning my response. Suggestions welcome.