With the Internet we have been able to expand our business in Real Estate, as well as our garage sales. I had an experience with an individual who tried to perpetrate a fraud upon me. I advertised a china cabinet on the internet through craigslist and got a response.
First thing that caught my attention is the email address. The one that came from craigslist was different from the one they wanted me to communicate with.
The price of the item was $800.00 US for a China Cabinet. I receive an email that they are interested and they live out of state, they will Fedex the money for shipping and handling. With instructions to deposit the funds into my bank account and to notify them when this is done, ( My ad requested payment in the form of a U.S. Postal Money order or wire funds through western Union No other form of payment will be accepted.)