I advertised a harp for sale on Harp Column and was approached by this scam as a reply to the ad (the text is from a boat sale website, but it is essentially identical to the one I received)
THANKS FOR THE MAIL U SENT TO ME…I WANT U TO KNOW THAT
THE PRICE IS OKAY BY ME AND AS FOR THE SHIPPING THAT ‘LL NOT BE A
PROBLEM ..I HAVE CONTACTED A SHIPPING COMPANY THAT WILL HANDLE THE
SHIPPING…SO THAT ‘LL NOT BE A PROBLEM….
AS FOR THE PAYMENT I’LL BE PAYING WITH A CHECK WHICH ‘LL BE CASHED
EASILY…I WANT U TO KNOW THAT I’LL BE ADDING THE SHIPPING PAYMENT TO
THE CHECK THAT ‘LL BE SENT TO YOU…IN WHICH U ‘LL DEDUCT UR $700 AND
SEND THE REMAINING BALANCE TO THE SHIPPING COMPANY THAT ‘LL BE COMING
FOR THE PICK UP AT UR PLACE…TO SEND IT OUT I’LL NEED UR FULL NAME AND
ADDRESS WHERE THE CHECK ‘ LL BE SENT TO AND PROBABLY UR PHONE #….MINE
IS 516-396-1284…DO SEND THE INFO TO ME ASAP….
HOPING TO HEAR FROM U SOONEST..
This guy apparently tries to run this scam on people selling high priced items.