Dont Get Sucked In The following is based on a true story. A friend was trying to sell a sofa online. One interested party made some unusual requests which, it seems to me, were part of some weird money-laundering scheme.Who buys a used sofa in New Jersey and ships it to the Netherlands? In all likelihood the cashiers check is a fake. My friend went with another offer, as should you if you get an odd request like this.
Scrubbed of some of the personal information (but not of typos), here is the key message: I will be able to Use a private shipping company for the pickup of the item Okay? The Cahsiers Check / Payment will be issued today and will be mailed out asap but I would like to include an extra money on the cashiers check.The extra money is for my son to pay for his school fees at the [removed by editor] University in Netherland but I am not holding cash right now but cashiers check.I would appreciate your effort and concern if you could cash the check and send him money via Western Union after you have deducted the funds for the sales of your item + an extra $40 for your time and effort in sending him money Okay?...Kindly send your name and address for mailing the payment Okay? Upon recieving your response,I shall have the payment sent out.