Thanks to Google I learned of this scam in response to a printer we’re selling on Craig’s List.
The e-mail I got:
From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: New Canon PIXMA MX700 Office All-In-One Printer - $120 (Chelsea)
Date: April 24, 2009 11:27:16 AM EDT
To: [email protected]
Good to read from you and i believe we can continue on this
transaction because i don't like to beat around the bush and am not
here for games, I am buying this Item for my Spouse located Oversea
and i will be responsible for the shipping and handling cost, let me
know how much it will cost you to ship and All you have to do now is
to send me a money request for the total amount via paypal for me to
confirm if your account is still active or not or you get back to me
with your paypal registered email account as for me to remit the
payment. Please get back to me as soon as possible if you are still
interested to further with this transaction.and i will like if you can
ship the item through Unites State Poster Service International
Express Mail (EMS).... I will be looking forward to read from you.
I should have e-mailed back something creative, but I sent them a link to the article I found. Maybe they’ll have to vary the copy a little now.