I'm worried about scams/fraud- especially dealing with people on Craigslist. Is this a scam? Here is the are the emails regarding a $2000 item I am selling on Craigslist: Buyer from Craigslist: I will make the payment as soon as you provide me with your paypal account email i only need your paypal account email to proceed with payment as for pick up i will get a mover that will be coming to pick up as soon as you have the full payment please email me as soon as you have the paypal info Me (seller on Craigslist): While I understand that this is a large amount of money , I have been a victim of fraud on craigslist . I received a fake money order which my bank cashed. The person received the item before the bank realized it was a fake. Is there any way cash is possible? Buyer on Craigslist: Hello My name Is Kenny, i will love to make an instant purchase have seen the picture and am okey with it the price , please do withdraw the advert from the site.I don't mind adding an extra 50 dollars for you to take the advert down from the site so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the item , I really appreciate it, i am an oceanographer and, i am on sea at the moment, i am buying the it for my dad , i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about it until its delivered to him, i can only pay through paypal or i can ask my friend to send you a cashier check as i dont have access to my bank account online as i dont have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal or cashier check also paypal is the best way to do business online if you dont have one you can check online paypal to set up account. Kindly get back to me with your paypal details and your last asking price so, we can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been credited to your account.i will get a mover to come down and pick... I will be looking forward hearing back from you.. Greetings
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Hello. I have used paypal before with no problem. I am selling an expensive item on Craigslist. A person emailed me and said they are out of the country but want to purchase the item and will pick it up when they return. I was scammed on Craigslist once. The person sent a fake money order. Then took the item. By the time the bank realized that money order was fake it was too late. Is there anyway someone could scam you on paypal?
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