So I listed my roof rack on Craigslist the other day and that evening got an email through Craigslist from someone asking if it was still available, I replied that it was. Next day I get another email from "Mrs Elizabeth Benson" talking about how shes looking for a rack for her sons birthday (her son supposedly lives in my area) but that she was out of town so couldn't come to look at it but wanted to buy it. She said she wanted to send me a check and have someone (I assumed her son) come and pick it up. In any case I got this email at work and wanting to sell it I sent her my name and address and told her once the check cleared in two weeks she could have it picked up.
After thinking about it a bit I thought it all sounded a little too weird so google her name, Liz Benson along with "scams" and found basically duplicate emails ect.from similar Craigslist scams run by someone using the same name (fake I assume).
So I get another email from her saying shes sent the check via FedEx overnight but her secretary screwed up and sent the moving fees along with the 500 for the rack and that she hopes she can trust me with the extra funds until I can get it back to her.
So basically there is a fake check in the mail to me right now and I assume shes going to try to get me to wire or money gram her back the extra money.
I'm hoping she sends me some kind of information about how to get the money back to her then I have her info along with the forged check.. question is what to do with them.. will the cops do anything? I kind of doubt it I found atleast 15 different people online who had the same scam run on them with someone using the same name and email address.
Sorry that got kinda long.. any ideas?