So my co-worker decides to sell his Kawasaki Voyager. He puts an ad on Craigslist.com and advertises it locally- 50 mile radius, something like that.
Not too long later, he gets an email from Norway from a woman saying she wants to buy it, will send him a cashiers check plus some extra to ship the bike to Norway. Rob is telling me this story and I'm thinking, man, this sounds like a scam. Plausible, maybe. So he decides to move forward anyway.
Lo & behold, today a cashier's check arrives for $4800. He's selling the bike for $2800- the extra $2000 is suppose to be for his trouble of finding a shipper plus the cost. I looked at the cashiers check - it looked real as can be & was a US Bank cashiers check. You simply couldn't tell.
So he takes it over to the local US Bank and sure enough it's a fake.