Exactly. Checks and money orders can initially clear, then come back to bite you on the ass. On top of that, he wants you to ship it to a temporary drop site(his “friend’s house”) instead of his own address. If something goes wrong, you will find out his “friend” either lives in an abandoned house or a mailbox company.
Wow. It finally happened. Scammers have either developed language skills that are on par with the stuff you’d typically see on the internet, or the language skills of people on the internet have finally devolved to those of your typical scammers.
I don’t know why I didn’t think to Google the text of the message ( :smack: ). I guess even my cynicism has its limits.
And that’s why I know to turn to you all for help. Thanks, everyone.
Well, it could be a scam, esp. with zero feedback, but I just did this very thing for someone and I know I wasn’t scamming the seller.
I bought something, paid for it from my own US PayPal account, and asked the seller to ship it directly to my friend in the UK. She very kindly gave me an estimate and then once she was ready to actually ship, told me that her estimate had been a tad high and the real cost was X. And she shipped it and it got there fine. I was really glad she could ship directly to my UK friend rather than insist on shipping it to me (and charging) and then my friend would have to pay that shipping plus the cost of getting it over to her.