Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
OK, this is getting boring but...
This happened to a very good friend of mine a couple of years ago, before it was well known that this was a scam.
He got a cashiers check for $8,000 for a $5,000 car. He, being the trusting soul he is, wired back the $3,000.
It took about two weeks for the counterfeit check to bounce around the banking system. Since the numbers on the bottom are phony, it takes about that long before your bank finds out there is no such bank that issued the check.
Needless to say, my friend lost $3,000.
Personally, I'd tell them OK, I'll do it. Then I'd wait for the check to come in with the instructions of where the refund is supposed to go. Then I'd turn all the info over to the FBI. I'm sure they'd love to have a shiny new counterfeit cashiers check.
You asked the right people before doing something that sounded odd. Look how many of us knew right away what this was about.
2005 BMW K1200LT (got it in July 2007)
2002 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R (parked next to the LT)
1982 Suzuki GS-750EZ (paid $500
for it in 1985, sold it for $450 in 2000)
1978 Honda CB-500F (sold in 1980)
1976 Honda CB-400F (drowned to
death in the blizzard of 1978 in Boston)