Re: re: How bad of a scam is this (or is it?)
Originally Posted by Solatil
I think him asking you to take the ad down is no big deal, he probably just wants to make sure you don't sell to anyone else.
About money order scams, ask for a postal service money order not one issued by a bank. US Postal Service money orders are regarded as the most difficult to counterfeit. If you cash it at the post office they will check the authenticity on the spot, don't cash it anywhere else. If it's fake, you are not held liable to pay anyone.
And asking for name and address is pretty standard stuff. My brother sells photography equipment on craigslist and he says he gets emails like that. But still, better safe than sorry.
Postal money orders are a pretty safe bet.