Jaysus, I don't believe this. I had an email from email@example.com
Is your Item still available for sale and do you accept PayPal?Kindly get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So I replied and got the following reply:
Good to hear that the item is still available...Are you the real owner?What is the present condition?Can you send me some pictures?How much is the final asking price?Do you have PayPal ID which payment can be make to?Where is the exact location for the pick up? I will be looking forward to read from you asap.
This evening I got another email:
Thank you for getting back to me,I will be very glad if you consider the item sold to me...I'm an honest and straight forward person and always want to be treat the same way, are your sure of the item condition? I am buying this item as a Birthday present and presently i am at sea right now,I am paying through PayPal and you can put the PayPal charges on me, i don't have access to my bank account online,but i have it attached to my PayPal account,and this is why am using PayPal to pay,all i will need is your PayPal email or PayPal invoice to make the payments and also i want you to know that i will be handling the pick up of the item since i have a private pickup agent that will come for the pickup of the item after payments has been sorted and will also handle the paper works.I will contact the pick up agent with your location once payment is made So that i can know how much it will cost me for the pick up,payment will be make to you as soon as you get back to me with your PayPal email address and phone number, I will be looking forward to hear.
And then finally:
what is your paypal email for payment
I can't believe I let myself be taken in like this. The collection and offer to pay paypal charges made me let my guard down. I really should've checked on here first.
I've removed my email from my paypal account and changed my password, so hopefully I'll be ok.
I feel like a complete clampett.