Certified bank check scam?

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Posted: Nov 8, 2019 at 8:04 Quote
Hello,
I was recently contacted about a bike that I have for sale. First the guy contacted me by text asking me to e-mail him my selling price. Weird. It's in the ad, duh. I e-mailed him and then received this very fishy reply:

bigquotesHello,

Thank you for your response . Sorry for the delayed response. I am
satisfied with the asking price. I am willing to make a payment to
purchase it . The payment will be made out in a certified bank check,
when you receive the check you would have to have it cashed at your
bank and when the money has reflected in your account. my shipper will
then arrange to come and collect the goods from you . could you kindly
provide me with the following information so the payment can be sent out.

Full Name:. Full Address:. Cell Mobile Number:.

Thank you so much look forward to doing business with you.
Kind regards

It seems like a totally generic e-mail scam. I'm not gonna go ahead with the transaction (I replied "cash only") but I'm still curious what you guys think. How would the rest of the transaction go down? I'm pretty sure that the check would eventually bounce and be similar to the scam described here:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/09/anatomy-fake-check-scam
But he claims that it would be a certified bank check. Wouldn't that be safer? How could he still pull off the scam?

Posted: Nov 8, 2019 at 20:35 Quote
They send the check and have a shipping service pickup before it bounces.

Just send them the address for your local police station. Tell em your name is Johnny Law

Posted: Nov 8, 2019 at 23:23 Quote
eshew wrote:
They send the check and have a shipping service pickup before it bounces.

Just send them the address for your local police station. Tell em your name is Johnny Law


^^^^^ This. It's a really old scam.

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