DO NOT do business with anyone who offers to send you payment for a higher amount than your selling price with the understanding that you'll send back the balance.
Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of a "client" or another "customer".
Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be from Nigeria or West Africa
If you agree to accept a check payment, then do not send anything, gear or "change" before the check cleared. And be careful, if you manage to clear a fraudulent check then you may be liable for the damages if the bank finds out later. Make sure your bank authenticates the check.
If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is.
He tried to get me as well. My last e-mail to him...
No..they said the check is a forgery sent to me from some fucking loser trying to rip me off. Sound like anyone you know? I've known all along you were a fucking con man. I just wanted to see how much time and money I could make your sorry ass spend wasting it on me. FUCK OFF ASSHOLE
Yeah, This guy is a total puke. I tried to deposit his check and it actually cleared for 1 day then the bank rejected it. Oh well, didn't cost me any money. That loser actually spent a few bucks on USPS priority mail tho. Funny, how the hell is this idiot making anything?