On Sunday night (Nov 9th), my wife received a call from a TTY (Hearing-impaired operator network) operator concerning a want-ad we had in local paper about some furniture we wanted to sell. The caller requested (through the operator) pics of the furniture via email. They requested "immediate" email of this stuff. I sent it out.
This morning, we received this email:
Hi Michael & Tina Holowchik,
Thanks for your e-mail, I'm located in Miami, Florida, but i want the FURNITURE transported to my residence in the united kingdom where i have my project located.
I have a private shipping agency, I will instruct them to come over to your location to pick up the FURNITURE and they will be responsible for the transportation from your location to the united kingdom. Also, i want to let u know that i will instructing a client of mine to issue payment for the FURNITURE with a cashier or money order check, and the check will exceed the asking price for the FURNITURE. So, the exceeding funds will be transfered to the shipping agency for the shipping arrangements.
I will be needing the following details for the payments to be issued for the FURNITURE.
(1) Full Name
(2) Mailing address, no p.o.box please
(3) Your direct telephone numbers
(4) Acceptance of my offer
(5)The last selling price
Once you get back to me with all the above, the Money Order will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you .
I will add extra $50 for you to reserve the FURNITURE for me.
My regards to you and your family, thanks and be safe.
Obviously, a scam attempt! Figured you may want to know.