It has come to our attention that there is a fraudulent situation involving craigslist.
A distant person offers a craigslist seller a genuine-looking (but fake) Pampillonia check ending in XXXXXX5243 to buy an item, or rent an apartment, sight unseen.
The value of the check often far exceeds the item – scammer offers to “trust” you, and asks you to wire the balance via money transfer service
Banks will often cash these fake checks AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE WHEN THE CHECK FAILS TO CLEAR, including criminal prosecution in some cases!
scam often involves a 3rd party (shipping agent, business associate owing buyer money, etc)
Please contact law enforcement if you are a victim of this scam