The scams are not so simple at the other end. The person trying to scam you is likely being scammed him self. I had a client who fully believes he has earned a huge amount of money by receiving payments on behalf of a 'business' he works for. He deposits these payments into a UBA* debit card account. The 'business' provided him with the card and has access to the account. Here is the sad part. This guy is on SSI disability and he pays for the privilege of working for this 'business'. He pays for "leads" amd "mailing lists". He even pays for the privilege of priority in receiving "leads". Every time he tries to withdraw money from 'his' account, he is told he is behind on his account management fee. Somehow he can never quite catch up. It's impossible to investigate because the scammers have him convinced that anyone wanting to know about his job is either competition or someone trying to scam him. I would not be surprised if there are not thousands just like him. The easiest way to protect yourself is to verify the sellers address in the FCC database and only send money to that address. If he says he has moved...wait for him to change his FCC address. Otherwise, apply the usual discretion. Ham radio is not without it's share of flakes. 73, -Bob ah7i/w4 *UBA card. Image is a random google find. Other than name, number, and date it's the same card my client has.