For grins, I emailed a guy that also had a picture of his car, said it was in NY. When it came down to it, the guy said the only way he'd accept payment was through this particular Escrow service. I couldn't just come drive and pick up the car. That wa s a big red flag, probably his fake escrow company, if it even is an Escrow company at all, just a scam to separate you from your money.
Most of the time, these people are really in Nigeria. It's all about fake identities, fooling you, and getting your cash, whether small or large amount. Always a new angle with these cons.
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