'E' KNEECAP THEM..........LOL - NICE - BUT HOW
The first line .... would like to make the purchase or similar? Crap english, biggest clue! Never do anything like arrange shipping for buyers - and the term 'shipping' is foreign. The realistic changes of selling anything to someone abroad are so bloody slim you can tell them where to get off and not jeopardise any sale.
Anyone that talks about payment without seeing what you're selling? c'mon, it stinks of farce.
You guys are lucky so far, and yes it should be stopped. But it's like the phishing scams nobody can stop. Its down to us as always, as no bank accepts any liability and then some tosser soon enough if not already will sell insurance for it, that never pays out and we get shafted by that too.
If you haven't seen the buyer, by the time you're negotiating, then it's usually a wind up or fraud.
Only take cash. If you don't trust it, go to the bank with the buyer and get him/her to hand it over the counter for checking. Cheques and drafts can be reported stolen and stopped, credit cards bounced including through paypal!! months later!! Bank transfer is safer from funds already in place. Difficult to trust anyone isn't it. Cash is the only money that can be checked instantly. And when you pay it in the frigging bank asks where you got it, and if you dare take it out they want to know what for!