I recently put a rather expensive item up for sale on Craigslist for what I thought to be an inflated price (wasn't really looking to move the item quickly, just guage interest). To my surprise, I got about 15 emails within a day, from people "very interested" in the item. After a quick reply to all of them, nearly every single prospective buyer had the same story about how they wanted to buy it for a co-worker overseas and said they'd pay to have it shipped there. They all asked for my PayPal information and gave a little pitch about how safe and secure PayPal is. One buyer even had a little "Note" at the bottom of the email that made it seem like the email was coming from PayPal itself.
I understand that me selling this item through PayPal is pretty safe for me, as I can collect the amount of money before I ship the item... but is there anything else people can do with my PayPal info? Anyone else had this happen?
Any suggestions or stories about this would be greatly appreciated!