Dealings with a Craigslist (likely) scammer

I posted a “For Sale” ad on Craigslist yesterday. Within the hour, I got a text from a certain “Morgan Lanson”. Following is our exchange via text and email.

Hi seller, I was wondering if your Motorcycle is still for sale? If it is, could you please reply me via MorganlanXXX@gmail.com [full email address redacted] with your final asking price as fast as humanly possible.

yes it is, what is your offer?

[No reply to my text. I email “Morgan”.]

What is your offer?

Thanks so much for getting back to me i will like you to kindly get back to me with your location address and your final asking price asap so i can quickly make you an offer and get proceed okay.

Make an offer

Get back to me with your price and i will make an offer.

$3000 as per the ad, or best offer

Thanks for mailing back, i will like to offer you $3,100 for the motorcycle. I am indeed very motivated to purchase from you and also i may not be able to come down to you to check the motorcycle due to some vital reasons and for the nature of my work, additionally you will not be responsible for the shipping arrangement and the shipping fee only if you are ready to dispense the motorcycle. Am gonna contact a shipping company and make an arrangement on that. I will process the payment to you now via PayPal the fast and easy way to pay and get paid online, safe and secure for both of us. Once my money is through into your PayPal account and you cash it out, my Courier Agent will contact you in-order to handle the pick-up and delivery at any location of your choice to My Place. Kindly get back to me now your PayPal details(name and email address), If you don’t have a PayPal account you can easily set up asap just log on to www.paypal.com and sign up as its very easy/fast and please i will like you to get back to me with more pics of the motorcycle.

[I smell a scam and react accordingly.]

The price is now $6000, cash only. Let me know if you’re still interested.

Thanks for mailing back, i will like to offer you $6,100 for the motorcycle. I am indeed very motivated to purchase from you and also i may not be able to come down to you to check the motorcycle due to some vital reasons and for the nature of my work, additionally you will not be responsible for the shipping arrangement and the shipping fee only if you are ready to dispense the motorcycle. Am gonna contact a shipping company and make an arrangement on that. I will process the payment to you now via PayPal the fast and easy way to pay and get paid online, safe and secure for both of us. Once my money is through into your PayPal account and you cash it out, my Courier Agent will contact you in-order to handle the pick-up and delivery at any location of your choice to My Place. Kindly get back to me now your PayPal details(name and email address), If you don’t have a PayPal account you can easily set up asap just log on to www.paypal.com and sign up as its very easy/fast and please i will like you to get back to me with more pics of the motorcycle.

The price is now $15,000. Cash only, payable in $2 bills.

[No further reply from “Morgan Lanson”.]