New African Scam
Had an e mail the other day, from some fella in west Africa, It was definitely form generated and it said somthing along the lines of I really want to but your Avon, where do I send the cashiers cheque to.
What happens is a cheque arrives which includes the shipping costs, you take cheque to bank, after three days the British banking system tells you it has cleared, you ship boat to Africa, a month later the cheques come back from Africa as a duffer. Aparently it takes that long.
Net result bank takes money back and boat is in Africa and you havepaid to send it there ...Nasty.
It would appear that the scammers have moved on from simple honest theft of the dead uncles oil millions