A freind of mine builds and sells high end performance boats in Fla. He got contacted from a guy in Nigeria ( where else ?) on a 50k boat. Scammer said he'd buy the boat, was going to send Randy a check for over the amount asked on boat, asked Randy to deposit the check, and send the balance of cash back to the scammer via money order, then scamer would use that money for his flight, shipping, motel, etc, etc....
Randy ( who knew this was a scam),,took out 30k ( that was the amount of the overage with the check),,of cash from his bank, spread the cash out on a table, took a picture of cash, emialed it to the scammer, saying that the check was deposited, cash balance in hand, said for scammer to come on over and get his new boat and cash, or the deal was off. Long story short, the scammer flew to US, Randy picked him up, escorted the scammer right to his house where the Feds were waiting...... scammer went to the Federal Pen.
The check was a stolen company check, interstate fraud, and a host of Florida laws were broken..
I'd loved to have seen that unfold.