When you arrive, however, the buyer doesn't have cash.
Some versions of this scam also have an overpayment twist.
In these, the scammer "accidentally" overpays you for the item.
You check your email and, sure enough, you have what appears to be a message from Pay Pal confirming the transfer.
The scammer may even claim that the transfer is "invisible," and that's why you can't see it in your Pay Pal account.
By the time you figure out the Pay Pal transfer was a fake, the scammer is long gone.
Read more about selling on e Bay, including what to do when sellers don't pay.
You post a big-ticket item (vehicle, computer, furniture) for sale on Craigslist, e Bay or another online sales site.
An interested buyer contacts you and says that he or she wants to buy the item right away and arranges to meet for the exchange.
Of course, there is no such thing as an "invisible" transfer.