The Storque always has some great articles about etsy for sellers. One that was sent to me in an email telling me that fake profile has been deleted, is about the specific scam that was attempted with me.
“This works because the check or money order (typically from an overseas bank) is a forgery. Your bank will allow you to deposit it, and then by the time the bank realizes it is a forgery, you have already sent back the over-payment to the scammer. Once the forgery is detected your bank will hold you liable for the amount, and now that the con artist has their money, you will not hear from them again.” Click here to read more.
Happy selling etsyers, and be careful out there! It’s a wild, wild, web!