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Craigslist Scam???

Here is the scenario:

Coronado 25 for sale.
Buyer and seller meet. Buyer and seller agree on sale/trade and buyer gives $500 cash to seller as deposit in 5, $100 bills. In the same Wells Fargo envelope was another 7 $100 bills which the buyer kept, to be used later.

2 days later, seller claims $100 was fake. The bill was confiscated by bank and sent to Secret Service to investigate.

4 days later, seller claims another $100 was fake. They used to purchase another item on Craigslist, and that seller red flagged it.

Buyer had remaining 7 bills checked at bank and all were verified authentic.

Is the seller somehow running a scam? They have volunteered to visit a bank and get the 2nd flagged $100 checked with the buyer. Impression of seller is that they are just a regular family. Not mustache twirling villains.

The original bank says there is 0% chance they gave out fake $100 bills.

Now what? Seller would continue transaction, but buyer needs to pony up an additional $200 to cover the "fakes."

Fairwinds, Ryan
s/v Miss Marisol
1978 Watkins 27

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