I think I am being scammed on an advertisement I placed **********.*I will copy and pas...

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I think I am being scammed on an advertisement I placed **********.*I will copy and paste the emails that were sent to me and I responded to below. I gave them my address and my texting number against my better judgment. Here are the emails I have received. Can you advise me?*I replied to an inquiry:*Yes it is still available. I will consider a reasonable offer.*A fellow just called me and wants to see it.*Thank you*Patty**They responded:*Thanks you for the response according to the description,am okay with*the price and the condition pasted on CL.I am ready to make instant*purchase.My mode of payment would be in CERTIFIED CHECK and i will*arrange for a local pick up as soon as you get the check, because that*is the only convenient means for me and due to my work frame i can not*be able to get there and i promise everything will go smoothly.I*really wish to be there to check out the item but i don't have chance*cause am very busy person (US MARINE )Concerning the pick up, i will*arrange for it after you receive the payment and it clears.Pls get*back to me with below info so that i can proceed with the payment*immediately if you are selling to me.**Full Name:*Street Address: Not P.O.BOX*City:*State:Postal Code:*Total amount for the item:*Phone Number: That i can send text**And as soon as this is provided,the payment will be overnight to you*and i will let you know when its mailed out. Thanks and i hope we*handle this in good faith while waiting to hear from you. i will add*an additional $** so that you can hold it for me till the check reach*you. God bless you**I replied:*Thank You for buying the kayak. The total price will be $****. I have had several email inquiries and a few phone calls but since you sound very serious, we will hold it for you. We do not need the $**. to hold it and we will include a paddle.*Patricia Jones****** Hickory Blvd.** D*Bonita Springs, Fl *******PS. What is your address? Can you have the person picking up the boat bring cash?**text number is Craig’s List as: ***-***-******They responded*Hello,** Thanks for your response and the information, i really*appreciate it for making me your favorite buyer., i will need your*honest and trust to end up this transaction..I will like to know if i*can trust you with my money because am sending you a check and the*payment will be made out immediately i heard from you. I will provide*the tracking * as soon as it as been sent out, "More so" I'm including*the shipper funds in the amount on the check because i don't have*time to comedown for a look of the items but as soon as the check is*cashed in your bank, you will deduct your own money for the item plus*extra $** for yourself for keeping the item for me and as running*around fee and you will get the remaining money to the shipper that*will come for the pick up for me and the Shipper is also picking some*other valuable goods (like household, furniture's and electronics*set.) at the same city of your location,to my new apartment. That is*why you need to help me and transfer the amount to the shipper*....Thanks for your mail and understanding once again, and i will be*get back to you with the tracking and the shipper info as soon as the*payment deliver to you.**Thanks.**Your payment will be mailed first thing in the morning . I will need*you to hold the item on my behalf for about *-* working days till the*payment arrives. Kindly get the post removed and get back to me asap.**Best Regard*What do I do here? I will not respond to their emails again.
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