For the first time, I listed a couple of items for sale with ebay. I am fairly wise to scams normally, but I didn't realise how easy it could be.
At the end of the auction I received two emails: One from Canada telling me that the "buyer" was interested in the item for her father in law in Nigeria and giving me a postal address.
The other was from paypal_worldlink at usa.com telling me there was money waiting. All I had to do was post the item and provide details of the carrier and a tracking number.
After I had been to the post office, and posted the parcel, I noticed a spelling error in the email, from "paypal" and another, and in two emails the transaction number was wrong.
Fortunately the post office have held onto my parcel - so not this time ally_willy at yahoo.com
LESSON LEARNT - Stay within ebay for all transactions - even your first.