I don't put a whole lot of time and effort into paying attention to what the scammers out there are doing and how they're doing it, just that they exist and it's fairly easy to spot/ignore.
I recently posted an ad to craigslist for sale/trade of a laptop I just bought a couple months back and of course I receive the standard "Hi I am on business in UK but want the laptop for my nephew in Africa, can you send me your PayPal info and I will pay then you can ship there?" reply.
What is the scam here? Are they intending to try break into my PayPal account? Or just use some other poor persons stolen credit card info?
My guess would be the latter, the victim would deny the charge, I wouldn't get any money and (hopefully for the CC thief) I'd have sent the laptop seeing the payment come through. That about accurate?