Craigslist scam: If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t true

It finally happened: I advertised on Craigslist to sell a tow bar hitch, I got a generous reply and a check for $1,400 over asking price with instructions to keep an extra $50 and give the balance to the shipping company that would contact me.
Linda at Banner Bank and I got together and checked the company check that it was drawn on and the bank that supposedly had the account. The company and bank was in Massachusetts and both were happy we contacted them. Yes, it was a . . .