The victim is instructed to cash the check and also transfer the money to the fraudster account.
Or, the prospective tenant may request you to make the flat ready to move in and arrange transport from the airport.
The most common fraud takes place using credit cards.
This is when the account numbers and PIN numbers are obtained when a transaction is done.
In response, auto sales websites often post warnings to buyers, for example, those on Craigslist which warn not to accept offers in which vehicles are shipped, where funds are paid using Western Union or wire, etcetera, requesting those postings to be flagged as abuse.