Some of the People All of the Time

From the Brookline Police Blog, via the blog at our local paper:

Victim states she sold a futon on Craig list for $250 and received a check from the buyer. Upon reviewing the check, she saw that it was made out for more money than she asked for. She contacted the buyer who instructed her to deposit the check into her account and return $3000 in cash via money gram, which she did. She was notified later that the check the buyer had given her had bounced.
No amount of governement laws and regulation will ever eliminate this sort of thing. There will always be someone this naive. $3000!?!? Live and learn I guess.