I live in Croatia and my family breeds dogs. When we have puppies we list them for sale on a Croatian website similar to eBay. Every once in a while for the past year or two we get a message from a US based phone number wanting to buy our puppies.
The story is almost always the same, they live in USA, our price is great, they want to buy usually 2-3 puppies but they can't come to pick them up. They will transfer the money to us via Paypal (or Western Union or something similar) and arrange for a shipping company to come pick up the dogs and they'll arrange everything else for a shipping company to deliver the dogs to them in the USA.
Now, I would never agree to something like this, I'm not stupid. I understand they would probably transfer the money and get a refund really soon. But I'm curious how this scam would work. Are the scammers actually in Croatia (or somewhere close) pretending to be somewhere else and not able to come, and after I agree they would send someone (or come themselves pretending to be from a shipping company) to get the puppies from us or what?