Certified check question
Background: He posted a set of tires and rims on Craigslist. We live in Texas; someone from California called him and wanted to send a certified check for the tires and rims. Supposedly once we cashed the check, he'd send a truck from his trucking company to pick up the merchandise. At the time, my husband was already waiting on another local guy who had expressed interest, and the local guy ended up buying the tires and rims.
My husband got a text from the California guy that he'd sent a certified check for the tires/rims, so my husband told him they were already sold. The California guy said that he couldn't get the money back from the certified check if we just sent it back to him, so he wanted us to cash the check and refund the money to him.
I think this sounds like a scam. My husband thinks certified checks are guaranteed so it's safe. What do y'all think?
ETA: Y'all think it's a scam, too. Thanks for the feedback! We won't be cashing the check.