Now that more people are aware that those e-mails from former high-ranking officials of the Nigerian government were hoaxes, the scammers have turned their attention to another scheme: fraudulent purchases of big-ticket items, like automobiles. The “buyer” sends a check to the unsuspecting seller, who then wires “transportation fees” to the seller — only to find the check is counterfeit. LawMeme discusses the new scam, with a link to a support group started by victims of the hoax.