Just over a month a go our company received an email requesting prices for 2000 units of 3 different items which came to just under £1k. Once given the prices the 'customer' said they would like to pay by cheque. I was suspicious by this point as the 3 items they had requested were in the same place on the same page of our website so suspecting a bounced/fake cheque scam told them that they would need to pay by bank transfer.
Now for the past month we've received regular emails asking if the money has been received yet (it hasn't). I've tried asking if the payment is coming from a UK bank to try and get more information but had my queries ignored.
I'm almost certain there's something dodgy going on here, possibly an overpayment scam but while I understand how this works with fake cheques I can't see how it would work with a bank transfer and I've not heard of scammers being willing to switch payment method like this before.
It's getting on my nerves now but we can't exactly tell the 'customer' to shove it on the off chance that they are legit.
Anyone know what the scam might be?