I was recently messaged over a website of an online marketplace regarding an advertisement of an item I was selling, whereupon the "buyer" asked me to contact them over an email they provided.
After messaging that email, the reply I received was from a different email (spelled very similarly) e.g. emailed
FakeName945@gmail.com to get a reply from
FakeName954@gmail.com (actual emails have been changed). I did not notice this at first until the body of the email made me suspicious of a scam.
Why would the scammer not reply with the same email?
I had considered that the email may serve as a "listening" address, and correspondence was delegated to individual scammers. If this where the case, why not just ask me to contact the email they would have replied with, in the first place?
I had also considered that this may be to filter more scam aware people, but wondering if there was more to it.