Here are two excerpts from yesterday:
Am interested in some of your products, do you ship to Switzerland and accept US issued credit card as payment?, you will contact my shipper who handles all of my shipment, they pick up the items at your location and deliver directly to my store doorstep without hassle.
l want to know if you ship to Sweden and Accept Credit Card Issued in USA as Payment Method,Concerning the shipping l have a freight company that you will contact regarding shipping ,They can get the items picked up from your location and deliver directly to the final destination without any hassle.
These are bad actors people. They won't go through PayPal and beware of PayPal scams too. They get their money for an exorbitant "safe & convenient" shipping scam, convoluted wire transfers and other BS. Once the product leaves your door, one way or the other you will be left holding the bag and the email trail will go dead. Do an online search and you will find countless stories like this. They like to target small and mid-size businesses.
If you get these fishing emails you can always contact the FBI internet Crime complaint center at http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx or your local FBI field office.
I've sold to lovely customers overseas through my Etsy site. I've also bought products from overseas purveyors myself. Just be careful people. If red flags go up, there is probably good reason.