I received a message from the same number in regards to my craigslist ad. The original message looks as if it might have been triggered by a bot - it merely echoed the title of my ad and the cost.
When i replied asking if they were interested the response contained poorly written english. The person said that they were at work, and I quote: "am at work right now on sea, am an oceanography am willing to pay your asking price".... the message continued that they were willing to pay via check and that they would add $50 for me to hold the item while they arranged pickup.
1. i posted only in indiana, not california which is the 424 area code of the number in question
2. i didn't ask their occupation
Everything felt wrong to me so I added the number to my block list.