Since my last post about con-artist Noriko Ike, I have gotten several messages about how exactly his scheme works. My understanding is that Ike and his gang send the $155,000 downpayment instead of the $5,000 earnest money. Then they ask for a check back for the difference. Of course, the 155K check is bogus, so they try and get you to give them the difference before it bounces. It must work sometime if they keep trying. All I know is that they won't be ripping off me or anyone who reads this for a cool $150,000. At least not without a gun!