Quoted from packie1:
After I posted about that KiSS, you will see that GAP replied that he had one back in the day. Being more curious, I did a quick search on Pinside and found GAP's post about his game. While looking at the pics...lo and behold there was the same pic of the boards from the CL ad that I saw earlier. I wish I would have put 2 and 2 together and saved Simplykind the 50 bucks and the gas.
Sadly, stealing images for fake ads is becoming more and more common. Always do a reverse image search. You may not find a match even if the ad is fake, but often you will. Scammers have a tendency to just grab images directly from older posts and ads. We recently had a Pinsider that got taken for nearly $9k. The scammer took the image of the box directly from an old Pinside ad. All they did was photoshop the name of the game and the serial number.
I urge everyone to use extreme caution when sending anyone money. If you feel like you need to put down a deposit, try to fund it with a credit card if possible. That way the bank will at least have your back if it turns out to be a scam. I also highly recommend that you talk to the person on the phone BEFORE you send them any money. If they won't talk on the phone and insist on texts or email, then I'd be highly suspect. Most importantly, always go with your gut. If the deal seems too good to be true, there's a good chance that it is.