lucy24 - 11:05 pm on Aug 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
It doesn't have to be a hotbed for fraud. They only have to defraud you. This is obviously easier to achieve if you are in a different country at the opposite end of the planet from a vendor.
Mid five figures? Unless your ordinary products are in the upper six figures so the present purchase is peanuts, don't send anything until the check has cleared.