I stupidly paid a member here (who is now banned) for a lens after he responded to my WTB ad. The seller became very sketchy after I sent him payment (stopped responding, kept pushing off tracking number update). So I googled his email address and user names and found he's running the same scam on multiple photo/video websites.
Fortunately I paid with a credit card through PayPal and didn't send payment as a gift. I've filed a claim, so I should be ok in the end. This is a warning post from someone else who was scammed by the same person I was, but on a different website:
Beware of this scam artist. He is trolling the camera/video user groups offering to sell non-existent equipment through Paypal.
He keeps the money and NEVER ships anything. Don't fall for his con game.
He was going by Bailey Sims when he contacted me here on POTN. Just a heads up for everyone here.