last week an add came up on Cycletrader for a 2006 Ducati Paul Smart with only 3 miles. Only modification were the full side fairings. The bike was located in Severna Park, Maryland
the seller was replying to emails and text messages and provided requested pictures as well as banking info and a signed bill of sale. It all went south when I asked the seller to show the bike to someone I knew in the area. That person is @StraDuc
who reached out and offered to help.
The seller (John Felipe Guerrero) refused to show the bike without at least a 50% payment to the provided account. He also refused PayPal and refused to meet @StraDuc
at a branch to collect cash as a deposit.
The listing on Cycletrader was promptly removed when I communicated to the seller I will report the "owner" to the local Police of an attempt of a scam.
Please be aware, I have a feeling this bike will pop-up again or a deal similar to it.
The great part in this all is, that @StraDuc
offered to help and I now met another solid Ducati Sport Classic owner and a Ducati enthusiast. Thank you again @StraDuc
to all others, please consider the above and ask for help. you may meet a nice person with a similar hobby