In the past there have been discussions about sellers being approached by potential buyers from overseas and offering to use an "agent" to conclude the purchase. I read these stories with detached interest as they're the sort that "happen to other people". Yesterday a mate of mine got an email, purportedly from someone in the UK expressing an interest in his Harley that he has for sale. He told me about it and said that not only did it sound suss, but it stank to high heaven. I told him about what I read and that if he were to follow it up that he'd lose his Harley. Unfortunately he used his work email address as a contact point. So, leading these scam artists on is not an option, unfortunately. But I did say that on the off-chance that it's a legitimate enquiry, to arrange to meet the agent at a local bike shop and that any transactions be done such that the full purchase price is sitting safely in his account before he releases the bike. I think that he'll let it slide.