Thanks guys. As far as this forum is concerned, the upside of all this is that it did instigate our posting new Seller Guidelines
which we'd been pondering for some time.
So, we're going to require posting personal phone numbers and certainly not SSN# on here, in the public forum. You can always request that or whatever you want as a part of the transaction.
Sorry about your failed transactions. As always, with any sale or transaction, "caveat emptor".
This forum has had hundreds of successful transactions, and there are as many trustworthy sellers who've come and gone through here. So, don't throw our the baby with the bathwater on these matters, and don't persecute the entire Buy Sell Trade section for several fraudsters.