So classic story, I have a 2 year old with a daughter on the way, so I haven't ridden my motorcycle more than a handful of times in the last 2.5 years. I'm ready to let it go if I can find anyone who will take it off my hands. Besides safety concerns, I will be glad to see an end to insurance and registration fees. I put it on CL last week. I didn't even include very good photos with the original post because it's been sitting in the garage collecting dust, and I haven't had a chance to give it a good bath. I just wanted to gauge interest, and maybe it would be just what someone is looking for. I got someone emailing me who sounded genuinely interested, asking about the history, known issues, etc. I tell him what I can, but I did buy it used, so I point out that if he wants anything more we can pull a history with using the VIN number. I got an email from him this morning suggesting that I run the VIN search and send him the history. This is where it gets a little more interesting, he suggests a specific website he prefers to use, saying that he believes they provide the most accurate information. If the report is clear, he wants to proceed, and will reimburse me the cost of the VIN history along with my asking price for the bike. In the mean time, I can feel free to show the bike to any other interested buyers as he doesn't want to be a hindrance on my sale. I thought this sounded legitimate and fair. Just sounds like an honest person, and we've been emailing each other back and forth for a number of days. I click the link, and the website looks pretty legitimate. The fee to run a search is $25, not excessive and presumably this guy would pay me back. Just out of curiosity, I start doing some googling. Something seemed a little bit off, although I can't put my finger on it. After 5 minutes searching, I learned that VIN report scams are a thing. Apparently they are used to collect both fees and personal information from unsuspecting sellers. After you pay, the buyer evaporates into thin air and you never hear back fro them. It also turns out this website he suggested I use because he trusts it so much is only about 2 months old, not an NMVTIS-approved provider (I didn't know this was a thing), hosted overseas, and costs 2x-10x more than most approval providers. This is enough of a margin they could still buy a legitimate report, send it to you, and make money, so you couldn't blame the website for any wrongdoing. Anyway, on the off chance there was a legitimate misunderstanding, I offered to buy a report from NMVTIS-approved provider and send it to him, but not using an unapproved site like the one he proposed. I also pointed out that he hasn't yet seen or ridden the bike and only has my word to go on about condition, etc. He hasn't even asked for more pictures (remember, I just included some poor ones on the original post). I doubt I'll ever hear back from him. In retrospect, I think I had let the guy's honest sounding nature start to get the best of me and began to overlook things that would have been red flags if this had been requested of me in the first or second email he send. Dodging a $25 bullet might not be much in the long run, but it's something. BTW, the website he proposed was globalvin.com. I'm sure it will disappear and get cloned to another domain as soon as it stops working for them. Now that I am finally reading the language elsewhere on the website besides the front page, It's clear there might have been a bit of a language barrier by the author.