I have been scammed by this guy too, we'll almost, I think!!
I placed an ad in South Africa looking for a Dual Band mobile. I received an e-mail signed Tim Samaras WJ0G stating he has a nice IC207 for sale and to e-mail him if I'm interested which I duly did. We swapped e-mails and agreed on a price. I then googled WJ0G and was surprised to learn that Tim Samaras' key went silent less than a week ago.
When I questioned this he said he was a friend of Tim's and that he was actually W7UTE but was E-mailing from firstname.lastname@example.org
with the header Timothy m samaras.
I paid for the rig through Western Union but had a nagging feeling something was wrong. I googled W7UTE again and saw the warnings of a potential scammer using that call. I managed to put the WU payment on hold, hopefully I'll get a refund from the local agency.