On the advice of Gav240Z I post this as a warning on scams coming through this forum.
As you can see from my first post I was looking to purchase a set of MK63 Sumitomo brake calipers.
a couple of days after my post I received an unsolicited email from a person named "Seitzxvx" purporting to be a member of this forum suggesting that I contact a person on the email firstname.lastname@example.org as he had some calipers for sale.
Talking to Gavin earlier today it would appear that the people involved have either no posts to the forum, or have only one post to the forum. Their IP addresses are based in the United States,. Los Angeles in particular not Queensland as I was led to believe. So there is every chance that Seitzxvx was just lurking in the background waiting for some unsuspecting person like me to come along and be the victim of a scam.
I duly contacted the third person and it was confirmed that he had some calipers for sale. I transferred payment and it would seem that the whole thing was an elaborate set up from the start. We paid him by Paypal, which wanted to convert $Aud to $US, it went through and then the payment was refunded for some reason. I asked my daughter to resend the payment only to find the the payment wouldn't go through the second time, so I elected to do the payment by International bank transfer. My stupidity. I probably should have twigged when Paypal wanted to convert the payment to $US.
So please be warned that there are some scumbags out there using legitimate forums and the like to fleece the unwary.
So this is the guy that was the recipient of the payment
I will report this to both my bank and to Scamwatch but I doubt that I will ever see either the brake calipers or my $$$ back