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  • So,

    Long'ish story short.

    A few weeks ago I bought a frame I saw on eBay. I contacted the seller (seems legit, trades in bike stuff a bit) and ended agreeing a PayPal buy away from eBay (price was about right, not cheap, not expensive as in only a few hundred quid) as I wanted the frame only and not the almost complete bike as advertised. Frame arrives, I'm happy.

    My seller contacts me today stating he's been contacted by the guy he bought from abroad saying its a stolen frame, the original owner wants it back, he's a collector etc. Lawyers and police both UK and abroad are said to be involved as this frame was one of many take in some big heist. He sends scans of the texts he's received, nothing threatening, just the original owner trying to track his bikes down asking for my details.

    I've been given the "original owners" number as he's keen to get the frame back and will reimburse, so my seller tells me.

    As you can imagine, I'm a little suspicious. My seller won't take it back, which is odd as he's very confident it's not a scam and has been in touch with both his seller and the "original owner".

    It could be some long winded true story or some long winded scam.

    Any ideas?

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