Time to let the dogs out.
Good luck with law enforcement. A member here was scammed on a P5 several years ago by a woman in western NC. Local law enforcement knew she was a scammer, with a long history, but did absolutely nothing. Referrals to the state AG and the AG in the buyer’s home state (VA?) were met with shrugs. Referral to the ATF likewise led to no action, nor serious response. Eventually, he gave up. To me, the stunner was that none of these LEO were interested in providing even a cursory attempt to recover his money, let alone prosecute. True story...
........One thing that I have learned, if a deal seems too good to be true...
Who questioned him, and how did you learn of his claimed PC hack?
DUA, you did good. I respect you for seeing this through.
Whoever the forum member is who is helping you with this, I take my hat off to them as well.
A person running scams like this will continue to do so until made to stop.
Purchased a NIB factory Nickel finish Heckler & Koch P7M13 yesterday AM.....
.......received an email from the seller (Gbrokerarms, based in Litchfield, IL) minutes after purchase, asking if I was "still interested" in buying. This is odd to say the least, so due to a "No Rating" on seller (new on GB), I requested a pic of firearm w/serial # visible, on a current newspaper. No response from seller, item relisted, and resold.
Left an F feedback this AM. Total D'bag.
EDIT; Looked up the "street view" of the address this seller has provided to GB, a foundation for a tiny home that has been torn down.