No one is in favor of scams (well except for the scammer). I know I don't like getting ripped off,. but, if I am supposed to make sure that no one gets ripped off, to make sure that all offers of plants or cuttings are only from vetted and trustworthy "vendors", etc., to make sure that all people purchasing said plants and cuttings are adults who understand the risks of plants (any body never had a plant die just because), then it is time to kiss the forum good-bye. All of life is about evaluating information and the sources of that information to determine their accuracy, suitability, or usefulness to our own situation. The role of a forum is to provide for the exchange of information, not to guarantee it. Does anyone here believe everything that read in the newspaper (all three of you who still read one)? Does anyone here believe everything they hear on TV? Radio? Internet? Thank you for making my point.
I frequently have people that want to order plants that I don't have yet. They want to pay for them now, and receive them later. I have always refused all of those orders and all of those dollars. I don't ever want to be in the situation where I can't deliver something that I have sold. I don't know what the motivation of this seller was. Maybe it was a scam. Maybe he got in over his head and doesn't see any other way out of it.
I don't think that anyone reading this thread at this date will be induced to order plants. But it is clear that anyone who has ordered plants, and not received them, is not likely to receive them at this late date either, and that adding further posts to the thread will not benefit either group of people. Everything that needs to said has been said. If you are one of the people who hasn't received your plants from this individual, that makes me sad. I am not fond of being taken advantage of, either.
To those who want the thread locked; you have continued to post on a thread that you don't think needs any further posts. You might want to practice some self-restraint and stop posting on threads that you think should be locked. You should also resist the temptation to start another thread on the same subject because this one is locked.