Though this is my first post, I am not a scammer; please notice my use of proper grammar. I will try to encompass all mentions that I have read so far that I thought worthy.
In agreement the 2nd post, user Daniel Russell, mentioned, why would anyone trust a seller with large sums of money when they have only posted twice on the forum, two of which were these same certificates? Nobody thought to contact the company first to verify legitimacy? This is not new, although the method may have been this time. Scammers find a market and take advantage and ignorant buyers fuel the problem.
I agree, this forum is very dated, but it seems the individuals running the site have other business ventures that are more profitable; can you blame them? There is no need to blame the forum - this occurs on many other forums also.
For my first post, I would like to point out, if I can, that for every 1 person that thought this was legit, there were 10 more who received the same automatic red flag that I saw when I read "Jonh's" post. Trust your fellow man/woman and use common sense as a form to combat scammery!
Edited for spelling and grammar so nobody thinks I am a scammer. :D