This morning I received a notification that the Sedo account which made the offer I previously blogged about, has been closed.
It appears that the account was only active for a few hours!
The email from Sedo mentioned the following:
“Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel the recent bid thread as the buyer’s Sedo account has been closed.”
At this point, I’m not sure if they felt that the offer was made illegitimately, or if the account holder requested that their account be closed.
Usually, Sedo terminates accounts due to fraudulent activity, or attempts by holders of existing accounts to create multiple accounts at Sedo.
Recently, I received an offer from someone in Libya, so this might be related. I find it rather unusual that such an offer is legit, and several proxy servers are known to exist at that war-stricken African nation.
All in all, it’s been a very productive Monday; I have some great news about a sale that I’ll share tomorrow.