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I really want one of the RYNO Motors gadgets next - planning to ride one of those all over Burning Man.
And this thing looks like a blast as well, but those treads look dangerous as hell!
The bank for the "escrow agent" was a JP Morgan Chase branch in Petaluma (?) California. I got ahold of the branch and explained what I had done, and said "I know you can't give me details on one of your customers' accounts, but I bet there have been wire transfers into this account, and in-person cash withdrawals for the same amount from it - am I right?" They confirmed (oops!) that that was the case and put me in touch with their fraud division.
After explaining the whole story to the fraud division, I suggested they set up a sting: Make their online banking site report that I had made a $3000 deposit, let me know when that had happened, and I'd tell the scammer that I had made payment. When he shows up at the branch to withdraw the money, nab him.
The bank never called back.