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  • My guess would be that he got hit by some guy who said his name was Scott Walters - perhaps showed him his license or something. This other Scott gave him some bogus telephone number or something so he googled Scott Walters and Scottsdale. Guess what comes up as the number 1 hit. He is probably too blind with rage at this other Scott to consider the possibility he got the wrong guy - especially considering how cooperative you were :-)
    • Good call. I wrote that after two emails from him. The third was more lucid but still not very helpful. The first confusing thing was calling it a "hit and run" yet claiming to know the name/email of the person who hit him. That didn't add up. So, it's probably not a scam, so I took the identifying information out.


  • This sounds like an extortion scam. He wants to settle it "in a reasonable fashion", which sounds like he means he wants you to give him money not to make a claim. He figures you'd rather lose a little money than a lot of money, even if you did nothing wrong.

    I would say you should go to the appropriate law enforcement agency and make a complaint. If there was an accident, there has to be a police report.