You are no doubt correct in regards to the seller keeping the bidder a secret to avoid the bidder from finding out the truth.
I'm just thinking out load, but I wonder if Jerry has some room on his PC site to post photos of a PC police patch and maybe a couple of representative badges? That might help get the word out about these fakes.
From: "Gary Farmer" <gary -AT- mssinc.com>
To: "PC list (E-mail)" <email@example.com>
Subject: PC: FAKE PC police patches on eBay
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 13:07:30 -0500
>This is the 2nd time I've warned those on this list about this. Check out
>eBay # 7725215406 . This is a **PURE FANTASY** PC police patch. No patch
>like this was ever used by PC police officers. The seller is now keeping the
>bidder's ID's private, possibly because he doesn't want people tipping off
>his bidders that the item isn't a real PC police patch.