I posted this same wanted ad on a few forums last month. You guys wouldn't believe how many offers I got from scammers. It's always the same: newly registered member knows someone who has the component I am looking for. Kindly contact etc. They are friendly and responsive, just like this one here ⬆
I talked to some of them. Paypal only with "friends and family" option. Some of them even sent me photos of some similar item, clearly stolen from pinterest. I am not active in forums, I only registered because of the axle. I did'n expect the situation to be this bad!
BTW miraculously, after sending out three dozen emails to distributors, I found the axle, NOS. Probably the last one out there.