I imagine one of two things:
1. Wanted to list the vehicle immediately, did not have the VIN in front of him, and simply listed with a copy and pasted VIN. If this is the case, perhaps he is naive and innocent, and would have been better just using all 1s or 0s.
2. He maliciously did not want you to run the VIN.
Regardless, the truck will sit for months at that price.