Hi Scott. You must have gotten a PM from James Pollard? I did as well. I suspect some sort of scam. I emailed him using his given email and so far have not received a response. It may have been a mistake to email him!
No PM, but it does seem fishy. I reported it as a possible scam to Kent King(moderator?), as James Pollard's profile is private, and can't be viewed. This address shows up on the net with the exact same post on several websites across the net.
I received a similar request today to contact James as he had "something very vital" to disclose to me. There were enough grammatical errors in the email to alert me that this was a possible scam. I did not reply.