I had someone do that to me at Medusa yesterday. Was walking along, someone tries to invite me to a team I know nothing about, so ignored it. I then see the same avatar in the auction house and he asks some gibberish which ends in Ped please. I ignored him after that
It was a different avatar to the one you mentioned, but his scam was so pathetic I wont name him unless he does it again.
For new players, beware of requests to join teams, when they are not in your soc. If you do join, check the loot options for the team. And ignore Ped beggars!