Beware: Email scams

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    Brendan Piater

    If you are selling something through the website you may receive some scam emails. Can you tell the bogus emails from the genuine ones? These emails are usually fairly easy to spot as they tend to be strangely worded, with bad/broken English and often sound foreign. The word ‘shipping’ is sometimes used and the advert may mention ‘best, final or last price’. Eg.:

    “Hello seller

    i want to confirm if your ( Horse ) is still available for sell, and in good condition. if that so kindly get back to me with your final price and a recent pic of it. I’ll be waiting to hear back from you.

    Mrs. [random name goes here] ….

    +4475371774328 ….” (from


    “Hello Seller,

    In reference to your online placed ad, please could you tell me whether the advert is still for sale? Also tell me whether its condition remains as described in your ad? Please include the current price too. Write soon.



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