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Old 22 March 2013, 07:33   #21
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Originally Posted by zookeeper View Post
So i have the guys email, is there anything that can be done?
Delete it....?

I have given up on baiting scammers...just to much other stuff I'd rather spend my time doing (like rib net, hanging out with ribnobbers, girls etc..)

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Old 22 March 2013, 09:16   #22
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Well you could report him but I expect very hard to trace... personally I'd try add him to some spammers list!

Seriously, maybe worth trying trading standards at SIC Shetland Islands Council - Trading Standards
I'd be keen to not let him walk away unscathed - you can't always assume the authorities know about these things.

Glad you didn't get duped


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Old 22 March 2013, 10:07   #23
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One of the biggest downsides of the internet scummy thieving scammers, I just hope (having had 2 near misses) that they don't get anywhere !!!
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Old 22 March 2013, 10:56   #24
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He's almost certainly not on shetland, possibly not even in the UK, will be using an untraceable email address and now the advert is pulled probably closed that account and moved on to the next once. Move on, he'll already be well through chasing another victim. If you didn't loose money definitely not worth fighting them.
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