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    • ailey
    • By ailey 6th Mar 18, 6:20 PM
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    Email from lappyexperts.co.uk - Possible scam
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    • 6th Mar 18, 6:20 PM
    Email from lappyexperts.co.uk - Possible scam 6th Mar 18 at 6:20 PM
    Be careful everyone if you get an email in your Junk folder from lappy expert (lappyexperts.co.uk) as it firstly looks as if they are asking about one of your items but there is nothing in EBay messages from them.

    The wording in the email is just:

    Hello
    Is it still available ? Is Your Product ?

    then there is a long link to EBay which I didn't open. It might just simply be someone trying to get people to look at their EBay items by being devious but just to warn others just in case.
    "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 6th Mar 18, 6:42 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 6:42 PM
    More of an eBay message scam I couldn't imagine. They are ten a penny.
    • ailey
    • By ailey 6th Mar 18, 8:55 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 8:55 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 8:55 PM
    I've seen many scam emails over the years but that's the first time I've ever had one pretending they were asking about something I had for sale.

    I thought I'd warn others just in case any new sellers went through the link but if this message is of no use to anyone, then I'll remove it. Just trying to be helpful.
    "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
    • soolin
    • By soolin 6th Mar 18, 9:57 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 9:57 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 9:57 PM
    I've seen many scam emails over the years but that's the first time I've ever had one pretending they were asking about something I had for sale.

    I thought I'd warn others just in case any new sellers went through the link but if this message is of no use to anyone, then I'll remove it. Just trying to be helpful.
    Originally posted by ailey
    That's a fairly common one especially on Gumtree, they target so many people that they don't bother finding an item they just send a standard message.

    Strangely I'm getting them daily but pretending to be an Amazon buyer, not an eBay one. However, I am plagued with fake Amazon emails, I'm obviously on some sort of hit list.
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    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 6th Mar 18, 10:32 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:32 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:32 PM
    Surely the appalling grammar gives it away as a scam immediately on reading it?
    Block sender's address and hit delete....
    The questions that get the best answers are the questions that give most detail....
    • ailey
    • By ailey 7th Mar 18, 12:07 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 12:07 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 12:07 AM
    Surely the appalling grammar gives it away as a scam immediately on reading it?
    Block sender's address and hit delete....
    Originally posted by mgdavid
    Yes it certainly does. It was just in case anyone just had a quick look and clicked the link.
    "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
    • ailey
    • By ailey 7th Mar 18, 12:13 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 12:13 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 12:13 AM
    Soolin, Can you please delete this thread for me? I've had a look to see if I can delete it but it doesn't look as if I can. Many thanks.
    "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
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