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    Has anybody had this one rubbished through to their email addresses?

    Most convincing one yet! It is a fakey, right?!



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    looks familiar, i get loads of those spoof emails and my rule of thumb is to ignore them all or you can send em to ebay and they'll scope em out for ya.

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    Last edited by Col Wolfe; 09-12-2009 at 10:37 PM.