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Internal News - 14 May 2007

Warning - fraudster using Uni noticeboard

A person is attempting to defraud money from individuals who have advertised items for sale on the University of Bath notice board.

The person purports to be a buyer for the goods advertised and sends a cheque/money transfer for well over the advertised amount.

A short while later they make contact saying they have realised their mistake; they request the goods be forwarded and the overpayment be transferred to their bank. The original cheque then fails to clear.

A single Yahoo address has been identified, however there may well be other addresses being used.

The police have been notified.