You've got to love this one, and not sure I wouldnt have fallen for it. A mate of mine needs six vans, all the same make & model. So he's buying them on eBay. Paying Â£6-Â£7,000 each. He's got 5 when he gets an email, from a girl with an NHS address. "Do you want to sell a van?" Well, everything is for sale, so he replies "Yes. Â£8,000" A reply comes back from a different email address. "Fine. Give me an address to send the money". Slight alarm bells. The buyer has not seen the van, had a description nor a pic. But my mate gives them his work address and a cheque for Â£10,500 arrives. Which he banks. And it clears. Then he gets another email. "My sister paid you and made a mistake. Can you send Â£2,500 via Western Union then we will collect the van. My mate replies "No. You just bought a van for Â£10,500. Collect it any time you want" Cue a flurry of emails requesting the Â£2.5k, the last saying "Keep Â£500 for your inconvenience". My mate ignores them. Then TWO WEEKS LATER - the Â£10,500 is whisked out of his account. Turns out it was a stolen cheque. You can see the scam - point is - it can take two weeks for them to spot a stolen cheque. According to his bank, most people think they have got a result and send off the Â£2,500. Their mistake was mentioning Western Union transfer. Anybody got a van for sale? Heh.