It is always good to trace IP Address of any incoming e-mails from people responding to your online seller's ad. You can do a Google Search on how to trace an IP Address if you don't know how. Let's just say it's easy. You cut and paste the header of the email into a special search engine. If you don't know how to get the COMPLETE header of your incoming emails, Google that too, or check your email program Help File.
Just because a person's email address is:GOODHAM@YAHOO.CO.UK
doesn't mean the email is from the UK at all, it may be from Nigeria or anyplace else.
Re: Suspect UK Email Addy's....if the scammer is posing as a UK ham or UK resident he will often give a fake (or real) UK address and a UK sounding Telephone Number.
IF the phone number starts +044 (UK Country Code) THEN starts 702, 703, 70x, etc..BEWARE! That 70X number is REDIRECT CODE, usually to Nigeria.
Note: Incoming Google Mail or G Mail will NOT show you the IP Address. Download a free trial of "Read Notify" software. It WILL get the IP Addy off of a Gmail. And tell you when he opened YOUR email, at what time, how long he looked at it, etc. Neat program.
ALWAYS REPORT any suspicious emails. The address is amoost universally "firstname.lastname@example.org
, or email@example.com
". Be sure to send the entire email WITH COMPLETE HEADER, Important!
Don't just forward the email. Cut and paste the Complete Header into your email to the abuse folks.