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Internet car sale scam exposed

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People buying cars over the internet using well known sites are being scammed through false adverts and fake shipping sites.

A BBC investigation has revealed that more than 21,000 fake adverts were removed with a value in excess of £150m pounds, but the police say many still slip through the net because the scam is so sophisticated.

Fiona Trott reports.

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