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A Brighton-based dealer has issued a warning for resellers to look out for bogus bankers drafts in connection with payment for components. Twin Computer Systems said it has been approached several times during the last eight months by buyers looking to purchase hard drives and Intel Pentium II 400MHz CPUs. On two occasions when orders where confirmed, bankers drafts bearing the names of The Wellcome Trust ltd and Trance Europe Ltd, worth around £10,000, were found to be stolen. The orders were not fulfilled and Twin informed the police. "We have received copies of some very respectable company cheques which have been tampered with," said Jeremy Pendry, MD of Twin. "I personally feel it to be my duty to inform people of this," he said. Derbyshire Fraud Squad confirmed that a number of people have been arrested and released on police bail in connection with obtaining computer equipment by deception. No one has been charged with the offence and police have said they are continuing their investigations. ® Click for more stories Click for story index

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