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Luxury London pad - yours for £350 a month

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There are indeed pictures of this magnificent pad. At £350 a month, it's an absolute bargain:

That 419 flat share in all its glory

Sadly, though, when the potential tenant asked Jane to see the room, she replied that she couldn't make it. Which is unsurprising, since the bright sparks among you will have spotted the point of the inset and big red arrow we added to the above montage: the flat's foreign plug sockets* which indicate it is not located anywhere near Paddington. This, we believe, is the first time a potential 419 scam has been thwarted by an electrical installation.

Regarding Jane's granny, she will indeed be in our prayers tonight and we hope her granddaughter succeeds in rustling up the deposit for the surgery. ®

Electrical installation clarification

European two-pin plug socket plus kettle*Thanks to all those readers who've written in to say that the plug socket in question is in fact a UK shaver socket. We think not, or not at least for use in a bathroom, where you have to use a two pin job (no earth) incorporating a double wound isolating transformer, which keeps your moist body suitably protected, and makes the faceplate of the whole thing considerably bigger than this example.

This is almost certainly a bog standard Euro-style two-pin socket with two earth flanges. It is common practice abroad to use normal sockets in bathrooms, showers and right next to metal kitchen sinks, which explains why the population of Spain, for example, has been in slow decline for decades.

As further evidence, we've provided a blow-up of the kitchen worktop area of the above montage (see pic). That kettle is communing with a continental two-pin, and no mistake.

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