Web scammers sell Indian PM's house to American

Friday, 6 May 2005, 3:49 AM EST

You'd imagine there is not a man, woman or child in Christendom who has not heard the classic - and likely apocryphal - tale of how enterprising Londoners sold the defunct old London Bridge to some enthusiastic Americans who thought they were buying Tower Bridge.

Well, here's someone who must have been out playing golf when that particular yarn did the rounds stateside: John Hammond from Little Rock, Arkansas, who paid more than $800,000 for a nice little place in New Delhi which he spotted on the web, only to discover later he had "bought" the Indian prime minister's official residence.

By Lester Haines at The Register.

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