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Anon @ 13:11 No.

But you could try inserting a term into your contractual arrangements with your purchasing client to the effect that you can never verify the identity of the seller, and there is a risk of fraud. Your client has had the opportunity of meeting the seller and satisfying themselves about the seller's bona fides, and you will only act on their (your client's) express instructions to send the money to the purported seller's lawyers.

It would not work against a mortgagee, but they have the financial strength to suffer the loss.

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