SUGAR buyers have been stung by fraudsters offering consignments of non-existent sugar via the Internet, the International Chamber of Commerce has warned. It says that some websites are using "supermarket sales tactics" to advertise cargoes of sugar that never arrive, leaving unwary buyers who pay advances out of pocket. The unit has released information on how to spot fake offers. These include references to "Grade A" sugar and references to "sparkling white" colouring, which are not industry terms.

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