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post #21 of 31 Old 12-18-2010, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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yeah I've figured as much. no word back. I wonder if it's a person sending these our or a machine.

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post #23 of 31 Old 12-18-2010, 10:10 PM
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alot of times if its a scam you can google the email! we had a scammer contact us on some kind of horse tack we were selling and we googled the email and it came up with variations of the message he sent us as well as his name and multiple emails he switches. i dont get how people can do this!


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post #24 of 31 Old 12-18-2010, 11:02 PM
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Definitely fraud, which I think you figured out on your own . My question is, how are the scammers making money by this? It's not like they're trying to sell you the horse, they're trying to buy....? I mean obviously the check would bounce, but how do they MAKE money from that?
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post #25 of 31 Old 12-20-2010, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah how do they do that. There is probably an article or two somewhere on google. Weird
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post #26 of 31 Old 12-23-2010, 06:21 PM
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SCAM lol that was hilarious though i love how he says livestock's to make livestock plural when it already is plural lol
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post #27 of 31 Old 12-23-2010, 10:00 PM
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The way they make money is through a shipping fee, I believe. They send you a (fake) money order for more than the cost of the horse plus shipping, and you are asked to write a check for the difference (overage) and give it to the shipper. Your check is real, their check is not. They have your horse and sell it, and they keep your check. Theirs bounces but not until it's too late for you to do something about it. The other deal is where they use a fake or stolen credit card on Pay Pal. If that happens, the transaction is reversed by Pay Pal (you are not protected from losses due to credit card fraud/theft) but again, you are no longer in possession of your horse.

I was almost sucked up into something like this about a horse trailer. They found out I live in the Midwest and told me the trailer was in Florida. I have a brother-in-law in Florida and was going to ask him to check it out and take possession for me with a check or money order in hand for the seller. Once they realized they couldn't deliver it to me via a shipper or sell it sight unseen, they never e-mailed again.
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post #28 of 31 Old 01-19-2011, 12:39 AM
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Everything about this screams scam! Be careful!!
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post #29 of 31 Old 01-19-2011, 02:51 AM
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i had a friend get duped by it once, had her horse posted on a web site and "told" he was sold with in about a hour, the "buyer" said he would send enough to cover 1 month board, full asking price of the horse, and enough to be sent to his shipper.......buy the time it was over she was out $2,500.
$500 for board and $2,000 that was sent to the "shippers" funny he never sent money for a vet check nor asked for one. the poor girl lost her horse to due non payment of board 3 months later because of the crap theses people pulled in her.

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post #30 of 31 Old 01-23-2011, 08:03 PM
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Eww, that's scary. Scam!
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