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post #11 of 31 Old 07-02-2013, 08:42 AM
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Wow, he sure went to a lot of trouble! For your sake, I hope he is honest, because I've never known a horse scammer to make so much effort... But you're definitely doing the right thing by reporting it.
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post #12 of 31 Old 07-02-2013, 01:06 PM
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Tell the cops NO ! I want to file a report NOW ! Do not let the cops blow you off,
Yeh I looked at his FB page awhile ago, then went back after seeing this add. Notice he doesnt have oned single " I got my horse today, thanks" type post on his page ?
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post #13 of 31 Old 07-02-2013, 02:02 PM
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From what I have found on facebook this guy is a scam artist and the shipping company he claims to use say they have nothing to do with this guy.

I don't know if I am allowed to post a link to the facebook group that all this all came out on or not?

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post #14 of 31 Old 07-04-2013, 12:42 PM
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Any updates? I did some googling and found the address that SOKY uses is the same one as the Kentucky site of Arabian Rescue Mission. I also found this story Horses rescued » Local News » Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY. So maybe this isn't a scam?
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post #15 of 31 Old 07-04-2013, 12:55 PM
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Strange- I can actually still see your post about him not answering your calls.

It comes up in "Recent posts by others" on the right side of his page...

I sure hope he finally calls you back!
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post #16 of 31 Old 07-04-2013, 01:03 PM
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According to what I have found on facebook the guy is supposed to be arranging transport for the horse. The transport company he claimed things were set up with knew nothing of the deal.
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post #17 of 31 Old 07-04-2013, 04:03 PM
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I'm not at home or I would do it, has anyone done a image search to see if those horse pics are anywhere besides his facebook page?
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post #18 of 31 Old 07-04-2013, 04:16 PM
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Doesn't seem to match any other images on the internet.
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post #19 of 31 Old 07-05-2013, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Update: The whole issue *appears* to have been a lack of communication. (SOKY didn't answer my calls or voicemails for days, the group's Fb page was apparently temporarily down for some reason, and I wasn't told that they were no longer working with the former transport company).

I posted this same question on a Fb group, and the verdict there was that it was definitely a scam, but people appeared to be very angry and have an agenda... so I'm not very sure about the credibility of some of those comments.

I finally was able to get in touch with Jeff, and SOKY is arranging transport for Lemaan with a different company. I will update again in a few days and let everyone know how this turned out! Thanks again for all the feedback :)
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post #20 of 31 Old 07-05-2013, 11:49 AM
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I've seen links to SOKY on the AERC FB page, so I hope for you and for the horses it is legitimate. Please keep us posted and I hope you get your boy soon and safely!
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