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post #1 of 11 Old 10-20-2009, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Does this sound like a scam?

My friend forwarded this to me just now and I think it looks rather suspicious. A beautiful warmblood gelding who is supposed to "do it all", for free/adoptive home. I don't have a piccy at present, but the fact he wants to "ship" is coming across really suspicious to me. Plus the numerous spelling/grammar errors that apparently weren't present when she first contacted the seller.

thanks for the wonderful response . i must say that i am impressed
and i definitely think that the horse is going to a good home
as it is right now i want us to be as friends because taking the
horse is like taking part of my family .
the only problem that we have right now is that we are not located
in the same area okay
i am present located here in TN okay but that is no problem as i can
have the horse home delivered to your house address using a very
reliable shipping company that i have used when i was moving from CA
to TN okay
do provide me with all your information so i can get the shipping
quote with an equine shipping center
well i want you to also note that the horse is very healthy current
is all shots and coggins with average temperaments, good with pets,
kids and other horses. well trained and good in dressage and can be ridden by
any body
so you need not bother about any think.
i will be sending him alongside a food menu, a DVD and hand
booklet to guide you on how to take care of the horse okay
and you also have to promise that you will send me a weekly report
on how the horse is doing and also to allow me to visit the horse to
see how you and the horse are getting as long okay
i therefore wait to read your write
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-20-2009, 04:26 PM
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Scam .
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-20-2009, 09:57 PM
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scam written all over it.
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post #4 of 11 Old 10-20-2009, 10:53 PM
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SCAM!!!! Defiantly!
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-21-2009, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I thought as much. Too bad. I really loathe the people who do this.
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post #6 of 11 Old 10-21-2009, 12:57 AM
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I so think its a scam!

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post #7 of 11 Old 10-21-2009, 01:08 AM
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How do you spell SCAM? FREE, SHIPPING, MONEY ORDER are just a few.
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-21-2009, 02:00 AM
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Food menu???

Is that a cook book full of recipes that the main ingredient is horse or is that what he should be fed? LOL.

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lol yea i but yeah sounds highly sus to me

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-21-2009, 11:42 AM
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You really had to ask if it was a scam?

Yes, it's a scam. There is no horse.

The 'shipping company' will require a certain amount of money, and the 'owner' will send your friend a check for more than is required to pay to ship the horse.

For your friend's trouble, she'll get to keep the extra, but the amount of shipping fees will need to be sent by Western Union to the 'shipping company'.

The check will bounce, and your friend will be out her own money.

Seriously, this scam is as old as the hills.
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