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post #1 of 12 Old 09-13-2008, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Response to an ad I placed

I placed an online ad for my pony wagon...pony WAGON. It includes pictures (of the wagon), shaft measurements (of the wagon) and other information (about the wagon). Nothing in this ad would lead anyone to believe I am selling a horse, but I received this response (copied word for word):

Good Day,
I saw your advert posted ,the horse interest me and i want to buy
it...for my 15yrs old son.. who will be participating in a school
tourney.....I live in Ash North Carolina,As regard the shipping
arrangement i will be responsible for that.

Kindly,give me the following information about the horse

1)When last has the horse visited the vet.?
2)When the horse took its last shots?
3)why do you want to sale the horse/horse name?
4)The price you want to sale?
5)What fed is the horse used to?

I will be glad if you can send me the pics of the horse if available


Obviously it's a scam, but...what is with some people?

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-13-2008, 10:03 AM
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looking at the grammar in the ad, i would say that the person doesn't speak english very well (at least they don't write it very well) - - which makes me believe they searched for "pony" and went from there.

the nerve of some people!

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post #3 of 12 Old 09-13-2008, 10:56 AM
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LOL! Sorry, that's really funny.... :) Did they think the pony's name was wagon? :) actually, it makes me wonder if it's a scammer. when i post horses for sale i got SEVERAL emails with horrible grammer from people who don't live in my area but want to buy my horse. the more questions i ask them the sketchier their replies get.
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-13-2008, 11:48 AM
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That sounds like a scammer! I wouldn't reply to that at all! My husband and I have sold many cars over the internet and recieved the same scammers replies. Bad grammer and they also were going to have it shipped across seas! Craziness!
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-13-2008, 07:20 PM
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I'd reply to them and answer their questions like they asked.

1)When last has the horse visited the vet.? never - he's never, ever been sick.
2)When the horse took its last shots? the mechanic told us not to bother with shots - he believes that Wagon is immune to all common horse diseases.
3)why do you want to sale the horse/horse name? refuses to move unless with pony in front. And he is too quiet for me.
4)The price you want to sale? $2 000, he's a dead quiet and suitable for even the youngest/most nervous beginner.
5)What fed is the horse used to? we don't bother feeding this little guy - he's in good condition anyway.

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-13-2008, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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LMAO, Sempre! I'm tempted to do just that!

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post #7 of 12 Old 09-13-2008, 08:20 PM
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That scammer actually put some effort into his response!!!

When I put Maia up for sale, I got no less than 5 responses reading:

"Good dya,

I am intrested in teh item(s) you have adverted. Is the item new? How many do you hav?

John Smith"

Goodness, would I actually fall for that???!?!?!

I'll have to post my scammer store sometime..


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post #8 of 12 Old 09-13-2008, 09:15 PM
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It doesn't really sound like a scam to me. More like a person that's very inexperienced, foreign, etc. Or they could have responded to you accidently and meant to send that to someone selling a horse.
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-14-2008, 02:11 AM
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the same thing happend to us when we were selling a car, we knew it was a scam, infact our sheriff asked us to follow along eough to gather against against this scammer....got to the point where we got his home addy and phone number in england....turns out that our scammer came from the middle east, moved to the u.k ......his scam ran like this.....

he sent a check (with a american address on the check and from wachovia (sp) that was above the asking price, he told us to take the amount ( plus some for our trouble) and send the shipping cost back to him so that he could pay his shipping broker....(which was about $2.500.00 , i had a lot of fun toying with this guy while getting the info we needed to nail him......

p.s what kind of waggon are you selling??
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post #10 of 12 Old 09-14-2008, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
he told us to take the amount ( plus some for our trouble) and send the shipping cost back to him so that he could pay his shipping broker....(which was about $2.500.00 ,

p.s what kind of waggon are you selling??
Ah, so that's how they do it. Good grief, you can't trust anyone anymore!

This is the wagon I'm selling. I bought it a couple of years ago and drove him all the time. The girls loved it because they're not really into riding him. Well, lately I've been so busy with Stella and Luna it's just not getting used. I think we took him out in it once this year.


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