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post #1 of 29 Old 06-26-2010, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Scam Beware **Horse trailers for sale on Craigslist

Been kinda thinking about buying a horse trailer so I have been looking through all the classifieds ads on CL , etc...
Came across a very nice 2 horse trailer for sale pretty inexpensive.

A friend emailed and this is the response we got in return: This has to be a scam! What are your thoughts? Anybody else have this happen to them?

Response received from ad:

Hello,

My name is Ryan, I am emailing you regarding the horse trailer that I have for sale.
The trailer is absolutely perfect, never got any repairs,clear title and it has never been involved in any type of accident.I`m selling only for $3,700 as I want to sell it fast.
I'm selling my son's trailer, who died in Iraq four months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great. Put yourself in my shoes and you'll do the same (selling the trailer of your dead son, no offence)..!
The payment will be made through eBay protection program and only after you will receive the trailer, I will receive the payment.Below you can find a link with some pictures.
I will wait your answer(if you are interested in buying it) very soon.

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Thank you,
Barbara and Ryan =


Hello ,

My name is Ryan, I am emailing you regarding the horse trailer that I have for sale.
The trailer is absolutely perfect, never got any repairs,clear title and it has never been involved in any type of accident.I`m selling only for $2,700 as I want to sell it fast.
I'm selling my son's trailer, who died in Iraq four months ago and I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great. Put yourself in my shoes and you'll do the same (selling the trailer of your dead son, no offence)..!
The payment will be made through eBay protection program and only after you will receive the trailer, I will receive the payment.Below you can find a link with some pictures.
I will wait your answer(if you are interested in buying it) very soon.

Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket

Thank you,
Barbara and Ryan =

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post #2 of 29 Old 06-27-2010, 12:00 AM
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I would say scam, for sure. Its a terrible thing that someone would use a tragedy like losing a son in Iraq the focal point of a scam. These people must be truely desperate for money. Report it to craigslist and check out their scam page.
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post #3 of 29 Old 06-27-2010, 01:39 AM
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the language of what they wrote back is very weird, which usually indicates a scam to me. Ie: "...I want to get rid of it asap because the sight of it makes me think of him often and often and the pain is too great. Put yourself in my shoes and you'll do the same (selling the trailer of your dead son, no offence).." sounds like it's written by someone who does not speak english as their first language.. which usually means the next email will be something about wiring money before you come and see it for some lame excuse.

Craigslist is FULL of scammers! In my area, because apartments are sooo expensive, they try to rip you off by listing places super cheap with AMAZING things like utilities included.... and then you cry because it's a scam and you wish so bad it was real :( lol

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be careful on all the sites that list horse trailers or anything for that matter for sale, there are scammers on everyone of them. They are trying to get your money and nothing else. Report them to the site you are on so they can investigate it and kick them off of the site....
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That looks like a scam. Thery're being a little too personal with saying something like that. Horrible how they do that because there are lots of people who actually lose their sons in Iraq. Report and beware!!!

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post #6 of 29 Old 07-03-2010, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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I read the thread that was posted last Jan that sounds almost like this.
This scam is still going strong , please everyone beware!

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I responded to a "local" trailer ad on horsetopia and got a response from a guy who said he was an airforce guy stationed in Alaska and the trailer was there with him. He be happy to ship it to me free of charge if I send him the $2800 asking price for the trailer. It actually sounded very legit in terms of horse language used, but a scam just the same. I'm getting very weary of online shopping. I think I've encoutered more scams that legit ads lately.

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post #8 of 29 Old 07-05-2010, 11:03 PM
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Sorry to double post, but holy crap that's the same trailer!!! Somewhere there's somebody with a nice older Sundowner who doesn't know their trailer is plastered all over the world wide web.

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Yes , today my friend got an email about another Sundowner....this was a woman who lives in the UK, the trailer is in Nebraska in storage , but the ad was posted for in under PA classifieds! I am going to look again at the pic...I think even this is the same trailer! I am just trying to find a nice trailer and a honest person!!!!

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post #10 of 29 Old 07-05-2010, 11:17 PM
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Now I feel bad for people trying to sell Sundowners! Everyone's going to think it's the scam trailer.

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