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post #21 of 32 Old 09-29-2012, 10:26 PM
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I have bought a horse sight unseen and am in the process of doing it again. Paypal is very common now, My friend sells to many to people that are in other countries.
I would ask where the horse is going who is her dad and who will be picking it up and transporting.

Are you selling this horse at a low price??? It could be a meat buyer..

Also I get internet and no cell phone service, so this person wouldn't be the only one.
You need to ask more questions before junping to conclusions.
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post #22 of 32 Old 09-29-2012, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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I have bought a horse sight unseen and am in the process of doing it again. Paypal is very common now, My friend sells to many to people that are in other countries.
I would ask where the horse is going who is her dad and who will be picking it up and transporting.

Are you selling this horse at a low price??? It could be a meat buyer..

Also I get internet and no cell phone service, so this person wouldn't be the only one.
You need to ask more questions before junping to conclusions.

I did ask more questions & im not saying anything about not looking at a horse before buying it bc that is what I did when I got this horse. I asked Tons of questions & they never replied. & I also don't get cell service where I live either. Just seems odd to me that They Didn't want to respond to my questions. & when I replied that Im not confortable Selling my horse to a unknown person without meeting them they Never messaged me back.

Rather jump to conclusions then Sell him to someone that's scamming me or wanting my horse for meat.


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post #23 of 32 Old 09-30-2012, 12:05 AM
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Variations (depending on the product for sale) of this ad are ALL over Craigslist.

I got three emails, very similar to the response the OP got, in regards to apartments I was looking to rent off of CL. Every response was more or less the same, each stating the person was, for some extraordinary reason, is not in the country.

SCAMSCAMSCAM

Stay away!
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post #24 of 32 Old 09-30-2012, 02:06 AM
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Hi there, Thank you for getting back to me.
I'm ready to pay your asking price,
i'm buying this for my Dad. But the issue is I'm a marine biologist
And I am on sea right now
. Due to my contract on the sea, there is
strictly no call due to the lack of reception on the sea area. But I'm
Able to access my mail anytime as I will make use of wireless laptop.

My Mode of payment is via PayPal as as i don't have access to my bank
Account online
, but I have it attached to my paypal account and this
Is why I insisted on using paypal to pay. I will be responsible for
All the paypal fee/charges on this transaction and I will like you to
Get back to me with more pics if available, if you don't have an
Account with paypal, its pretty easy, safe and secured to open one.

Just log on to www.paypal.com

I hope we can make the purchase as fast as possible.
I have a mover that will be coming for the pick up once payment
Cleared.
So I look forward to hear from you soon. Kindly get back to
Me with your

I bolded and underlined all the key points in this fake e-mail. Yup this is 100% fake. I sold a horse and I got an e-mail similar to this. However the person had poor grammar, etc. He said that he couldn't go see the horse because his wife had a birthday so he would send for someone to come pick the horse up.

Chances are, he would send you fake money or something along the line. Take the horse, and either keep it or sell it to slaughter.

My dad had something like this before. And he ended up calling CIA. No joke. The fake buyer sent someone to pick up the goods, by the time the guy came out of the store the police guys (SQUAT, right?) were surrounding the buildings with heavy guns. My dad was there and saw it all happen, he said it was pretty darn cool.

When this happened to me we were thinking about doing the same and busting the people, but for the safety of everybody we didn't do it.

I hope this doesn't happen to you again.

Maybe in your ad you can include "MUST SEE HORSE FIRST BEFORE PAYING" or something like that.

Good luck!

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post #25 of 32 Old 09-30-2012, 11:30 PM
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Ya, If they don't answer your questions, stay away. Good thing you didn't go further.
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post #26 of 32 Old 10-01-2012, 02:12 PM
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If you sell a horse that is untrained, and you sell at a low price, I think that you are very likely to be sending that horse to slaughter.

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post #27 of 32 Old 10-01-2012, 02:43 PM
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Totally a scam!
When I was horse shopping, I found a remarkably cheap Friesan for sale on some horse ad website. I e-mailed the "owner" and they replied that they had moved all the way to Florida (mind you that the ad said nothing about them moving and I emailed them a day after the post was uploaded) and wanted me to send them the money + some extra kind of fee and they would ship me the horse. Yeah, uh huh, sure you will.
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Woah...I got the same response from a Friesian owner that had listed theirs for sale about 6 months ago!!

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post #28 of 32 Old 10-01-2012, 03:07 PM
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I had fun with the scammer "selling" trailer last year. Actually posted my communications here to entertain people (I used "only for such" email address, so wasn't concerned about spam etc.). Yeah, internet is full of such j*rks (excuse my French!).

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post #29 of 32 Old 10-01-2012, 06:05 PM
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Woah...I got the same response from a Friesian owner that had listed theirs for sale about 6 months ago!!
Interesting - I've seen two scam "for sale" ads in my searches and both were for Friesians too.
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post #30 of 32 Old 10-01-2012, 06:09 PM
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There are a lot of Friesian scams on craigs list. It seems to be the favorite breed of the scam artist.

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