Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
• Horses: 0
I think I just avoided my first "horse scam"
I was searching online for horses for sale in alaska and came up with an add for a Freisan for 3 thousand dollars, which seemed about normal since I've seen several around the anchorage area for between 4 and 8 thousand and this one happened to be located in a village on Kodiak Island where my brother owns a flight service.
I responed to the add all excited to be flying over and visit my brother and his family and meet a new horse at the same time and got a response in somewhat broken english, about how this guy was dying of a brain tumor and needed to find a good home for his horse and so on, and while he did have some decent pictures of a great looking horse for me to look at, he never indicated weather or not I could meet the horse were I to fly to Kodiak. He also ignored my request for references.
Then when I emailed him back asking more specifically when would be a good time for him to have me come over, he wrote back that he'd spelled the name wrong on the add, and that he was in a differnt village, located by Bethel, Alaska. I don't know how many of you have ever been to Bethel, but there arent many picket fences, and circular driveways lined with oak trees there! Anyway, he also wanted me to hurry up and send him 800 bucks via western union to get the shipping took care of from his place to anchorage and work out the details on the 3 thousand bucks afterwards (another fishey signe right?). I hope I'm not wrong and there really is some poor Freisan out there in Bethel who really needs a good home, but can't bring myself to step out this far in good faith with so many signs of "fishyness?
Am I missing something, or would this all make you suspicious too?