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  1. snowicki

    snowicki Boxer Booster

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    My mom has a couple of horses for sale, which are listed on the internet. She received an email from a person from Wales. This person stated that they were interested in purchasing one of the horses and that he had a business associate in the USA that owed him some money. My mom was asking something like $2500 for the horse and the emailer said that his contact in the US would give her $8000.00 in a cashiers check and for my mom to give the change to his associate who would forward it to Wales. Luckily and unfortunately she knew of this con because I had told her of it happening to a person at my work.....too bad he had fallen for it. My mom caught on to his game and is not indebt to her bank for $8000.00.

    I know we hear about it in the news alot...just curious as to whether or not this has happened to anyone.
     
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    No but I'm glad your Mom was on to him.
     
  3. Elyse

    Elyse Banned

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    Your mom got so lucky. We had had 2 horses online for sale and we got an inquiry from someone that said a 3rd party would be paying for the horses and then we would figure out the balance at the time of sale. Sounded very strange and vague so I bounced his email back. This was about 8 months ago. I took them offline and ended up selling them to a friend of my BIL.
     
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    Yep, this happened to my hubby about two weeks ago, through his work. It's a long story, but it was a $30,000 cashier check. Turned out hubby was on to him and it's a good thing because the check was not legit.
     
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    i saw this one the news actually. They were talking about people running a scam and hat the cheque wouldnt clear or something like that? Im gla dyour mom caught it though
     
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