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  1. #1
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    Default Wtf is this... Scammer, I'd say!

    I got an inquiry on my horse, and I am like 99% sure it's a scammer. This is for sh*ts and giggles.


    XX yo, XXX mare, XXX hh, XXX Picture‏
    From: voke Skipo (skipovoke@yahoo.co.uk)
    Sent: December 10, 2008 5:49:51 AM
    To:

    Good day,
    I am Mr Voke, i came across your horse on the
    internet and i like them so much.I am an art lover, I will like to buy
    the horse i mentioned, so let me
    know the price of the horse and some other information regarding it.
    I hope to read from you soon regarding the price.
    Voke.

    [I was suspicious, but figured eh, why not reply to them. I'll ask them questions, and see what kind of answers they come up with, hehehe.]

    From:
    Subject: RE: 11 yo, Hanoverian X mare, 16.3 hh, Rhythm Divine Picture
    To: skipovoke@yahoo.co.uk
    Date: Wednesday, 10 December, 2008, 8:49 PM


    Hello,

    We are asking $XXX. She has done XXX.
    What kind of horse are you looking for?

    Thanks


    Payment and shipping arrangement.‏
    From: voke Skipo (skipovoke@yahoo.co.uk)
    Sent: December 10, 2008 3:26:29 PM
    To:

    Thanks alot for the response and i really appreciate for the more
    information you notify me regarding the horse.
    Well now in other for us to proceeds on this transaction and purchase
    the horse (XXX) ($XXX) including the shippment fees.

    I need to let you know where I am at the moment, am from Netherlands
    and at the moment am in Holland where the horse is going to be shipped
    too.

    Also am just an act Lover because i like anything about creativities and acts.
    So now this the arrangement, i have a shipping company who am going to
    reffered to you as the shipper who will come for the pickup of the
    work at your location or in your studio, so now once i send out my
    payment to you through check i shall email you to notify you and also
    am going to add alittle excess funds inwhich after you recieve the
    check the same day you shall transfer the remaining of the shippment
    funds on the check to the shipping company same day in other for them
    to come for the pickup at your location inwhich that shall be done
    through Western Union Money Transfer near to you in other for them to
    use for the shippment arrangement and pickup.
    So now in other for me to send out the check to you i will want you to
    email me back with all this below information inother for me to
    proceeds on sending the check to you.

    Name on Check;
    Address on The Check;
    Phone Number;

    Once i recieve all this information from you i shall proceeds
    rightaway and i will issue out the check to you and i shall notify you
    as well.
    But in a case you think you want to speak with the shipping company
    here is there email address where you can get contact with them
    Shipper01@yahoo.com and also if you feel like speaking with me as well
    on phone regarding this arrangement here is my phone number as well.
    +31644109163. Meanwhile in a case you have any chatting user name like
    yahoo messanger or msn im or aol im where we can be meeting online and
    be communicating online just kindly send me your user id so we can be
    communicating online
    Hope to read from you as soon as possible.
    Thanks,

    Best Regards.

    Voke.




    An act/art lover? Um... yeah. Okay.. Hahaha... this is one of the poorest excuses for a scam I've ever seen, because yeah, I would negotiate the sale of my horse over msn... pfft. Lol

    Happy Holidays!
    Last edited by Xpression; Jan. 24, 2009 at 10:23 PM. Reason: sale horse specifics



  2. #2
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    Actually it was the shipping address that made me laugh, Shipper01@yahoo blah blah blah.

    Then the idea of chatting on msn over your horse, yeah.... right...



  3. #3
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    "Also am just an act Lover because i like anything about creativities and acts"

    I hope that's not a hint as to what he plans to do with your horse...



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    There was a thing on Oprah about this the other day... all these overseas scammers and the things they do and say... hahahaha

    it sure is funny to read though!



  5. #5
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    XX yo, XXX mare, XX hh, Rhythm Divine Picture‏
    haha he thinks he's scamming someone selling a ' Divine Picture‏'
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Dec. 11, 2008 at 08:16 AM.



  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by spotted mustang View Post
    "Also am just an act Lover because i like anything about creativities and acts"

    I hope that's not a hint as to what he plans to do with your horse...

    My thoughts exactly



  7. #7
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    it is a scam, you should really not reply.. there are a couple of scams associated with it i.e. cashiers checks and/or bugs attached to the e-mails.. be very very careful. certain web pages advertising horses for sale draw more of them then others, dreamhorse being one of them, and i cant tell you why so bad on that web page..



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    How stupid/desperate do you have to be to fall for that...



  9. #9
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    and alsoam going to add alittle excess funds inwhich after you recieve the
    check the same day you shall transfer the remaining of the shippment
    funds on the check to the shipping company...
    Wow. This one doesn't even offer some kind of convoluted reason for adding extra money to the check! Scam-o-rama.
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    Those martingales were so taut, you could play Ode to Joy on them with a comb



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    It's a Dutch cell number. Just for shits and grins I ran the # through Google - it's not the only time he's sent that email: http://www.talleronline.com/XForum-t...-pid25125.html
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    I've sold two horses and Dreamhorse and have gotten those spammers with each advertisement. I think they have some kind of program that sucks in EVERY ad on these sites and sends you this letter.

    SICK people! Who in the world ever sends them money??????
    ~Equine Jewelry~
    Used Saddles For Sale
    www.divadesigns.biz



  12. #12
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    I hate to say it because I have a Yahoo e-mail acct also, but generally these guys use Yahoo because it's free. You should notify Yahoo that this is a fraudulent address. And good to post it also, exposure will help cut down this stuff.



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    Cool

    Ah Shucks!!! Does that mean I gotta send back this unsolicited check I got in the mail--from Nigeria of all places??
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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    Oh there are websites out there where people specialize in scamming the scammers and making them fax all sorts of documents and run up phone bills trying to call fictional numbers. It can go on for weeks! Just google Nigerian scam payback and get some giggles. I got a few of them when posting horse ads online but I never replied.



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    What is your horse's name, Mona Lisa???
    "Imma snap youuuu! - with a shout out to Wildlifer



  16. #16
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    I believe it might have been 60 Minutes or 20/20 that warned against replying to emails like the one you received as they then "know" it is a valid email address even if you don't take the bait. Being in the telecom industry I may be overly paranoid, but there are hackers constantly "looking for a way in" all the time. Glad that you took it as a scam, but be careful who you respond to in the future so they don't hit you with a virus/worm and crash your email or computer.

    It is such a shame that we live in such "warped" times. I keep saying that if those that spend their time on creating virus/worms, etc. could take that energy and put it towards something positive, we might just cure world hunger!



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