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  1. #1
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    Default Oh boy! A scammer e-mailed me today!

    Here is what "Mrs Myers" wrote:

    Hello,

    I'm interested in buying your (saddle) for sale from you, I'll want you to get back to me with with the asking price, present condition as well as the pics of it's still available for sale or not.. I'll be awaiting to read from you with your swift response.


    I don't have a saddle for sale.

    She left her number too.

    Anyone wanna have some fun with her? (insert evil grin here)


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    I want to know why the word "saddle" is written all secretive in that message haha.
    *Wendy* 4.17.73 - 12.20.05



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    And here is what "Zaya" e-mailed me in response to my saddle ad:

    "We are located nearby one another so why not meet in person for cocktails whenever? I'm aware this is for sales but I could not get rid of the urge, you sound sweet. Could we talk immediately, I have used this site prior and it's sincerly good - I was hoping we could meet up there and get acquainted each other much better! I have already transferred seductive pictures for you, all you have to do is make an account (don't get worried, there's no cost). I will message you as soon as I see you sign on. I promise you will NOT be let down!"

    I'm not sure how she/he/it thought I sounded "sweet" from an ad that was worded "Western Saddle $200.00". Good Lord.


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    I think it is some kind of form letter and they just try to fill in a blank. Maybe their english is so bad they don't know what the parentheses are for.

    So I was thinking--does anyone have a picture of a teeny tiny child's saddle? Or a really messed up saddle that I can offer to sell them for $5000 or so?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shine View Post
    And here is what "Zaya" e-mailed me in response to my saddle ad:

    "We are located nearby one another so why not meet in person for cocktails whenever? I'm aware this is for sales but I could not get rid of the urge, you sound sweet. Could we talk immediately, I have used this site prior and it's sincerly good - I was hoping we could meet up there and get acquainted each other much better! I have already transferred seductive pictures for you, all you have to do is make an account (don't get worried, there's no cost). I will message you as soon as I see you sign on. I promise you will NOT be let down!"

    I'm not sure how she/he/it thought I sounded "sweet" from an ad that was worded "Western Saddle $200.00". Good Lord.
    Wow! Seductive pictures, meet for cocktails, get to know you better? I would be calling the police and setting up a meeting! Usually these things are just a scam to get an account number but this person sounds like a human trafficker or something. Unreal!



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    Whoa!! One time, in response to a horse ad, I received one where they had left the fill-in-the-blank as (piano), but Shine that is creepy!! I wonder if they are trying to get you to sign up for a porn site (where these pics are) or something?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beam Me Up View Post
    Whoa!! One time, in response to a horse ad, I received one where they had left the fill-in-the-blank as (piano), but Shine that is creepy!! I wonder if they are trying to get you to sign up for a porn site (where these pics are) or something?
    At my age I don't know whether to be flattered or just throw up! And no, I did not click on the attachment. Too early for brain bleach.



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    I get lots of scammer responses from my online saddle for sale ads. OP is typical.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shine View Post
    At my age I don't know whether to be flattered or just throw up! And no, I did not click on the attachment. Too early for brain bleach.
    I'd be willing to bet there's a virus in that attachment.
    the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shine View Post
    And here is what "Zaya" e-mailed me in response to my saddle ad:

    "We are located nearby one another so why not meet in person for cocktails whenever? I'm aware this is for sales but I could not get rid of the urge, you sound sweet. Could we talk immediately, I have used this site prior and it's sincerly good - I was hoping we could meet up there and get acquainted each other much better! I have already transferred seductive pictures for you, all you have to do is make an account (don't get worried, there's no cost). I will message you as soon as I see you sign on. I promise you will NOT be let down!"

    I'm not sure how she/he/it thought I sounded "sweet" from an ad that was worded "Western Saddle $200.00". Good Lord.
    I am replacing my keyboard now... Why can't the dang things survive soda?

    Quote Originally Posted by LookmaNohands View Post
    I think it is some kind of form letter and they just try to fill in a blank. Maybe their english is so bad they don't know what the parentheses are for.

    So I was thinking--does anyone have a picture of a teeny tiny child's saddle? Or a really messed up saddle that I can offer to sell them for $5000 or so?

    What about this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Youth-12-Tra...item337e7e84bc

    Give them something barf-worthy for their efforts


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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky6 View Post
    I'd be willing to bet there's a virus in that attachment.
    Probably more ways than one!


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    This stuff is so common now in all its various forms - just click it away.
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    I have a horse trailer for sale. Within 24 hours I have gotten this
    Thanks for the reply, i am a marine technician and am always busy at
    sea thats why l wont be able to check the item due to the nature of my
    work so whats the present condition, because am buying this for my son
    as a Xmas gift so am willing to offer you the amount you required. I
    can only pay through PayPal at the moment as i don't have access to my
    bank account online(i don't have internet banking with it), but i have
    it attached to my PayPal account, and this is why i insisted on using
    PayPal to pay, all i will need is your PayPal email address to pay for
    the item, and if you don't have a PayPal account yet, you can set one
    up at www.paypal.com it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i
    will be expecting your PayPal email so l can pay. I have a pick up
    agent that will come for the pick up after payment has been sorted. l
    will be waiting for your reply asap

    and another one very similar

    Ummmm lemme see

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    It never ends! I was at work yesterday in a busy municipal office. The phone rang and I could hear a whole lot of people talking in the background, and then I heard, "Hello, M'am, you just won a Ford Explorer. You just have to answer three questions. Are you employed and are you paid by direct deposit..."

    Even though it just about broke my heart to part with my brand spankin' new Ford Explorer, I said, "Hey, it's my lucky day and yours, too, because this is town office, and I'm going to transfer you over to the Police Department!"

    Click.



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    We had one a couple weeks ago asking about boarding. They wanted to send the horse "down" to us from Texas. (We're in the Pacific Northwest.) He couldn't talk on the phone because he's deaf. My boss - elderly, barely knows the basics of email - was away and checked her email when she got home. She called me right away - "What about this deaf man who wants to board with us?" I had to explain it to her....

    Good Morning,

    How was your night . I m James . I will like to board my horse away from home for Xmass vacation because i m traveling on vacation with my family, I have the coggin and health certificate,i will need a full stall boarding or a pasture for the 2 months .. Let me know the price and any other requirement ... Intending Date for Boarding: 12/05/12. Let me know if there is a space available and get back to me with the boarding price per month.
    Regards
    James


    My reply:

    Hello there,
    Thank you for your interest! We have pastures and stalls available. We charge $14 per day for short-term boarding. Where are your horses coming from and what is their breed?
    Please call us at ---------- so that we may discuss this. We do have room and would be pleased to meet you and your horses.
    Sincerely yours,
    Slewdledo


    His response:

    Thanks so much for your swift respond,im so glad and i appreciate it...i m really glad to have the breakdown and requirement to board at your property ,i will be going on vacation,im having less time to come in person to check the place,Because i have to work on flight arrangement and other issues here before leaving .Im a deaf and I will prefer to communicate via email and text..im intending to move down to your area after the boarding expires ,that is why am having my horse moved down from here in Texas..



    MORE ABOUT MY LOVELY HORSE..

    NAME: Bruno
    Year of birth: 2002
    Sex: gelding
    Age: 9 years old
    Height : 17.0 hands
    Base Color : Brown
    Breed:Thoroughbred
    Horse take Hay and Grains
    Horse not registered.
    De worming due:2nd week of every
    two month Papers:Insurance,health certificate,Neg coggins

    Good mannered and very sweet. Has been started under saddle with no
    problems. Up to date on everything. Very easy going and smart. Gentle
    and willing. Will be a very nice horse. No bad habits. Leads loads
    ties bathes and stands for vet and farrier.He is very smart and a very
    fast learner. i would love to have the following
    info to make payment ahead to reserved a pasture or full stall
    boarding at you ranch,email the following info
    Name,Address,City,State,Zip Code,Phone number

    The boarding start immediately my horse arrive to your property..the payment with you and it will include the hauler's fee and as soon as you get the payment,i will email you necessary info on how to manage the funds ...I will be
    looking forward to read from you..

    I'll be glad to read from you

    soon
    James
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    I once responded to one of the nigerian scam emails using a made-up account. I acted really interested in having them "transfer their funds" to my bank account, but I never gave them any personal info. This went on for maybe 10 emails, then they got frustrated and said they really needed my info, so I gave them the phone number for the FBI. What was hilarious in this case is that instead of dropping contact they freaked out and asked me if I was from the FBI and why did I do that to them yada yada.



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