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  • Bizarre ad

    Does anyone know if this is a joke, scam or what? I am very curious to know the backstory on it. I have never heard of Friesians racing in any case or a lot of the other stuff the ad claims. http://horseadoption.page.tl/Home.htm I saw the following ad on www.bayequest.com

    "Outstanding friesian horse on Free adoption/ give away to a lovely home.., Majestik, FREE, Gelding, Black, Age: 5, Foaled: 2008, www.horseadoption.page.tl My name is Courtney Moore and Majestik is my horse, He is out on a give away price not because of any issues but that, My health is failing and I can't continue to take care of him. www.horseadoption.page.tl lovely freisian horse for adoption give away price to a horse loving family. for more information you can check on my website: www.horseadoption.page.tl or contact me at courtneymoore268@yahoo.com www.horseadoption.page.tl www.horseadoption.page.tl, 841-<19402386576, http:// www.horseadoption.page.tl, Send e-mail to advertiser, Send this ad to a friend, AD ID: 169556, Salt Lake, S, Submitted On: 03/19"

  • #2
    I know nothing about Friesians, but yes, that seems a little weird.. especially racing Friesians in China..


    • #3
      I didn't click the links . Lots of red flags . Of course it is spam or a scam.
      Last edited by Crockpot; Mar. 20, 2013, 07:08 AM.


      • #4
        Cleverly oh so similar web site name, oh so close to the legitimate www.horse adoptions.com, just has that extra .tl at the end.
        Except it's in east Timor .

        Read web link addresses carefully my friends.
        Not just a scam, most likely an infected web site waiting to get it's claws into your Pc.


        • #5
          Eww. I clicked the link. Ewww. Ewww. Ewwwwww.


          • #6
            Eww. I clicked the link. Ewww. Ewww. Ewwwwww.
            great, now WE all have to be here in quarantine for a month until you stop showing symptoms!
            Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger


            • #7
              Wow...all the effort that went into setting up that completely bizarre scam page.

              Apparently the horse is much older than he looks, as he apparently fought in WWI. I recognized that, presumably reproduction, victory medal in h is collection:


              ETA: I don't think the site itself is infected...my work virus stuff is heavy duty and it didn't scream when I looked at that page .


              • #8
                What a relief!

                I looked askance at those medals, too and realized they were NOT horse awards. Red flag and alarm bells galore!


                • #9
                  I lack of typical sounding English and a random assortment of photos should tip anyone off.

                  I've seen scams where they have a Paypal option the page. They claim they will just ship the horse to you after you send thousands over via Paypal. Insanity.


                  • #10
                    My anti virus didn't react either and it is heavy duty as well.

                    I will always remember this, because of the Friesian racing in China!


                    • #11
                      Eww. I clicked the link. Ewww. Ewww. Ewwwwww

                      Originally posted by Bogey2 View Post
                      great, now WE all have to be here in quarantine for a month until you stop showing symptoms!
                      "Oh, sure, you may be able to take down one smurf, but mark my words: You bonk one smurf, you better be ready for a blue wave."---Bucky Katt


                      • #12
                        Very, very Straaange!
                        Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                        Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


                        • #13
                          care to share what your amped up antivirus programming is?
                          my IT dept is not the most helpful
                          chaque pas est fait ensemble