1. Protect yourself
2. US Internet Fraud Complaint Center
3. Example scams
4. EquineSite Disclaimer
5. Known issue log (actual emails)
Protect yourself from potential cyber criminals. You can sidestep would-be scammers by following these common-sense rules:
1. Someone claims that equinesite.com will guarantee a transaction, certify a buyer/seller, OR claims that equinesite.com will handle or provide protection for a payment.
2. distant person offers a genuine-looking (but fake) cashier's check
3. Someone requests wire service payment via Western Union or MoneyGram:
4. distant person offers to send you a money order and then have you wire money:
5. distant seller suggests use of an online escrow service.
6. distant seller asks for a partial payment upfront, after which he will ship goods
7. foreign company offers you a job receiving payments from customers, then wiring funds
Important disclaimer: EquineSite.com does not recommend nor endorse any of the businesses listed in its directory, nor contributors to its website, nor affiliated/linked sites, nor items posted in the classifieds. We simply provide information to horse owners and riders. We encourage all to seek references or referrals when making important decisions regarding their horse's care & training. EquineSite.com also cannot guarantee the accuracy of all of the business listings in this site, but we do endeavor to maintain up-to-date information. Please notify us of any corrections, or if you wish to remove a listing, by emailing us at: email@example.com. Happy riding to all!
Known Issue Log
Actual emails sent to EquineSite.com classifieds users:
Information about inquiring person:
I came across your ad on http:www.equinesite.com and I'll like to know the following questions regarding the ad.
How long have you owned it?
Q#2. a) Have you owned it from new? b) If not how many previous owner?
Q#3. Why are you selling it?
Q#4. In your opinion, what sort of condition is it?
Q#5. Any available photo?
Q#6. How much are you asking for it?
Q#7 Do you accept a ( Cashier Check / Money Order)as a mode of payment?
Q#8Will you let a shipping company to come to your house for the pick up of the item?
I'll like to have the response to these question in your earliest convenience. Hope to hear from you soon.
Email me to firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial email, was received from two different yahoo email addresses:
about inquiring person:
Hello Seller, In reference to your online placed ad, please could you tell me whether the advert is still for sale? Also tell me whether its condition remains as described in your ad? Please include the current price too. Write soon. Thanks, Scott
To reply to this message please click on 'Reply' button in your email client.
| Information about inquiring person:
Name: Scott TOMMY
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your mail.Am glad you still have it for sale and i want you to keep the ad off market and consider sold to me.I am ok with the price $700,do get back to me with your details needed for payment to be issued out and as well mailed to you asap via UPS,i am located in MI so i will handle the shipment do not worry about that OK.
Get back to me with your details as requested below:
Your Full Name....
Phone:Cell,Home or Office.
Moreover,do tell me more about its present condition and if you have any pictures please do forward it to me.I will look forward to read from you in this regard Today.
Information about inquiring person:
Hello Seller, In reference to your online placed ad, please could you tell me whether the advert is still for sale? Also tell me whether its condition remains as described in your ad? Please include the current price too. Write soon. Thanks, John
To reply to this message please send an email to the address in the "reply to" field.
Please report scams to email@example.com