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Scam Alert

Please be aware there are scams going around on this horse classifieds site, as well as other classified websites. Please note that BestHorsesOnline.com is not involved in any sales process. We do not escrow funds, ship products, or receive products. If a seller claims that our site is involved in any transaction, their claims are false.

What to look for:

Be cautious about ANY deal from overseas
Most of all scam cases relate to West African countries — commonly Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Liberia. But some scams may also originate from European countries — UK, Russia, Netherlands, Germany and other overseas countries.

Be cautious of An "Anxious" Buyer
An anxious buyer with an immediate check for a greater price is a serious red flag. A "potential buyer" will get in touch with you regarding your horse (or any other item) for sale, and after very few questions about your item, will immediately offer you a greater price for that item with a bank check or cashier's check and a request to refund the extra money of their payment. They always have some reason for making the check out for too much, i.e. "in case the shipping costs extra," "a business associate owes me money in your country," "my secretary made a mistake and made the check out for too much," etc.
Read more about this scam here: http://fraud.org/tips/internet/fakecheck.htm

Counterfeit Bank Check or Cashier's Check
NEVER ship your item or refund a balance before the check is cleared.
If you provide the scammer with your contact information, you will receive a bank check or cashier's check from them in a few weeks. The check is counterfeit, but your bank won't find this out for up to 20 days! From here you get the last important rule — never ship or refund anything unless you have cash in hand.

Be cautious of an anxious buyer with broken English and lots of spelling/grammar errors.

It is our strong suggestion that you do not wire money to people you do not know personally. It is always recommended that you pay using a credit card or PayPal when shopping online.

BestHorsesOnline.com takes scamming very seriously and we ban anyone that is reported to us as a scammer.

For more information about internet scams, visit these websites:

  1. Fraud Tips From Fraud.org
  2. The 419 Coalition





 



 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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