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Companions: Geldings



Ref #: 22412

Increasing numbers of internet advertisers are receiving emails from bogus buyers, attempting to scam sellers

This tactic is a worldwide problem; however it would appear to be on the rise in the equine industry, targeting everything from horses and ponies for sale, to horseboxes, trailers and tack


We've been informed of a new email scam doing the rounds. This time the scam email in commonly coming from ‘Travis Bennett’ & 'Cynthia PT', asking a list of questions & offering to transfer a deposit and payment for shipping. Please ignore this email and if you have time report it to Action Fraud, for more details click HERE 

In another instance the scammer will contact you via email asking if your horse is still for sale, this will be followed by an email containing 23 questions as shown on the picture on the left. Please do not respond to this email. Sorry for any inconvenience caused and rest assured we are doing our best to combat this.

Another scam which is particularly common, is  when theadvertiser is contacted about an item, asking for more images, and then once the images have been received the bogus buyer will agree to send a cheque for the full amount.  At this point the seller is asked to email their full contact details to enable the buyer to send payment. The seller is then contacted again saying that the cost of shipping has accidently been included on the cheque, and could the seller forward the cost of shipment onto a courier, which is also bogus 

These scams can vary, however emails are often written in broken English and written in an over friendly style.  We urge HorseQuest customers to respond to email enquiries with caution. If something sounds too good to be true, it often is!

If you think you’ve been scammed then we strongly recommend that you contact the police



Lea House Farm Stables Livery

Retirement Resting Convalescing Mares and Youngstock

Ref #: 154570
  • Professional Staff 24 hours security New Horse Walker
  • Professional Staff 24 hours security New Horse Walker

Lea House Farm Stables offers Livery in Bradford upon Avon near Bath 20 minutes from M4 for Convalescing Horses Retirement, Mares and Foals, Holidays short or long term, Hunters and Polo ponies also taken all in lovely post and rail fields with lots of grazing.

Professional staff, 24 hours security, large airy stables, foaling box New horse walker and plenty of TLC

All enquiries please call Nick Hillier.


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