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FRAUD WARNING

Some organisations and individuals may use information obtained from our website for fraudulent purposes. It is important to be alert to the fact that there will always be dishonest people using the Internet to achieve personal gain through fraudulent activities.

A common practice is to give the seller of horses or horse products a sense of trust and an impression of large financial gain from a particular sale. Those emails usually come from foreign countries (Nigeria, Africa, China, London and others), are often written in bad English with misspellings and/or represent a third party or client.

Please be aware of a current scam where people from overseas are trying to collect seller’s bank account and credit card details by offering sums for horses or items which seem too good to be true.
  
In another common scam a third party supposedly acting on behalf of a buyer tries to purchase horses or items by sending a cashier cheque with a larger sum than the actual purchase price and then asking the seller to refund the difference. Unfortunately this cheque is a counterfeit.

To protect yourself and others from falling victim to this or a similar scam it is important to try obtaining as much information as possible about a buyer.

If you receive suspicious emails, are unsure of any payment transactions or are the target of fraud please avoid further contact with these persons and alert Horse Directory Australia and possibly the authorities.

For further information you may also like to visit the website of the Australian Federal Police or Australian Securites and Investments Commission.

Horse Directory Australia is not involved in and does not condone such activities in any way. We trust that these uncontrollable incidents do not affect your use of our services.

Thank you for using Horse Directory Australia.

Your Horse Directory Australia Team

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Please find below recent emails or contact details of individuals or groups of people that may use our website for fraudulent activities.

 

New: Horse Float Fraud / Scam - South Australia, Victoria, Queensland
Buyers be aware of a current horse float fraud/scam in South Australia. Seller requires deposit or full payment prior to seeing the float. The photos, registration papers, drivers license and other details supplied are from the actual owners of the horse float and not from her.
Sellers be beware: If the buyer wishes to receive a copy of your registration papers and drivers license and takes photos of your float. This information will later be used trying to sell your float fraudulently.
Possible email addresses used: floventures@yahoo.com.au
, carbruce00@hotmail.com
Currently using the name Claire
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Rowena Hobart of NSW/QLD:
Buyer be aware - she is involved in fraudulent business activities. Also known as Rowena Rennie & Rebecca Diball, Valerie Adelaide, Rossie or Roslyn Hobart and uses several different email addresses e.g. keepitstud@live.com.au, allnotyours@hotmail.com, alltackedup@bigpond.com, crocabilly@hotmail.com, dyballshaker@aol.com, jrschasinthedream@gmail.com, dayanara1@vodafone.net.au, dayanara@bigpond.net.au, Rowena.rennie@three.com.au, gladbag@live.com.au. Possible trading now via her partner Mark Dyball under Keepit Stud and/or email: me4wdrboy1977@bigpond.com
Rowena Hobart was convicted in Canberra for Tax Fraud in 2003.
24/2/2009: Now possible using Valerie Adelaide and Rossie or Roslyn Hobart
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Scam email Bj Cooper:
  
Hello, I am indeed interested in your (Horse) Posted on the Ads for sales at horsedirectory.com.au please get back to me with the last offer Price and also the Health Condition of the (Horse) presently and recent photos of the (Horse)i will want you to get these information to me asap and Let me know the Age of the Horse and Reason why you want to sell the Horse... I will want you to get back to me with the feeding of the horse which will be..i mean how many times a day? ...
Mornings:
Evenings:
Don't worry about the pickup i will take care of that myself Without Any Stress you, looking forward to read from you soonest today. Thanks Bj Cooper
email: bj.cooper1@yahoo.com

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Other fraudulent emails:

- Rowena.rennie@three.com.au Rowena Rennie, see also above
- brettmashall001@gmail.com - known as Brett Mashall
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bj.cooper1@yahoo.com - known as Bj Cooper
- larryspecie@yahoo.com - known as larry myers
- redjamprince@gmail.com - known as marcos john
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drpaulking4110@yahoo.com - known as Paul King
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ray_jones02@yahoo.com - known as Ray Jones