Protect yourself from fraudulent internet activity
Horseguide advises users to be aware of fraudulent operators on the internet. A common characteristic of someone conducting fraudulent activity is their immediate offer of financial gain. Their emails and text messages are often written in poorly constructed sentences and tend to represent a third party/operator.
These emails and texts generally originate from overseas, including African, Asian and European nations. The individual may try to pursue your bank account details, of which we advise you to be very cautious.
Cease contact with anyone who offers payment via paypal or attempt to extract personal information from you.
Should you believe you have received a suspicious email, please avoid further contact with the individual and alert horseguide and/or relevant authorities.
Further information can be found at ScamWatch
and the Security
page of Horseguide. The following link on the news classifieds website provides a useful resource for safe online transactions:-
Horseguide recommends that all buyers refrain from buying a horse 'sight unseen'. An independent vet-check should be considerered as mandatory for any horse being purchased this way.