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Horse Equipment Scams: Beware!

Recently in Hampshire there was an incident where a horse owner placed an advert to sell a horsebox in the Horse and Hound magazine for a substantial amount of money. The person received a reply via email and a cheque for a larger amount of money than had actually been asked for was received!

The cheque was presented to the person’s bank and was subsequently returned as uncleared. Fortunately, the person had not released their horsebox. However, the outcome could have been a lot worse with the horsebox having been handed over prior to the cheque being cleared. A Police spokesperson said: “We encourage people to be very wary of their dealings with others when it comes to selling any property for large amounts of money, especially when the purchaser is from overseas or is not available to be seen. Scams are quite common these days, so take extra caution when selling items.”