NOTICE: Scam Alert - Pino Jose <silojay55@gmail.com>

Jan. 8, 2020

We have been notified of a scam from someone named Jose Pino or Pino Jose using the email address silojay55@gmail.com

For safety, do not post your email in your ads. We require users to register before contacting sellers, but this person appears to be targeting users who have their addresses posted publicly off site. Please ignore any contact and as always be cautious in your online dealings.

EXAMPLE EMAIL RECEIVED:

> From: Pino Jose
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> How are you doing and hope this message finds you well .
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> Sorry for my late reply.
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> Am glad to know that you still have the horse and ready to sell.
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> I'm Jose Pino lives in Brooksville Florida, married with 3 children , 2 girls and 1 boy.
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> I'm presently right now in London , United Kingdom on an official assignment so won't be able to come down to check the horse out but I believe all you've stated in the mail.
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> I promise you that we are going to take good care of the horse when with my family and promise to keep you updated with horse life and send you pictures of the house with my family time to time.
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> Understand that I'm willing to pay the price .
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> I'm going to give you an extra sum of $50 to take more good care of the horse and extra sum of $50€ to make sure you keep other buyers off and $30 to delete the advert from the web and tell any other buyer the horse is sold.
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> I want you to know that I have a private pet agent that would handle the horse collection after you have confirmed to have received the money for the horse firstly.
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> I believe I can trust you and I would like you to assure me that our transaction would be based on trust which as I have assured you that the horse is coming to a good place, nice, caring ,loving and happy family .
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> Be rest assured the horse would be treated more than you did :) Trust me !
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> We would be supporting the horse financially and morally aspects as well.
> I hope i can trust you to reserve this horse for me ,keep other buyers off and delete the advert from the web.
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> About payment, spoke with my banker and will send you a certified bank check for the horse payment and when you receives it , kindly have it deposited to your bank account for it to clear firstly and once the money is credited , further arrangement for collection would be made.
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> If yes, kindly reply with the details as needed below for the payment to be remitted :
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> Your full names as to appear on the check...
> Full Physical Mailing Address(NO P.O BOX).......
> State & Zip-Code..........
> Cell Phone Numbers........
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> Understand that the horse will be given much love and treated as a member of the family and will also be given much attention love , care and shown great affections.
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> Should you need to prepare sale contract , below is my info :
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> Pino Jose
> 27147 Simona Avenue
> Brooksville 34602
> FLORIDA , USA.
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> Thanks and waiting to read from you.
>
> Jose.