I just received an email warning about a horse theft scam:
I'm posting this from a member of the upstate (SC) so that we can all be vigilant with our horses. If you have people who work for you at your farm, or family members, please make them aware to be very cautious. If they are approached, they should call 911 immediately. If anyone has any further information on this, please share it:
I just wanted to let you know about a scam going on in our tristate area. 2 people pull up to your farm and flash a piece of paper stating it is a court order and they are from the Humane Society and they are there to take their horses because they have not taken care of them properly. They pull up when they know the person in charge is not there and no one knows what is going on. They load up the horses and off they go. 30 horses have been stolen so far. They keep changing trucks and trailers so it is hard to catch them. Please let everyone know about this scam and beware!!!