A couple working together from Wales are visiting yards with a story that they are sourcing quality show jumpers. They come and view the horses on the pretext that they are looking to buying a horse for a very well off client who has given them access to an open cheque. Their story continues when they inform you that they have sourced horses for this client before.

They are both very convincing and at the time of their visit seem to be genuine. We only became aware that this process was a scam by minor discrepancies in what they said during separate conversations.

Upon further investigation it appears that they are both very well known in Ireland as well as in Wales and Cheshire. We believe that one of them has been to prison for fraud and theft.

We have passed their details to Action Fraud.

Please be very careful.