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An Unfortunate Situation Or Live And Learn

Posted by Comstock Lode , 20 August 2008 · 4,574 views

Update 1-14-2012 Carla Wardlow is active on Facebook and has been try to purchase horses . My story is just a footnote on the scams that have gone on . Please read the comments below for more information on horses being repossessed for non- payment and also search this site for more information . My friend has never received a refund and Carla has actually tried to "friend" her on Facebook . Be very careful when dealing with this woman .

Current ( January 2012 ) thread here on ABN http://forums.arabia...eltic-arabians/

Updated info - new web site . As of 11-10-2008 my friend has not received any refund .

Normally I steer away from conflict or controversy but I feel fairly strongly about this and have put some thought into writing about this experience before deciding to do it .

Back around 6 months ago there was an auction organized to help an ABN member who had a family member who was very ill . The auction was not here on ABN but many members donated items and there was a thread about it in the Caf� . One of the items donated was a puppy . A friend of mine had been looking for this type and color of dog , she placed a bid on the puppy . My friend was surprised she won the auction with her bid which was low but there was no reserve . My friend sent the bid money to help buy the medicine and she was happy to be able to help.

She contacted the donator of the puppy, a regular poster here on ABN . She did ask me about this woman who I did not know but thought must be ok, she had donated to help out in the auction . The puppy owner told my friend to send $300 for shipping the puppy from Oklahoma . My friend promptly sent the money via Paypal . She didn�t hear anything from the woman for a couple days so she contacted the woman to find out when the puppy would ship . She was told the puppy died . My friend is a good and kind person so she believed the story and simply asked to have her shipping money refunded . This all happened within a week, the woman said she would send the shipping money back . Of course she never did and came up with many stories over the last 6 months why she didn't send the money back .

During this 6 months according this woman�s web site she has bought a new horse and she is often posting about horses for sale here on ABN . I felt partly responsible for my friend getting cheated out of her money because I told her about the auction and honestly pissed off someone would pocket $300 by taking advantage of this charity auction . I tried contacting the woman , I did not tell my friend but hoped the woman would finally see the light and give back the money . The woman was very rude and also told me a story about how she did not have the money . Here�s the thing , that money was sent to ship the dog , she must have quickly spent it on something else , told my friend some lame story about the dog hanging itself and then has strung my friend along for 6 months telling her she�ll give her back her money .

My friend is out the money and she could really use it to buy hay for her two horses, a 25 year old Arab gelding and a 22 year old � Arab mare . We�ve been friends for 15 years, in fact I met her when I ran an Arabian Horse Youth Group , she was one of my youth members . You could never meet a more honest and kind person . I can�t tell you how mad it makes me this woman took advantage of my friend and this auction . My friend said she will tell her story to anyone who might have dealings with this woman , including all the emails back and forth . Not much more can be done at this point other than let people know about this dishonest person . I will put anyone I see dealing with this woman in contact with my friend so they make an informed decision on dealing with her .

I'm saddened by this news, really. It seems their are toads around every corner. I too have come across a toad on this board. Maybe ABN can add a toad to all of the people you need to be aware of. ;) It sounds as though your friend will never see the $, which is wrong on so many different levels its beginning to piss me off too. I'm sorry for your friend. I'm really sorry for the puppy too, if there ever was a puppy. Some people... :mellow:
Comstock Lode
Aug 25 2008 02:34 PM
Tam at this point I don't think she will either. JMO but I think the woman sold the dog to someone else for more money . Not much we can do but let people know , like Ebay I guess .
Or you can tell me and they will be removed from ABN
Comstock Lode
Oct 05 2008 06:25 PM
Thank you Dean - I wasn't comfortable asking because I wasn't a primary party but feel responsible because Mishael wouldn't have bid on the puppy and lost $450 ( $150 for the bid + $300 for the shipping ) if it wasn't for me telling her about it .
I hope there is some recourse for the party who lost the money. Can he file a suit, or a complaint with Paypal, or the Better Business Bureau?Regardless, I believe this dishonesty deserves exposure.
Comstock Lode
Oct 09 2008 09:34 AM
Thanks Kay Mishael did try through Paypal but she had been strung along just long enough . Mishael was more than happy to donate the bid money $150 and has no problem with that part of the auction at all . Before posting about it here the actual auction ladies and even the ABN member who's husband the auction was to benefit also tried to help get the money back . In this situation there really isn't any recourse other than letting people know so they can make informed decisions about dealing with this person .
Ha ha, was I not surprised to hear about this! Waussies, Carla.. Purchased a horse from me last March. She convinced me to send the horse to her and she will have it paid for in 4 large payments. She did send a deposit, so I figured she wasn't just jerking my chain. Soooo... I had the horse shipped out there as she seemed really excited to have the horse there and hey, it was less feed for me, right? Well, months and months of no payments and people calling me saying the horse was starved, we repossessed the horse. COMPLETELY SKINNY and MALNOURISHED. Had to go to Oklahoma and pick up the horse and bring it back to Iowa. We were not happy to say the least. We were fed MANY lies and then she proceeded to talk bad about us and try and turn our name into mud by saying we were being inconsiderate etc. Not to mention she tried to sell the horse to someone else while she hadn't even paid for her...
It is called fraud and should be reported. Fill out a police report.
Apr 03 2013 08:26 AM
She is back to trying to get on ABN.

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