Internet Safety Tips – Beware of ONLINE SCAMMERS!!
Buying a Persian or Himalayan Kitten on the Internet in today’s World has become next to impossible with all the online scammers. One thing you NEED to know and REMEMBER. THERE ARE MORE ONLINE SCAMMERS THAN THERE ARE ACTUAL CAT BREEDERS!!!!
And NEVER EVER think you are buying a Persian Kitten for $700 or less on the Internet and having it shipped to you! If you think you have actually found one that cheap, the ONLY way you hand over the money is if you are meeting the breeder in person PERIOD!
We receive at least 25-50 calls and emails a day from people who have been scammed, we are sorry but can’t help you. They (the scammers) steal our pictures.
Scammers are out there everywhere preying on your desire to own a beautiful purebred kitten at a low-cost price!!
Be careful, be cautious, do not get scammed!
Scammers are out in FULL FORCE and they love to use our pictures to scam you!!!! Pleeeeease be careful! We are located in Unionville, Missouri. We have NO OTHER locations. If you are not sending your money to Doll Face Persian Kittens LLC, in Unionville, Missouri, you are NOT buying from us! PERIOD! Below is a list of actual scam sites. We try and keep up with the latest ones but new ones pop up every!!
It is sad that we have had to put a page like this up on our website but because we have one of the largest cat-related websites on the Internet (Over 1500 pages) therefore we are a major target for scammers who steal our pictures in an attempt to take advantage of your heart and scam your pocketbook out of hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars.
Online Scam Artists
Due to the overwhelming popularity of this website and the fact that scammers like to target us, we feel that its part of our job to discuss Internet Safety and warning everyone coming to this site about online pet scammers. Within this page, we give helpful tips and tricks to spot scam sites, falsified ads and give some insight into how scammers operate.
These horrifying people blatantly steal our photos, exact content, articles, and even our very own names, pretending to be us! In addition, they create quick and straightforward blogs, one-page websites, and use our photos for advertising kittens. Scammers will advertise our kittens (illegally using our pictures) on classified sites, and other advertising platforms for as low as $500 on up.
You know the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
Quality Kittens Are NOT Cheap!
Quality Persian and Himalayan kittens are not cheap or easy to raise, hence why most professional/experienced breeders charge $2000 on up for their kittens. This is due to the amount of time, effort, and money that goes into raising happy and healthy kittens.
We have posted this page because we want to do our part in trying to help people from getting scammed. We feel it is our duty to help protect anyone we can against online scammers who are looking to confuse and manipulate unsuspecting buyers, especially since these scammers continuing stealing pictures off our website! We do everything we can to stop them but since we have been in business for 31+ years we have more pictures than any other cat breeder in Google and as you can see we pour our heart and soul into our kitty’s and their photos so that makes us a MAJOR target of these ruthless scammers!!
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!!!!
We receive calls EVERY SINGLE DAY from upset people who have fallen victim to scam ads and fraudulent websites. In the end NEVER receiving a kitten, after paying hundreds sometimes thousands of dollars.
Past or potential customers will inform us of these online scams they stumble upon while browsing for a Persian or Himalayan kitten. When such activity is brought to our attention, we do our very best to have these ads and scam sites removed from the Internet. However, the amount of people out there doing these terrible things seems endless and honestly could quickly become our full-time job.
Things to Note
Below is a list of the most common mistakes and tactics most often used by online pet scammers. By keeping these in mind, hopefully, you will spot a potential scam ad or fraudulent website. By finding a much “cheaper kitten” you may run into loads of heartache when that darling kitten you *thought* you were purchasing does not even exist, and it was simply a picture that was stolen from an actual cat breeder’s website or off Google images.
Things to watch out for:
- NO PHONE NUMBER LISTED!!!!!!! NO E-MAIL ADDRESS LISTED!!!! ONLY A “CONTACT FORM”!!
- “Home Delivery” Many scammers will say they offer “Home delivery”! YES! THEY SAY THAT! They actually say they will deliver the kitten right to your doorstep! Who on earth would want a complete stranger off the Internet to come to their front door? It is one thing to go to the airport and pick up your new kitten or agree to meet at the airport in public but these crazy scammers try to make it sound so tantalizing they will say the kitten can be hand-delivered to your doorstep!! (They usually say the shipping process takes between 6-18 hours, they will ask for the name of “Receiver of the Kitten“.)
- They prefer doing communication via text message and email because they can not speak good English!!!!!! REMEMBER THIS FACT!!!
- Their preferred payment methods are: Apple Pay, Zelle Pay, CashApp, Google Pay or Money Order. Once you have paid any of these ways, you have no buyer protection what so ever!
- They never give out their actual physical location, or if they do, they are false locations. If you want to pay by money order, they will give you a PO Box address.
- Online scammers say they use a “shipping service,” or a “transport delivery service”.
- They have very small 5-8 page websites! THIS IS KEY! Pay attention to their website!! They toss together quick and easy websites that a five-year-old could build, these sites generally take less than an hour to build and usually have a have about 5-8 pages (Available kittens, About Us, Contact Us & Testimonials) Of course the “testimonials” are always fake and written by them.
- They will usually ask you several questions as though they care about where “their kittens” are going. These are some of their general questions:
-Are you a pet shop?
-Is your home and environment suitable for the kitten?
-Are you sure that you are going to take good care of our kitten?
-How soon will you be ready to make the purchase?
- Bookmark and watch their website for a few months, you will notice they change their cattery name every 6 months or less!
- If you suspect you are talking to a scammer – demand they send you a live video or Facetime of the kitten. See some of our live kitten videos HERE.
Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) ALL content and pictures on this website are the sole property of Doll Face Persian Kittens but that means nothing to them, they steal them anyway!
We have only one location, Unionville Missouri. First and foremost, during a transaction, customers will either talk to Trisha, Tracie, Tegan, or Ann Johnson only. Secondly, all kittens are shipped from Des Monies, IA, but may be subject to connecting flights and layovers. Doll Face Persian Kittens only ships to the lower 48 US states. Sorry, we do not offer international shipping. We do not sell our kittens with breeding rights, nor do we offer stud services. Though we do advertise our kittens on a multitude of different classified ad sites and breeder directories, we only have two websites we sell our kittens from. This primary elaborate one www.dollfacepersiankittens.com and our compact mobile one, www.persiankittensforsale.com
When posting our ads, we will always link directly back to our website, we also list our name and phone number clearly on each ad.
FYI – www.luxurypersians.com is a shorter, more compact URL that is also owned by us and will bring you to this website. It is easy to remember and can often be seen in our photos.
VERY important, if you come across any activity described above in which you do not believe it to be the work of Doll Face Persian Kittens, please contact us at the e-mail address below:
Our Email: email@example.com
Our primary website URL: www.dollfacepersiankittens.com
Our mobile-friendly URL: www.persiankittensforsale.com
Our phone numbers: (660) 292-2222 OR (660) 292-1126 (Mornings and evenings are best for us as we are usually caring for our kitties during the day.)
This first site (below) has been scamming TONS of people out of TONS of money!!! They have stolen not only our pictures but much of our content on our website! We are working with authorities to get this site removed but in the meantime BEWARE!!! DO NOT send money to these people!!! They DO NOT have these cats! This is NOT US! These cats are already in their new homes!! These are full-blown scam artists!!! It is becoming next to impossible to keep up with these scammers, we no more get one site pulled down and they have two more put up. If the links below do not work, they have most likely shut them down. We do our best to keep this page updated but we have other jobs, they do not.
Below is a list of active Cat Scam Sites BEWARE!!!!!!
“Passionate Persian Kittens” IS A SCAM SITE!!!!!!
DO NOT SEND THEM MONEY!!!!
They say they are located in Louisville Kentucky, this is their phone # 1 502-632-4372
Please Note: They have downloaded our videos from our YouTube Page and send them via text and email!
Take note of how they do NOT even have a phone number or email address on their website, only a sketchy looking contact form!!!
Persian Kittens Home – SCAM SITE!
(Watch out for this one, they change their name quite often!!!)
Happy Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
Heavens Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
Below is the contact information that we have received about Heavens Persian Kittens:
Paradise Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE! (They have changed their phone number and look of their website twice in the past two months!)
Starlight Persian Cattery is a – SCAM SITE!
Hildreths Cattery is a – SCAM SITE!
Newlife Persian is a – SCAM SITE!
Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
Lovely Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
Sky Mini Persians is a – SCAM SITE!
Royal Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
House of Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
Elegance Persian Home is a – SCAM SITE!
((Current List of Fraudulent Cattery Websites as of 5-30-2020))
There are just so many! It is next to impossible keeping up with them and we simply can NOT spend our day policing them all. Please be careful! Please do NOT send your money to anyone without speaking to them first, if the site looks sketchy, steer clear of it!!! If the person who answers the phone seems sketchy STAY AWAY FROM THEM and DO NOT SEND THEM MONEY!
All and all it really isn’t that hard to identify these scammers, look closely that these websites listed above, many of the details do not add up. Look at the background in the photos, none of them are the same, it’s not like the group of kittens were not even truly photographed at the same location, that’s because they were not! They are just random stolen pictures. So many little things like that. One of the websites even has an “add to cart”, seriously? Would you really buy a kitten off the Internet that way?
Never ever trust paid advertisements! If the cattery was truly long-standing and legitimate it would pull up naturally in search engines due to longevity. Paid advertisements are always questionable but especially true when involving animals.
If you run into a scam site where someone has scammed you out of money, please send it to us HERE and we will add it to this page so that others do not fall victim to these online predators. Many times these scammers take down their sites as fast as we list them up here, so it is hard to keep up.
Also, be very careful of Internet kitty brokers, they are everywhere and preying on their next victim.
What are Digital Pet Stores?
We all remember going to pet stores in the malls when we were kids and seeing the animals. The question was, where did those animals come from? The sad cold truth is, almost all of them were brought there by animal brokers who obtained them from unregulated puppy and kitten mills. As you have seen in recent years, most of these pet shops have closed and several of the actual cat and dog breeders made national headlines with the deplorable living conditions they were raising their animals in. Government guidelines disabled not only these despicable breeders but the brokers who played part in the animal trafficking of these helpless animals.
Now we are seeing a new trend in digital pet stores. Animal brokers who are buying cats and dogs from breeders in foreign countries, shipping them to the US, posting them “for sale” on websites and then selling them to YOU! Hundreds of animals passing through these animal brokers who simply run a small 5 or 6-page website. This sickening new era is sweeping across the Internet like wildfire. Be safe and avoid Digital Pet Stores. If you can’t speak directly to the breeder who bred your new family member, who are you dealing with?
Below is a list of active Digital Pet Stores BEWARE!!!!!!