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 $500 – $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 tons of phone calls and emails every day from people who have been scammed by fake websites. These websites, look authentic, but the pictures are stolen from Google images. These ruthless overseas scammers toss together a quick 5-7 page website, slap up some stolen pictures, pick up a $20 prepaid track phone, and bam, they are in business! They prefer to conduct the kitten sale through text messages or emails since they do not speak good English.
Scammers are out there everywhere preying on your desire to own a beautiful purebred kitten at a low-cost price!! They know you will fall in love with the cute pictures and not even question if they actually own the kitten in the picture. They are fast talkers and want to move the sale along quickly.
These scammers are out in FULL FORCE not only during the holiday season but all year long. Nearly 80% of the people who contact us have already been scammed once or twice.
Our website is over 15 years old, so we have produced a lot of kitten pictures throughout the years. These scammers target us and use our pictures to scam people, therefore, we have created this page to help expose them.
On, this page you will find a list of all the fraudulent kitten websites we are aware of. We have taken a screenshot of their website and will list their so called “cattery name”. Though we have several listed, there are new ones that pop up every day, so please be careful. You know the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
Additional tips on what a scam site looks like and how to spot one can be found by clicking HERE.
Tips to spot a scammer
Below is a list of the most common signs of a scam site as well as tips that you may be dealing with an actual online scammer.
No location listed on their website. If they live in the United States, they should be able to tell you what state they live in.
If they do have a phone number listed, it will lead to an automated Google Voice Account or Text Mail Subscriber where you will be directed to leave your number and the scammer will call you back. You will not hear a real human voicemail!
“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!!!
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.
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 take less than an hour to build and usually have about 5-8 pages (Available kittens, About Us, Contact Us & Testimonials) Of course the “testimonials” are always fake and written by them.
Bookmark and watch their website for a few months, you will notice they change their cattery name every 6 months or less!
This first site (below) has been scamming TONS of people out of TONS of money!!! DO NOT send money to these people!!! They DO NOT have these kittens! 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.
Below is a list of active Cat Scam Sites BEWARE!!!!!!
DO NOT SEND THEM MONEY!!!!
Top # 1 Online Pet Scam Site for Kitten Buyers
Always be cautious and pay attention to these types of tricks they use to fool you!
WOW!!!! They are back!!! They just changed their name AGAIN!! Now they are “Round Face Persians“! Same looking website, different name, and different website address. Be careful people, these are some hardcore scammers that will not stop!
Round Face Persians is a – SCAM SITE!
Friendly Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
“Passionate Persian Kittens” IS A SCAM SITE!!!!!!
Happy Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
Heaven’s 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!
Sky Mini Persians is a – SCAM SITE!
Maya Cattery is a Scam Site!!
House of Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
Elegance Persian Home is a – SCAM SITE!
Mini Persian Cattery is a – SCAM SITE!
Lovely Persians/AKA Purrfect Persian Kittens is a – SCAM SITE!
AKA – Round Face Persians – AKA – Purrfect Persian Kittens
Davis Dollface Cattery is a – SCAM SITE!
Ngassa’s Cattery is a – SCAM SITE!
Exquisite Persians is a – SCAM SITE!
Rachel’s Kittens Breed is a – SCAM SITE!
((Current List of Fraudulent Cattery Websites as of 12-20-2020))
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.