Real Cat Scammer Story
Check out this story from a family who later adopted a kitten from us. They have shared it, hoping that it might help someone else avoid getting ripped off.
“The gist of it was, they were offering Ragdolls for $650+$70 for shipping. They even offered to drive the kitten directly to my house for no extra charge. But then I got an email from the “shipping company” with a lot of misspelled words. They said there was a complication, and I needed to “rent” a controlled air carrier for the kitten’s safety due to weather conditions. The rent charge was thousands of dollars, and they said they would refund 99% of the rent cost when I received the kitten.
Thankfully I got suspicious before sending them the extra thousands. I asked the seller to send a picture of the kitten with a sign with my name on it. Seller said they had already given the kitten to the shipping company. I called the “customer service” and gave them my tracking number, and the guy was saying the pet is safe, just send the extra money. Then I asked for a picture and he said it was a very big company, I couldn’t expect him to do anything specific about my one order. I asked for the contact number of the person at the company watching the kitten, and he just kept trying to tell me it was a really big company.
Anyway, that was probably too ramble-y, but it’s what happened. Suspiciously low price for a Ragdoll kitten, followed by a huge delivery cost that “would be mostly refunded.” When pressed, they couldn’t provide any evidence they actually had the kitten. Finally, the seller started frantically saying I needed to “trust” him.