Kittenfindsa.com

If someone's advertising a bargain on a purebred pet, it's probably a scam. If they are linked to Kittenfindsa.com then it IS a scam.

October 20, 2019
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Who are Kittenfindsa.com?

Kitten Find South Africa

Kitten Find South Africa, http://Kittenfindsa.com, www.Kittenfindsa.com

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Phone number used: NOT KNOWN, Please add to comments below
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Physical address used*: NOT KNOWN, Please add to comments below
*Scammers use a physical address to appear more legitimate. The address will have no connection to the actual scam as they will be an innocent third  party

Individuals who are looking to buy a kitten kitten online are being targeted by scammers. These criminals have created a website called Kittenfindsa.com in order to look legitimate.
They post adverts on community websites advertising kittens.

After you contact the scammers about the kitten, the scammers state that the kitten needs to be transferred to their area and that requires an upfront payment. The prefered payment system is Moneygram, Western Union or Walmart to Walmart but they will accept any form of payment including bitcoin, iTunes vounchers or bank transfer.
Do not think that you can trace them if they use bank transfer as they will often use a “mule” who is not aware they are part of a scam.The down payment is then sent via wire transfer. The scammers then ignore your calls and emails or will contact you and tell you that something else has come up and they need further payment for the delivery of the kitten.

These criminals are happy for you to give them your Credit Card details which they will later use to empty your account. Of course once you have given them your credit card details they will demand that you pay by wire transfer!

Kittenfindsa.com will claim to deliver the kitten using a Fraudulent Delivery company which is actually another scam website they set up in order to steal your money by charging for non existent delivery, a air conditioned travel crate, medical insurance for your kitten as well as multiple other fees.

To see more scam websites involving kitten kittens have a look at Kitten Kitten Scams.

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Kittenfindsa

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Who registered Kittenfindsa.com?


Kittenfindsa.com was registered on August 19, 2019 with ENOM, INC. .

It was registered using the following details:

Name:REDACTED FOR PRIVACY (EMAIL ADDRESS NOT KNOWN)
Address:REDACTED FOR PRIVACY,
REDACTED FOR PRIVACY,
Gauteng,
REDACTED FOR PRIVACY,
South Africa

These details are correct as of today (August 28, 2019) but the name and address could possibly belong to an innocent third party if the domain was registered using a stolen credit card.
Kittenfindsa.com was registered using the email address EMAIL ADDRESS NOT KNOWN.
It was registered 9 days ago. on August 19, 2019  and expires August 19, 2020.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started August 19, 2019 and does not plan to be using the website after August 19, 2020 as it has only a 1 year registration.

Would you trust these people enough to pay them money?


How can I shut down down a website?

Kittenfindsa.com was registered with the domain registrar ENOM, INC..
ENOM, INC. have an email especially for domains that break their terms and conditions. Setting up a website with the sole intention of stealing money is definitely against ENOM, INC.s Terms and Conditions!

To send an abuse report to ENOM, INC. please click the red button below and complete the email to help shut down Kittenfindsa.com!

Send ABUSE report Now

If you have any further information please post it in the comments section below. We are particularly interested in names, email address and phone numbers used by these scammers.

What to do next?

As well as reporting this to the Registrar it is very important to report this crime to your local Law Enforcment. We have compiled a list of Law Enforcement agencies worldwide.You can find a link (here) as well as reporting wire fraud using money transfer agencies (here).

If you live in the US it is important to report this scam to the BBB. Click here to see why. As well as the Better Business Bureau you should report this crime to the Federal Trade Commission. See Here

One Response

  1. they use the number +27 78 368 86119 They did not take any direct phone calls but allowed the phone to ring continually. However they answered whatsapp messages made to the same number immediately using it to send both messages and photos. When I asked for an address they gave me 139 Groenpunt Way, Keidebees, Upington. They are using the following bank account which is under the supposed name of a Mavereen Basson, Account no. 62823134482 branch code 250655 (universal branch code) They did not send SMS messages at all. They use a few bank accounts it would seem and prefer cash deposits but will take EFT payments. It would appear that they dont have a credit card payment facility.
    I asked for additional photo;s which they sent. When I remarked that some of kittens looked a lot older than 9 weeks they were quite “edgy” with me (the photo’s they sent included some of adult cats). Basically I strung them along with messages hoping that they would make a mistake which they did. I then did I search on petscam and found them listed there. Basically they have a fairly good website but they use a gmail address and have no addresses etc. Nothing can be validated. I have followed their website for more than a week and noticed that there have never been any changes to the photo’s of the kittens they advertised and that all the kittens offered for sale are 9 weeks old continually – even when some of the photo’s show kittens much younger than that. When asked they confirmed that their website was up to date….and yet there had been no changes from the time I started looking at it.
    They use a Christian passage out of the Bible as their status on whatsapp ! Fortunately I did not fall for this scam. Your website was the confirmation I needed. Thanks very much.

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