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March 27, 2018
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Who are

Cats/ kittens for Sale and Adoption

Big Cat Cattery,,

Email used:
Phone number used: +17787611645
Names used: NOT KNOWN, Please add to comments below
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 is a website that was created with the sole intention of scamming people.
This website claims to sell pets but in fact they charge you for a pet that they never deliver.
They then claim to deliver the pet using a Fraudulent Delivery company which is actually another website they set up which steals your money for charging for non existent delivery.
This is not a website review of as they do not offer a service. They are criminals.



This screenshot was taken on 27/03/2018

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Who registered was registered on March 15, 2018 with, Inc .

It was registered using the following details:

Name: Domain Admin (
Address: 10 Corporate Drive,
United States

These details are correct as of today (March 27, 2018) but the name and address could possibly belong to an innocent third party if the domain was registered using a stolen credit card. was registered using the email address
It was registered and 12 days ago on March 15, 2018  and expires March 15, 2019.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started March 15, 2018 and does not plan to be using the website after March 15, 2019 as it has only a 1 year registration.

Would you trust these people enough to pay them money?

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20 Responses

  1. I am glad I found this page! I think they are now operating under The website says they are members of TICA and America Cat Fanciers Association and could not fi d them there. They also claim to be a closed cattery so no one can visit. They want money through walmart. Fortunately I googled the phone number and found this site.

  2. I came across another scam: Check out this site and you will see the same contact info and pictures of cats as Same f’n people.

  3. I did a reverse search on the Dublin Ct. address and it listed a bunch of people associated with it and then I did cross referencing and struck gold when I paid $18.95 for criminal records, current properties, etc. There are about 20 people associated with these 2 addresses and they’re all in on it i’m Sure. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is an inside person at the Wal Mart who cashes these people out. Just a thought…

    • Me too. I fell for the scam and knew after I paid my deposit and submitted my application, that I’d been swindled when they never followed up or responded to my Emails. Because they’re motivated by greed, I told them I wanted a second cat and they responded immediately. These mofos are going to get caught eventually and we can all file a class action lawsuit. Just a thought.

  4. My apologies. The best advice I can give is to call the fraud phone number on the receipts, which is 855.355.2145. Give them the reference pin, and they can tell you where the money gram was cashed. I called the store manager at the Roseville, MN and informed him of the fraud. I’m out 1285 dollars and we’ll probably never get our money back but I’m annoyed by how slowly they are getting things done. End of rant.

    • I fully appreciate that you must be furious. Thank you for posting the number.
      As you have reported it to the police it might also be useful to let people know which police station. That way all reports can go to one police force who can create a bigger picture.

      • There are 3 departments who are aware, Roseville being one of them. The two others I am not entirely sure of. They’re both St. Paul addresses of two people who are related to one another but they’re in different parts of St. Paul. The one I know of for sure is a north district based on the police officer’s Email address. The second one, I don’t know. I haven’t looked up a map of the streets to see what district they’re in. In my research I’ve also found that this group of people appear to use the names of deceased German people. Eckhardt Wilhelm was the name of the guy I dealt with. I knew they weren’t German because the name should be Wilhelm Eckhardt. If I am wrong about these people and they are victims themselves, I will have no problem apologizing. However, no one denied it when I called them out on it. When I said I wanted my money back they said “in your dreams”. We’ll see about that.

  5. They redacted the names and contact information I listed in my comment. If you’d like more info, Email me at *********.

    • Hi Becky,
      There are two possible outcomes from publishing names of who you believe the actual scammers are:
      1. The names you are publishing are innocent third parties and you are incorrect in your suspicions.
      2. By publishing the names BEFORE they are convicted you may be seen to prejudice any investigation. In this case, if guilty, the scammer could go free.
      Please feel free to give the contact details of the St. Louis and Roseville, MN police station so that other victims can contact the police there as well. This would add to any case they may be building and result in a longer sentence if all of their scams are taken into account.
      If the scammers are arrested and charged I would love nothing better than to post their names in BOLD RED FONT at the top of this page!
      Paul Brady – Admin

  6. Never got my money but I called the police and gave them both addresses, names, known associates, etc. We’ll see what happens.

  7. Hi everyone. I was scammed a couple days ago but I think I found out who this bastard is.

    ********** (Details possible live case information redacted : Admin)

    I tipped off St. Paul and Roseville PDs hours ago but no one has responded. I told Faduma he has until 7 PM EST to return my money or else I’m going to start contacting the DA, local media, national media, etc. for every 5 minutes he’s late. I’ll keep you all posted.

  8. ^^^ As a follow up to my previous comment, I realized I didn’t fully include how we realized it was a scam.
    -Found this website, saw other reviews 🙁
    -The website does not show up in a google search unless you type in the specific address. Ex. If you look up Bigcat Cattery, page will not come up (for me at least)
    -Testimonies on the page are very similar in format, appears to be written by the same person!!
    -Most breeders do not have that many kittens available! If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also price is cheaper on the website than many other breeders.
    -We asked for a picture of the kitty with a spoon next to him for size reference and they immediately stopped responding. Responses were very quick before that. Good indicator that the images were from google or some other source and they do not really have the kittens.

  9. Our family has recently been searching for a Maine coon kitten, and we came across a website posted as an ad. The scam breeder website is: We contacted them for information about the kitten we wanted, they told us he was available and told us how much money to send. We decided to do a little more research before sending our money, and luckily we found this website. Bless this website, it saved us from sending the money. As you can see, there are two reviews of other people who have been scammed. The address the breeder gave us associated with the money is the same as the one both reviews listed on the scam alert website; however, the name the breeder gave us is different than the one they gave them. Please help remove this website. It is a filthy scam and we need to prevent this from happening to other people trying to get a kitten. Make sure you meet your kitten before placing a deposit or asking for photo of a random object next to your kitty to make sure it isn’t just an image they got off of google!

  10. I unfortunately fell for this and paid a Moneygram. The name is eckhard Wilhelm 306 Dublin ct MN 56001 cell number 218-975-7539. They text but do not answer at all and the email is They are quick to respond at first but after they get the money they go quite . I should of known better but they seemed legit. Please don’t let them scam you.

    • Actually, his real name is likely ********** (Details possible live case information redacted : Admin)
      I notified the police yesterday, so hopefully these are the people. There are multiple friends and associates linked to these addresses and they all have police records. If these aren’t the people, the scam is even more sophisticated than I thought. I will follow up with you once I have confirmation of whether or not these are the people, and I will give you the contact information of the officer I have been in touch with. I’m sorry this happened to you too.

    • Please read my comment below. The St. Louis and Roseville, MN police are all over this. I will keep you posted.

  11. BiGCATcattery and cat/kitten for sale. I contacted them today
    I have a kitten picked out. The following is the info they sent me. I was looking to see if they had a facebook page and found this. Now I am scared. I want that kitten so bad. He is just what I have been looking for, for a years now.
    Payment by Walmart. (Walmart2Walmart, to be done only at a walmart customer service)
    And they said it was safe to them ship the kittem for MO to MD by in cabin fight.
    Help What can I do or should I do? I was going to send them the money tomorrow.
    Below is the info they gave me.

    Receiver names
    First name: ALFRED
    Last name: BERNHARDT

    Address : 306 Dublin Ct, Mankato, 56001, MN


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