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May 25, 2018
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Our Kittens – Russian Blues Cattery

Russian Blues Cattery,,

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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 are advertising kittens for sale online. They use stolen credit cards and invent identities to defraud people shopping for a kitten kitten online.
In the first email, the scammer will ask all the right questions, putting you through the motions to prove your suitability: how would we care for our kitten, how would we train him, how often would he be alone?

Then the fraudsters emails will get shorter and normally keep to sms messages. This is because the first email is a template where as you are now dealing with the actual scammer.

The “breeder” will ignore any questions about their affiliation with any clubs or organisations, and questions about the kitten’s parents. The main focus now is convincing you to pay as soon as possible. The kitten will be shipped to you by the scammers perferred delivery company. There is no other option. If you insist on picking up your new kitten they will eventually agree. It makes no difference to them if you travel for 4 hours because they are not at the address they claim to be. 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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Who registered was registered on February 23, 2018 with NAMECHEAP INC .

It was registered using the following details:

Name: WhoisGuard Protected (
Address: P.O. Box 0823-03411,

These details are correct as of today (May 26, 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 3 months and 3 days ago on February 23, 2018  and expires February 23, 2019.

To look at it another way, this “company” only started February 23, 2018 and does not plan to be using the website after February 23, 2019 as it has only a 1 year registration.

Would you trust these people enough to pay them money?

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What to do next?

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14 Responses

  1. I was a little suspicious so I sent a request for more info on their website and got the following automated response:
    Thank you for contacting us about our kittens ” we still have them available and ready to go as soon as possible. We are asking $500 for each. They have great temperament and lovely personality. Our pets are 100% Europeans pedigrees. Our kittens comes up to date on shots and Worming from a licensed Veterinarian. they are 10 weeks old presently.
    They are all GCCF Registered, hips and elbows certified, Micro-chipped, potty trained, 100% domesticated and well socialized with kids, as well as other pets and animals. will have very strong bond with house hold members.And most importantly, they are HYPOALLERGENIC IN NATURE.
    However before we proceed further, We will like to know more about you.

    1-Where about are you located State and City?
    2-How soon you want the kittens?
    3-Past experience with kittens?
    4-How old are you?
    5-Do you have kids?
    6-Are you married?
    7-can we have your number?

    If you are local we can set up a day for you to visit us and pick up. Personal pick ups are appreciated but we always ask for a ($300) deposit per kitten prior to that and then fix a later date for you to visit us and pick up the kitten. Free shipping is available as well all over USA and Canada.

    Thank you for taking your time to read through this email. We awaits your respond. NOTE THAT YOU CAN TEXT US ON +15107660984 state the name of the kitten you wish to adopt so that we can respond to your text soonest


    It was the poor English (‘We awaits your respond’), plus the “free shipping” that verified his was a scam. No way they are going to sell a Blue for $500 AND provide free shipping. Plus the fact that they have all these kittens available while all the other catteries have waiting lists?

    As the saying goes, ‘if it sounds too good to be true…’

  2. Just bought the whole sad story of a family loosing their son to cancer and was promised a kitten. Please don’t have your heart broken by these horrible people and save your money. I just lost $500 . They use the same number +1 (510) 766-0984 and this time there name was Gaudalupe Rausch . I wanted “Kyle” .

  3. As soon you mention I’m an officer and have no issue with meeting in person they claim they can’t hold kitten anymore. ( I’m not)

  4. Thank you for this information. I was on the verge of falling for this scam. Fortunately, there was enough strange data (and lack thereof) for me to question before I went any further. Same cats on multiple websites. No phone, no address, etc. Thank goodness I decided to research before letting them steal my cash.

  5. Thanks to you I avoided sending money to Merwald Who told me they set up the cattery to honor their son who died from cancer and named it after him. I’m not sure of his name was Russian blues! Another reputable Russian blue breeder told me they never heard of them and never to send money by Western Union which is the only way they will accept payment. They said they are in Virginia yet provided the name Ryan Sanchez in California To send the money to. When asked who Ryan Sanchez was they said they can’t do everything and that’s their employee. +1 (510) 766-0984 Is the cell phone number that they insisted on texting through.

  6. welp $600 down the drain. It seemed so legit, until I got a called from some Indian with a broken English accent asking for $1,500 for a crate to have my cat delivered in. I certainly wish I knew and did more research before purchase. Don’t trust it please.

  7. I gave them my name, address, phone number, name of my vet, and other personal information to prove I was a good pet parent, then right when I was about to buy both Kathy and Kara, I was asked to wire the money via Western Union. My heart sank. I was so excited to get my kitties, then felt stupid and violated. Glad my gut feelings were corroborated via this report. They told me they were in Los Angeles and that the kittens would ship from LA to KY. They also told me they had a “free shipping” coupon that would cover shipping costs if I bought them before the coupon expired. Their emails were broken English and poor grammar. Do not send money to these con artists.

  8. Thank you for this report!! I, too, almost fell victim.

    Everything seemed very legit until the Western Union name and location did not match the email name and location where the kittens were. So, sad, that life has come to this.

    Phone number used 510-766-0984
    Location of kittens: Keysville, VA
    Location of western union: Los Angeles, CA

  9. I KNEW IT! I made an inquiry this weekend because of their posting and the more and more I emailed with them the more fishy it got. Now they are claiming to be located in Keyeville, CA. They were only willing to communicate with me via email, they demanded the deposit without any further information on their location or the kitten and even the way that they worded their emails was strange. Thank goodness for your website!!

  10. These people are in fact scammers. I fell for it myself but caught onto it while in the middle of transactions. Here are names, emails, phone numbers, and locations that they used with me for transactions and exchanges.

    Jordan Merwald
    Baltimore, Maryland
    (510) 766-0984

    “Cashier 1”
    Claude Thesing
    Ashburn, Virginia
    Zipcode provided: 20146
    (240) 624-0052

    “Cashier 2”
    Andy Martinez
    Los Angeles, California
    Zipcode provided: 90006

    Do not fall for this company. They will impersonate people, shipping companies such as FedEx, and will have fake “requirements” from made up departments in order to get more cash. If anyone else has dealt with these criminals then please submit full incident reports and turn your information over to the authorities. Thanks.

    • Thank you for this!
      Because is a direct clone on a genuine company we should get it shut down quickly.

  11. Now saying they are located in LA, California. Will only take Western Union or money gram. Saying cats are 1/2 price bc they are expecting another litter. Free shipping bc they have discount vouchers until 9/25/18.
    Notice no address on site & misspelled words. Phone number ‭(510) 766-0984‬. I almost just ordered “Kathy”.


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