Hello, I’m in contact with someone from family sphynx kittens prices are really good, just wondering if anyone had bought or know anything about the site. They have some beautiful cats for sale: just wondering if it’s too good to be true.What are some blatant and obvious signs of fraud or scams have you read about or stumble upon? Have any tips to avoid fishy transactions and deals. I would love to know some pointers, feel free to share.
My mom and I actually almost got scammed from that exact website (anasphynx) as well back in December! Right away I felt it was too good to be true with her "50% off" and selling the kittens for $500 each as a Christmas special. I even emailed the TICA since her website claims that shes registered but they never responded to me. We sent her our license photo and were prepared to go to the airport to pick up the little angel! Once she asked me for a money gram I knew it was a scam... people are just terrible! Hopefully people will realize and not give away their hard earned money to be taken advantage of.I spotted 2 scammers already who wanted me to pay for shipping and not talk to them at all, asked very little info about me. Then today, found a website that looked too good to be true. She emailed me abd I asked where she was located, she said Virginia, i happen to live in VA as well. When I offered to stop by and meet the kittens, she stopped respondind. Sharing info so others dont get scammed. Here’s the email she sent me along with the site info that is still live, cant post link but its amysphynxkittenshome
Thank you for visiting our site and for your inquiry regarding our lovely Sphynx kittens for sale. We are familiar with this breed and have raised them over the years and we have made out time to properly educate ourselves on the breed to be of help to you as a prospective buyer. All our lovely cuddles are raised here in our home around kids and people.Very good for people who are allergic to cats with hairs.
They always sit with us on the couch and they enjoy meeting our guests quite often.They have all had their first and second set of shots implying that they are all vet checked and up to date on all shots and vaccines and are now ready and fit to move into new homes with their new owners with 1 year Health Guarantee certificate and Registration papers. 10-13 weeks is just a perfect age for re-homing.
We breed for the sake of experience and for the love of the breed so our fees are affordable enough for any pet loving family.They will be going for $500 Each.This is a cat which enjoys lavishing love on his human companions as much as they love the same treatment in return. Let me know your final choice of kitten on our website
and I will advice you on the next step towards getting the kitten in your home.
Where are you located?
Which kitten are you looking at?
Please get back to me for the next step.
Hi! What airline did you use? I am so nervous for my new baby to fly alone. I feel like I need to spend extra and fly myself out there to get her and then home.I am sorry you feel that way. I got my baby from a breeder in Florida and I live in Tacoma WA. My baby came to me safe, warm from an airplane. She still had food and water in her carrier and was warm as could be. And we have had her 4 days now and she fits in this family awesome. She was not scared of us at all. Lots of kisses and loves and she is our angle. Thank God we found such a great breeder that sent us an angle.
No scam alerts, however their page doesn’t include health/care information, kitten contract, about us, or really anything other than kittens with prices and a vague page of their breeders. Perhaps the owners aren’t very tech-savvy, but if your contact them and they don’t have a kitten contract or show proof of HCM scans for their breeders, then I say scam! Regardless if you ‘actually’ receive a kitten from them, health records, scans, and contracts are a crucial part of running a proper cattery. There are plenty of reputable and responsible breeders out there. Search around the Lair for sphynx you like in the media section, and ask for people to PM you their breeders’ names. Happy searching!Can someone please tell me if platinum Sphynx is a scam
Yes I’m about there sick to@Bailey21 I'd be SICK if I were scammed, especially when I saved my hard earned money for months and get my hopes up.
I think the breeder's Facebook page may be a good place to look. I went as far back as I could with her history in breeding and it shows who her friends are in the industry and show world. It may(?) be possible to be scammed on this level too, but not as likely in my opinion as an ad online or the papers. You also may run into breeder with unsavory tactics that can be just as disturbing as being scammed. Overall, search, search, search before giving up your precious money and open heart to your next family member. It's so easy to jump in head first when you're excited about being a new owner