Foster Rhode Island

Complaint: This company continues to defraud. I think this goes beyond this website to include at least puppies. I recently found an ad for FREE Maine Coon kittens in RI on this site. I was really psyched, but leery because it seemed too good to be true. None-the-less I responded to the ad. The next morning I had two emails from a Tomas Schaffer (–one with photos and one with a request for information about the home adopting. I responded. Meanwhile I found that the photo in the ad was a photo in Google images for a breeder in England; kittens were sold in 2010. After responding, I started to feel uneasy, so I started looking at the email more closely and these are the red flags that stood out immediately; 1. No such person as Tomas Schaffer in RI; 2. Lots of grammatical errors; 3. ad said 2 kittens, then emails show more, very confusing as to what was in the litter and what was available; 4. email stated puppies rather than kittens–like a cut and paste; 5. asked if car seat was available for a cat; 5. free, vetted, chipped, purebred etc.; 6. etc. After discussing with my daughter we did a search of the person’s email address. Surprise–this person is also selling puppies. At this point I knew that I would not be doing business with this person. This person seems to be selling many different animals–so the animals could not be hand raised in the home. Also one of the websites for this “seller”” is in a language I do not recognize. This morning I got another email from the seller and it stated: “”I am located in Richmond VA.. I would be happy if you can come to get the kitten. I am giving the kitten away for $500 with shipping $550. Waiting to read from you .”” If I were to guess English is not this person’s first language. Since when does someone give away a kitten and also charge? At this point

Tags: Internet Fraud

Address: I became suspicious of more than just this ad and started looking at others on the site. First the dates on ads are suspect–most are old

Website: but apparently there is some connection to puppies. I am also worried about pfishing. I have also filed a complaint with Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). I am considering filing other complaints. Even if is legitimate

Phone: so the kittens would be cats not kittens. Another ad listed the location as Atauga County in RI–no such county. There were just too many discrepancies to ist. Ads list a location and the “”actual”” is Richmond

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