Victim Location 32940
Total money lost $500
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Advertising ragdoll kittens. After they agreed to $300 price for ragdoll kitten, they provided address for pickup (presumably a randomly selected fake address: 4869 Montega Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22192) or could ship for $200 through pet shipping service.
Then they asked for payment through Zelle. I should have known better but I could imagine small time hobby breeder not having credit card processing. After transfer there were many more emails about them getting paperwork for shipping filled out. Called their number but it was a text mail account – another red flag. They were stating they would send with shipper but would not provide information.
Finally the scam became overly obvious. Received email from supposed shipper from another free email account address, [email protected] Called number to clarify, but it was another google phone number that forwarded to man with broken English. Shipper wanted me to lease a thermal electric crate for $900 which was supposedly refundable. Contacted jasmineragdollcatshome.com asking them to either ship kitten if it existed, refund my money, or have me file criminal fraud complaint. Nothing but radio silence since then.
You will note weeks later they are still advertising the same 14 week old kittens.