I found the website online, claiming to have Bengal kittens for sale, with pictures, terms and conditions, phone number and submission form on the website! I submitted the web form enquiring about one of the kittens for sale. Received email back within few hours, with a sign contract for the kitten that I had to counter-sign and send back for the next steps. I did, and asked for the next steps. He asked for the payment - via Western Union or Moneygram… This was a red flag, so I responded that I need proof of identity before I can proceed. He sent a Massachusetts Drivers License (current), the name matching the Western Union recipient, which did not look dodgy. Going against my initial reluctance, I sent the $550 fee for the kitten via Western Union. The next day he called me, saying the shipping agent needed $350 refundable deposit for the crate and $50 insurance and the kitten will fly the same day. Bleeding heart that I was, I sent the additional funds. Then he sent an email that he is very embarrassed and frustrated but the airline needs another $315 for a permit security, also refundable. At this point I was fairly sure I've been had, so I questioned further and asked for the details and contacts of the shipping agent, so I can speak with them, or I am canceling the transaction and want a full refund. He didn't answer and I called him the next day… He said he didn't give the details because it is pointless, the shipping agent is a big company and will not disclose any information or discuss the case etc, and that he will be canceling the flight per my request and collect the kitten back from the airport. I guess the last part got to me, pity for the "kitten waiting all of that out held at the shipper" and I sent the remaining $315. The next day he cashed the last Western Union and texted me later in the day that the only direct flight to my area is on Thursday (August 3, 2017), so he will contact me then with the flight details. This is the last I heard of him. I texted him on Thursday asking for the flight details, no response; I called him later that night, he no longer answered my calls; I emailed him, no answer; I called again - after ringing for a while, he rejected the call! So, obviously, I was scammed. I am sharing this with the hopes that other people see this before they get scammed, as this one is quite elaborate and prays on victims compassion and emotions.Show more...
My money back, or the kitten delivered, healthy and in good shape, although by now I am sure it doesn't exist. Kitten's name is Tirez