we do not have any kittens or cats available at this time
As reputable Maine Coon breeders we strive to make your experience a rewarding one. This is an exciting time for you, and the anticipation builds each day you get closer to meeting your kitten for the first time.
These are some of the warning signs to alert you of a scammer.
1.Scammers can only provide you with very few pictures. They will be unable to provide you with photos of that kitten at various stages in its development. Pictures of our kittens are on our website and Facebook, under MaineVu Pedigree Maine Coons.
2.Scammers become irritated with questions.
Many scammer’s use only text messages. If you are actually able to talk with someone on the phone ask many questions. If you sense irritation let this be a sign to back away.
3.If the scammer asked for payment using Western Union, step away.
4.Scammers will offer these kittens at unusually low prices including ‘transport’ to your door. You will lose your money and never see your promised kitten.
5.Scammers will use the same pictures on different scammer websites. The websites will go off line for periods of time and you will not be able to access it.
6.Scammers use Facebook to set up fake pages with ‘Maine Coon Kittens For Sale’. These scammers also use random pictures of kittens that do not belong to them. The link to our official FaceBook profile is below.
7.Educate yourself and know the legitimate cat fanciers associations. Scammers ignorantly state that the kitten is registered with a ‘dog’ association. A legitimate breeder is knowledgeable of cat fancier associations in the United States.
8.Scammers lure you with the promise of ‘import’ kittens at prices that seem too good to be true, and they are. We have imported kittens from all over the world and know firsthand the expense of bringing a kitten to the US.
9.We have never nor will we ever sell our kittens on Craig’s List.
10.We typically have no need to advertise our Maine Coon Kittens because they are made available on our website under the “Kittens” tab. Most of our Maine Coon Kittens find their homes through referrals of those who already have a MaineVu Maine Coon, or from those who found our Maine Coon kittens through our website and have been placed on our notification list.
11.We do not cargo ship, so if you are told by someone pretending to be us, know that this is an impostor. We will meet you at the airport (ATL) with your new kitten, but we will not put one of our kittens in a crate and cargo ship.
12.We do not ask you to use Western Union or send a loaded credit card for payment or a deposit.
13.We can be found on FB (Facebook), Pinterest and Instagram. We are transparent and will not hide behind text messages.
14.We do not place cats with breeding rights.