Searching for a genuine Maine Coon (MCO) breeder can be a challenging task, as the popularity of the breed has led to a rise in scams and unethical breeding practices. Below is a detailed outline of potential scams and warning signs to watch out for when looking for an MCO breeder:

1. Fake Websites and Photos

2. Advance Payment Scams

3. Phishing Scams

4. Non-existent Kittens

5. Unethical Breeding Practices

6. Fake Pedigree Papers

7. Middleman Scams

8. Shipping Scams

9. Refusal for In-Person or Face-time to see the kittens.

10. Too Many Litters

Example: If they have 2 queens, you should expect 2-3 litters a year between those two provided they are doing great and recovering well.

Tips to Avoid Falling for Scams:

In conclusion, while the internet provides an easy platform for scammers to prey on unsuspecting individuals, it's essential to approach the process of finding a genuine Maine Coon breeder with caution, due diligence, and thorough research.


I myself as a breeder have also been scammed, however, this happened a few years back before we started to hate one another: 

Below are some handy links to help yourself and others keep track of bad situations or breeders: If you don't trust my links please feel free to search yourself for "Scam groups"