How to spot a fake or scam online pharmacy
There is no easy way to spot a fake or scam online pharmacy. The idea behind these pharmacies more often than not is to completely blend in, to look like a completely legitimate online pharmacy. Not only do they look like regular online pharmacies, but sometimes more sophisticated pharmacies go to lengths to create fake user reviews and highly-controlled forums, promoting their own scam pharmacies and deleting the rest.
One good way to check whether an online pharmacy is legitimate, is to check one thing they cannot fake: genuine customer satisfaction. To check real customer reviews and feedback, a neutral website is needed. One of such websites is Pharmacy Reviewer, which offers a big, open forum and a blacklist section and is completely open about where it receives its revenue to pay for moderators, server and administration.
The blacklist reviews section of Pharmacy Reviewer can be found here: Pharmacy Reviewer Blacklist Section
It features reviews on some of the most popular scam/fake online pharmacies. However, it is not possible to cover all of them, as many of them are constantly shifting and changing their domains and covering their tracks.
However, there are common patterns to the sites blacklisted there:
• Unrealistic pricing. When the price is several times lower than on other online pharmacies, it could be because their medicines are fake or they do not actually provide the medicines they offer.
• Fishy customer support. While not necessarily a deal breaker, not responding, bad English skills, making excuses and not providing concrete information are often bad signs.
• Offering penis enlargement pills or similar doubtful solutions is a sign of a pharmacy that is not to be taken seriously.