Exposing a scam online pharmacy that takes not only customers’ money but also their personal information. They sell unbelievably cheap medicine claiming that it’s generic that’s why it’s cheaper. GainMeds.com is an Africa-based online pharmaceutical company that offers big amounts of discounts using vouchers and free medicine with a minimum of $50 purchase for new users and offers free shipping through the company’s delivery service. These offers are unreal for such a small company and a small amount of purchase.
|Date of Registration||2020-04-29|
|Name of Organisation||Gain Meds|
|Licenses, Certificates and Approvals|
|Live Chat Option||no|
The website for the online pharmacy was initially registered on February 11, 2020. The website was then updated one month after its expiration date, which is February 11, 2021, one year after it was first registered. The majority of dubious websites were only registered for a year or possibly a few months before they vanished. Two months after its anniversary, this drugstore website abruptly vanished, raising suspicions. Now that it has been proven that this online pharmacy did defraud customers and steal their personal information, it seems more credible.
In addition, the website has over a hundred advertisements that, when clicked, take you elsewhere before you may use their website freely and make purchases from their online store. What’s notable about the aforementioned advertising is that practically everything on the click ads website is identical, particularly the web design of the home website, making it difficult to determine which is the real website where you can purchase the medication.
The owner’s email address was also used on other websites unrelated to the sale of drugs or pharmacies, which is the final and most suspicious aspect. Instead, some websites offer and sell different goods and services but also have suspicious looks.
We could not precisely know or find the actual business name aside from the site’s name. The business name GainMeds was, however, not registered nor validated by any licensing authority.
Because they were using a private server and different IP addresses, the owner’s identity was also kept a secret. However, we then learned that the site’s host is in China and that the operator lives in Ningxia, not Africa or any other part of the continent. Which makes it even more unlikely that this internet pharmacy is credible.
Approvals of Regulatory Authorities
They don’t offer any of the information below. Even the proofs weren’t on their website. Even the credentials that would have attested to their legality and the security of their clients were nowhere to be found.
Documents Required for Registration
To be registered, a product’s manufacturer must provide paperwork that demonstrates the product’s quality, safety, and efficacy. The product’s production and quality control procedures, clinical research reports, and international post-marketing study findings are among the documentation that is frequently requested. When a medication is accepted for registration, a registration number is given to it.
Look for a registration number on the medicine’s sales package to prevent buying an unregistered drug. A registered medicine must have the name of the product, the manufacturer, and the breakdown of the active ingredients on the label. On some medications, additional information may also need to be labeled, such as warnings, dose, administration methods, and frequency.
They “self-manufactured” the majority of their best-selling items, including over-the-counter medications and other medications. To appear legitimate, they also provide generic versions of widely available medications.
Their product is only available in generic and is sourced from around Africa only, including countries that are known to sell and manufacture counterfeit products, including medicine.
They feature prices that are unquestionably lower than the reasonable prices than those of the majority of internet pharmacies. Perhaps their prices are lower than typical since this pharmacy may be engaging in fraud and the production of fake medications.
Shipping and Payments
This online pharmacy does not take cash on delivery, which is a common method of payment for internet purchases. However, the site’s payment options were restricted to bank transfers, which is unusual and raises suspicions about the site because bank accounts are a target for fraud and theft in addition to the fact that they ask for your complete personal information.
Reviews from past customers are the essential thing to consider when ordering online. Most reviews we found on this site give it a 5-star review, which turned out to be all fake. They were all generated and similar to other related sites.
Every business needs trust to succeed. It is essential to show customers documentation and certificates. GainMeds.com, however, did not offer any benefits for the website as a whole. It has been demonstrated that this online pharmacy is a scam using the data accumulated during the research.
Based on this, the pharmacy was rated a 15% trust level.