Hot-Med.com claims to be operating for over 15 years now after launching in 1992. Their products are developed keeping the demands of their customers in mind while following all the health guidelines laid out by the various authorities. They only sell products approved by the WFDA and also offer 24×7 customer service as well as fast shipping of all orders to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Here is our review of the pharmacy that will give you a good idea about the pharmacy’s product quality and whether they are safe to use or not.
|Date of Registration||2019-01-14|
|Name of Organisation||unknown|
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|Live Chat Option||yes|
Even though the pharmacy claims they are operating for over 15 years, its Whois details strongly dispute the claim. In fact, the data shows the domain has been operating since 14th January 2019 and will continue to operate till 14th January 2022. Therefore, their claim is a big lie and they are only 22 months old. The website although loads very fast, the layout is very poor, unprofessional, and you need to navigate the website in detail to find out most of the essential details.
The pharmacy received only 1 trust score from the ScamAdviser as they uncovered several glitches in the pharmacy’s operation. The owner is redirecting all the essential information including their identity, organization information, and their physical address via a paid privacy service to maintain their anonymity. The worrying thing is the origin of this business is shown as Russia, a high-risk country associated with several online scams in the past. The phone number given above is fake and the live chat option is only providing pre-taped answers to the questions we asked.
The pharmacy is flagged by the NABP as not recommended as they did not meet the required criteria for approval. It is also not affiliated with CIPA means the pharmacy has no legal permission to sell drugs and other medical products. Furthermore, LegitScript gave the pharmacy a rogue appraisal as they found low-quality drugs and other medical equipment in the pharmacy.
Unfortunately, the pharmacy does not cover all the major diseases and conditions and also does not have a massive inventory of all their products. Some of its popular drug categories are:
❋ Acidity, Asthma, Antibiotics
❋ Blood Pressure, Diabetes
❋ Herbals, Pain Relief
❋ Quit Smoking, Weight Loss
No prescription is needed to buy their products which is another cause for concern as they might try to sell poor and expired drugs to their customers.
Although the pricing of their best-selling drugs looks quite cheap, it is also a good indicator of their quality. There is no way these are genuine drugs with approval from concerned authorities. Instead, these are likely counterfeited drugs of the original items sourced from developing nations without paying the required taxes and various duties levied on them. The pharmacy claimed their products are WFDA-approved, but no certificates from WFDA were available on their website suggesting the claim is fake.
No information available about their payment options on their website, but we can safely assume they will accept all the major credit cards from Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, Discover, etc along with E-Checks at the checkout. There are no SSL certificates on the website from reputed vendors – GeoTrust, McAfee, etc. This means you will likely face identity theft and other risks during checkout on the platform.
The pharmacy uses International Delivery Service which will deliver the parcel within 25 to 60 business days and will cost $29.95. It does include the weekends and the international and local holidays. If your order did not arrive after 30 working days, you can order a reshipment. In that case, you will pay all the delivery charges levied on the order.
The pharmacy does not have a testimonial page where we could read the experiences of their past customers. Those reviews could provide a better idea of what to expect from the pharmacy and the quality of its products. Unfortunately, the situation is no different in TrustPilot where no Hot-Med.com reviews are posted currently.
The pharmacy looks like another scam that originated in Russia. We did not find any evidence that says the pharmacy is genuine and not a fake one. The pharmacy satisfied all the parameters of a rogue pharmacy and hence, we are not recommending this pharmacy. If you were planning to buy any of their drugs or other medical products, then you should better abandon your plan to protect your health.
We give Hot-Med.com a 10% trust level based on our investigation.