ReliableCanadianPharmacy.com is an e-commerce platform for drugs prescribed for enhancing sexual health for patients suffering from the same. It claims to offer such products to address sexual health challenges faced by couples by offering inexpensive, generic pharmaceutical products online. Such a service would be an immense boon for patients who require the use of such products as at times it could be embarrassing to ask for such drugs at brick and mortar stores where there would be people who would discover what sexual health issue the patient faces. However, while there is a latent demand for such a service, this has spawned multiple rogue online pharmacies, which while promising to maintain user details confidential, attempt to cheat the users of their money. The site is an example of such a site for which there are sufficient reasons to believe that it is a scam.
|Date of Registration||2011-04-09|
|Owner Country||US, Barbados|
|Name of Organisation||Aceso Universal Ltd|
|Licenses, Certificates and Approvals|
|Live Chat Option||yes|
The domain was registered in April 2011. From the marketing information that is available on the site, it seems that the site is operating from Barbados. However, ScamAdviser has detected the site as based in the United States. Surely this seems suspicious, and one should be very wary of ordering items over the website because there is a high risk of being the victim of online fraud or recipient of fake or replica products.
As mentioned above, the website is based in the US, while the owner, whose identity is a secret, has shown his location in Barbados. A confusing aspect of the website is the source of the drugs that it sells. At different points, the pharmacy has mentioned International Online Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Service Company as the manufacturers of the drugs advertised on the website, which raises suspicion over the genuineness of the drugs sold over the website.
The pharmacy does not have any license, certificate, or approval from any of the regulatory bodies from whom such permits are necessary to operate in the geographies that it claims to operate in There is no permit that has been obtained from any of the bodies such as the Competition Commission of India, Pharmacy Council of India, Canadian International Pharmacy Association, US Department of Health and Human Services, US FDA, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, or Pharmaceutical Group of EU. According to the LegitScript Legal List, the status of the pharmacy is listed as rogue for failure to satisfy the Internet pharmacy verification standards that are set by the agency. Clearly, the operations of the online drugstore are illegal.
Products and Pricing
The prices that are offered on the website are very cheap, but this very fact, of products being under-priced to this extent, raises huge questions about the genuineness of the drugs. It throws a spanner around the source of medications, which is an issue already touched upon earlier in the article. To add to this, returning customers are offered a further 10% discount on all orders, and everyone is offered a 5% discount according to the special offer if uses a coupon code given on the main page.
Payment and Shipping
The site claims to accept online payments from Visa and E-checks. There is a doubt over the effectiveness of the mechanism, and there is an element of doubt as to whether the site is being used for conducting identity theft and credit card frauds.
Users don’t have the choice of shipping options as the pharmacy has only Standard Shipping worldwide. While it costs $9.99, it is trackable, and delivery takes between 7 to 21 days. As compared to other, more trustworthy e-pharmacies, the shipping charges are clearly very high, and even then, such orders could be held by customs officials if they fail to meet the requisite requirements.
The pharmacy has attracted several positive reviews on the website but we suppose they are not genuine and taken from other suspicious sites. However, reviews on third-party platforms could offer a more unbiased view, and unsurprisingly, on such platforms, the pharmacy has been pilloried for issues such as transaction cancellations and failure of other payment methods.
Clearly, there is sufficient reason to conclude that ReliableCanadianPharmacy.com is a scam. Operating without any legal approvals or a valid business permit, without registering its business name in any country, and the fishy payment methods, it is nearly impossible for the business to be genuine. That’s why we give this company a 35% trust level.