FillRxPlus.net is an online drug store based in California, United States and is mainly a drug supplier of a wide range of medications. The website not only offers medication but also provides services like 24/7 patient consultation. However, the website is a self-proclaimed advertiser of said services and there seems to be no verified proof or certification that conforms to the claims. Therefore, the website stands on all the labels of a rogue pharmacy. We will discuss more as we move further into the investigation.
|Date of Registry||2014-10-13|
|E-Check or Personal Check||✖|
|American Express, Western Union||✖|
According to the data collected from Whois.com, this pharmacy was first registered on 13th October, 2014 but the domain registry was updated on 1st July, 2022.
We are well aware that third-party domains that belong to fraudulent websites have less than a year to their expiry until they have to be registered against a new domain altogether. To prove this, one can notice the expiry date of this registered domain which is 13th Oct, 2023; less than a year from now.
This user interface is based in California. For any business information, the following credentials are required to be fulfilled: Business name, Owner name, Business staff, data and details.
This business is hidden under multiple layers of anonymity. As we know, anonymity is the key feature of a scam business platform/ website. The aforementioned details are hidden and/ or away from open access. The attached picture shows the anonymity.
Authenticity is the prime objective of any business platform. Despite other flaws, we did find the domain unique to this website. Only the “.net” domain is linked with this business website and all other domains are not available from the same server.
Online pharmacies are governed by legitimate boards and authentication platforms that provide them with validity for the safe and secure distribution of medication. These platforms include CIPA, NABP and LegitScript. We cross-checked this website against these trusted sources to see its extent of trust and rogue criteria.
LegitScript claimed that this pharmacy is indeed a rogue one because it does not adhere to accepted standards of medical and/or pharmacy practice, including standards of safety and ethical distribution. On the contrary, a thorough survey found that this website is trusted by Trend Micro and checked for malware and phishing by Flashstart.
After the above discussion and further proof, it is safe to say that this pharmacy holds no valid proof for CIPA registration and thus offers a high-risk and unsafe online fraud open for customers.
Products and Pricing
Analysis of the homepage and remaining content reveals that the website is a major seller of drugs for male health. The best-sellers are the most commonly used PDE-5 inhibitors for this purpose. Further, to validate the scam, the website also sells other drugs. These include antiepileptics, antivirals, antiasthmatics and drugs indicated for gastrointestinal diseases, hair loss and men’s health.
All drugs are sold in their generic form to avoid any taxation. This, however, risks the safety of the medication. The drugs can be out-dated or simply pharmacologically inactive and/ or toxic.
There are different prescriptions available for different indications (disorders). These drugs are sold at a discounted price than the usual market price to attract customers and engage more traffic.
Moreover, the website guarantees the supply of 2 Free Pills with every order.
Payments and Shipping Methods
Even thou the customer interface seems doubtful, the payments and shipments servers are secure for safe transactions. This website offers payment methods that offer “money-back services”. Online shopping features were detected (use our shopping scam checklist). Lastly, we found a valid SSL certificate (source: Xolphin SSL Check).
Customers can make their payments via MasterCard or VisaCard.
Regarding shipping, the website offers shipment in two ways:
- Registered AirMail
- EMS Courier shipping
Furthermore, the website offers free shipping via airmail on the order of at least $300 and above.
The pharmacy homepage mentions that the delivery time is subject to shipping addresses as well as national and religious holidays, and may vary from one order to another, though usually, it takes 2-3 weeks for the order to be delivered via Registered AirMail and 5-7 business days for Courier shipping.
All the reviews were found to be positive and praised the company’s success and efficiency pointing towards customer reliance and satisfaction. However, it is extremely unlikely of a pharmacy website to have no negative remarks or critiques. Human errors leave no space for this website’s effectiveness which in itself seems suspicious and out of ethical values.
From the reviews, it is clear that the reviews are all fake and computer generated. Websites like MyWot.com and Trustpilot.com do not contain any reviews for this website.
Any business model deems its progress through its clientele. Customer satisfaction and the development of trust should be the first and foremost objectives of a pharmaceutical company. This drugstore failed to gain trust via its unprotected third-party interface.
The trust level was calculated via Scamadviser.com and it proved to be only 1%. We advise that customers do not buy from this drugstore to make sure their own safety. Discounted safety seems like an appealing concept but it is indeed not safe at all.