Not all online pharmacies provide real convenience. Most people are choosing online pharmacies because of numerous advantages, scammers are also taking advantage of the consumer’s demand. Before you purchase from an online pharmacy, it is important to check the website’s legitimacy first. We reviewed another online pharmacy, Online-Health-Pharm.com, and we think that this website is one of these online pharmacies that scam consumers. Here are the details on why this pharmacy is a scam.
|Date of Registry||2012-08-26|
|Drugstore Name||Online Health Pharma|
|E-Check or Personal Check||✔|
|American Express, Western Union||✖|
The domain was registered on August 26, 2012, and will expire on August 26, 2023. Though it has been registered for almost 10 years already, it does not mean that the website is legit. The only available information is the registrant’s address, which is located in Hongkong, and contact number. This website is possibly a scam since the name of the domain owner is provided, but the registrant’s information is hidden for domain privacy.
As we checked the hosting and IP history, it has already been changed five times in ten years.
Scamadviser recognized around 300 similar sites related to online-health-pharm.com, which mostly have very low trust ratings. These similar sites may also be a scam and should not be trusted. The online pharmacy also received negative ratings and has been identified as selling drugs to different countries which may seem fraudulent.
Though the website has an SSL certificate, it does not guarantee that you are visiting a legit website. Most scammers now use an SSL certificate to gain the trust of their possible victims.
The website also sells abortion pills without any prescriptions which can be risky to the health. This is common for websites that sell fake medicines.
According to their page, the online pharmacy is a licensed online pharmacy. However, further research should still be done to prove its legitimacy. The website says that the medicines on sale are approved by the Indian FDA since they are manufactured in India.
Regulatory Licenses and Authenticity
Online-health-pharm.com has been tagged as not recommended by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The online pharmacy may have failed to comply with their patient safety, laws, and standard practices of pharmacies. Also, it does not require a patient to provide a prescription for prescription-only medicine, which is already doubted.
Online-health-pharm.com is also not a Certified Canadian Pharmacy Association member. CIPA has only 63 online pharmacy members, and online-health-pharm.com is not one of them. Even the online medicines registry of the UK does not recognize the website.
It was also tagged as a rogue website by LegitScript, which means this website is fake and might scam you if you buy medicines from this online pharmacy.
The medicines are available on regular tablets and soft gels. Some medicines available from this online pharmacy are used for:
- men’s health
- pain relief
- gastrointestinal needs
- heart disease
- women’s health, and others
It also sells party pills as energy enhancers and boosters.
According to the website, the generic medicines that they are manufacturing are the same as the branded ones. They only differ in name, shape, and color, but the effect and manufacturing standards are the same.
Pricing, Payments, and Deliveries
The medicines are sold at a lower price than those in regular pharmacies.
The website accepts payments through debit and credit cards, e-Checks, wire transfers, and money transfers which is another red flag since it is uncommon for registered online pharmacies.
They ship the medicines internationally through EMS which takes ten days to deliver and through airmail delivery which takes up to 21 days if you have the tracking number, and up to 28 days if not.
Medicines are enclosed in normal envelopes and only the name and address of the recipient are stated.
Reviews and Testimonials
The testimonials posted on the website are very limited, having only six people who provided them feedback. There are no testimonials from a third-party website and the people who provided their reviews are from different countries.
If a consumer was not able to review the online pharmacy, it will not be reported and there will be more people who will be scammed. We recommend consumers not purchase any medicines from online-health-pharm.com since all the information is sketchy.