Shop-Meds.com is an online pharmacy which claims to offer certified products and discreet shipping. We take a look to see if everything is above board with this pharmacy and if you should consider using them for your next order.
|Date of Registry||2016-11-09|
|Drugstore Name||Shop Meds|
|E-Check or Personal Check||✖|
|American Express, Western Union||✔|
Domain Name Information
A look at the domain name records for this pharmacy address shows that they have been registered with a Russian registrar since 2016. This is still fairly recent and this increases the chances that this is a scam enterprise.
We also find that they are using a domain name privacy service through their Russian registrar. This is a common problem with unreliable scam pharmacies, after all, they don’t want their customers to know who they are. The fact that they are using a Russian business to register the domain seems to suggest that it is most likely that they are located in that country.
When looking at the contact page for the site, we don’t find a Russian address as we might have been expecting. Instead, we find an address in Mauritius.
They give the company name as Allpay Ltd, a search for this business, however, doesn’t provide any evidence that this is a genuine business.
Checking the address seems to indicate another problem. Google Maps can’t find the address only showing a partial match. This may be because the address is wrong or perhaps Google has it wrong, we can’t be sure either way.
While the site is claiming that its products are certified, they don’t provide any indication that the pharmacy is working in accordance with any standards. This lack of regulation risks a number of different things for customers putting their faith in this drugstore. It could mean that your personal details aren’t dealt with in a professional manner or that the pills aren’t of high quality, but either way, this isn’t good.
When we look at the results of the review by LegitScript we can see that they aren’t in favor of the pharmacy. They give the drugstore their lowest classification of a rogue business.
Medication on Offer
The main categories of meds offered by this store include:
- Weight loss
- Pain medication
- Hepatitis C
- Women’s health
- Men’s health
The store does claim to offer some brand name drugs as well as the more reasonably priced generic alternatives. They do provide some information about where the pills are both manufactured and where they are dispatched from.
Though they don’t go into much detail about dispensing, only normally giving the EU as the location of dispatch. We, therefore, can’t confirm if this is done is a regulated way or not. Given what we have already discovered about the lack of regulation for this site, we would assume there isn’t any regulation in the dispensing of the pills either. This leaves customers open to mistakes which could put their health at risk.
Payment and Shipping
The pharmacy isn’t secured as you would expect and this creates a risk to customers. Any information you enter on an unsecured site like this could be intercepted by persons unknown. They will take payment through:
- Western Union
- Bank transfer
If you are in the US or Canada, however, they will not accept payment by credit card. They do also say elsewhere on the site that they don’t ship to the USA. So if you are in the US it is unclear whether you can order from this store.
More contradictions appear when looking into shipping. They say all the pills are manufactured in India, this is despite different information being given on the product pages. Which is correct? We can’t be sure but must assume the worst.
Shipping is expensive at $39 for airmail and $70 for courier delivery. When ordering the using the cheaper shipping option they will charge you double if you order more than 100 pills.
This pharmacy does feature Shop-Meds.com reviews on many pages of their store.
While these might be reassuring and appear to be genuine, they aren’t.
The comments are written in such a way that makes it clear that they haven’t been written by genuine customers. Whoever wrote these comments was trying to show that this pharmacy is a reliable store, giving comments about some of the features this site promotes.
This isn’t what you find from real customer feedback.
There are many problems with this pharmacy. From their fake address to the fake feedback and their contradictions about the pills they sell, there isn’t much to recommend this store.