Canadian-drug-shop.com is an online drugs store which operates warehouses in India and sourcing its drugs from India and Pakistan. As shown in the table below the website belongs to an illegal affiliate program. Although the website presents itself as a genuine online pharmacy, the analysis below paints a totally different picture; a potential online scam. The table below shows a summary of the website review.
|Country of origin of medications
|Countries where warehouses are located
|Website belonging to an illegal affiliate program
|Name of the affiliate program
|Phone numbers/customer support
|Cross-border smuggling addressed to the receiver
|Compliance with storage requirements during transportation (temperature, humidity and other factors)
|Risk of poisoning
Licenses, Certificates and Approvals
|CIPA, Canadian International Pharmacy Association
|HHS, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
|FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
|NABP, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
|LegitScript Legal List
|DEA, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
|EMA, European Medicines Agency
|PGEU GPUE, Pharmaceutical Group of European Union
|PharmacyChecker Verification Program
More Information About Website
|Check Order Status
|Shipping Cost (Standard airmail service)
|Shipping Cost (Trackable service)
|Safety Payment (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure)
canadian-drug-shop.com Coupon Code
|Yes. 5% discount for second order. 7% discount for third and further orders
Domain canadian-drug-shop.com - Whois
|Tucows Domains Inc., Toronto, Canada
|Host Master, Island Nevis
|Host Master, Island Nevis
|Host Master, Island Nevis
A search of the domain on scamadviser com shows that the site has very low trust rating meaning that it’s a high-risk site which is not safe for visiting. Moreover, as shown below the site is indicated to be based in the United States but may also be from Saint Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean.
The website has more than 300 mirror sites and may be related to numerous sites with low trust rating.
The website is registered under the name of a company called Canadian Pharmacy whose postal and physical addresses are unknown. Their registration details and status are equally unknown meaning that clients who purchase drugs from the website are doing business with a faceless counterparty.
Dealing with such counterparties poses a real danger in the event of any damage or loss from the consumption of their product since the customers may not seek legal redress due to the unavailability of the seller details.
Registration Status and Regulatory Approvals
We conducted a detailed research with the various regulatory and registration bodies to establish the registration status of the drugs store. Our research was extended to Canadian, American, European Union and other global institutions and agency. The image below shows our inquiry at CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
After a thorough inquiry, none of these bodies had any information on the online Canadian-drug-shop.com. Consequently, it is our conclusion that the online pharmacy does not have the necessary licenses, certificates, and approvals from the relevant regulatory authorities.
This is a major dent to their legitimacy claim. Without any tangible evidence of their registration status and compliance to regulation by appropriate bodies, it becomes extremely difficult for us to vouch for their authenticity.
Contrary to the behavior of most scammer pharmacies which offer a limited range of products, Canadian-drug-shop.com has an exceptionally wide product range as shown in the image below. This makes it appear, on the face of it, like a genuine online drugs store. But like most other scammer pharmacies, their most popular drugs, as indicated on their homepage, are the virility drugs and those which alleviate decreased sexual desire in women.
Efficacy of the drugs
Due to non-compliance with regulatory and registrations requirement and the failure to adhere to acceptable storage requirements during transportation, the efficacy of their drugs is questionable and this increases the risk of poisoning.
To aggravate the situation, our research showed a high risk of medication counterfeiting and possible cross-border smuggling addressed to receivers.
The online pharmacy operates warehouses in India and ships worldwide through either standard airmail service or trackable Express Mail Service (EMS) at a cost of $10 and $30 respectively. It is not possible to ship drugs by FedEx, TNT, or DHL.
It is worth noting that they do not comply with the temperature, humidity and other storage requirements necessary for the transportation of drugs. This significantly increases the risk of damage of drugs while on transit.
Although the website provides secure payment process through the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, and the website is accessible through HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), it has no proof of PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance. Therefore, though the transmission of the credit card data may be secure, the storage of the account information may be open to potential data breaches.
The website only accepts two major cards; MasterCard and Visa leaving out American, JCB and E-Check customers. Additionally, and unlike many other online pharmacies, this online pharmacy accepts Bitcoin.
On top of the live chat services, the online drugs store offers telephone and email support through contact details available on site. However, the website lacks facilities for checking order status online.
The website provides testimonial page which is populated with responses from happy customers. The page looks suspicious since all entries are positive praises for the drug store and yet there is no platform for customers to capture direct feedback on the quality of service provided by the website.
An online search for customer reviews and feedback bears no meaningful results and Scamanalyze.com reports that this online pharmacy has zero activity on social media as shown below.
The online pharmacy offers various bonus options including free pills for orders greater than 20 pills of some specific drugs. Additionally, they offer free shipping via standard airmail service for orders greater than $150.
Further, they offer a guaranteed 5% discount on your second order and 7% discount on third and subsequent orders. Moreover, they offer holiday and seasonal discounts like the 5% OFF Halloween discount available at the time of this review using the coupon code 5OFF on the billing page. Also, they offer a 10% and 5% discount on your next order.
From the above analysis, it is our conclusion that it is highly probable that Canadian-drug-shop.com is a scam. The lack of postal and physical address, the unethical behavior outlined above, lack valid licenses, certificates and approvals from relevant bodies all point towards an entity which is not ready to play by the rules.
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