DesktopDrugReference.com is an online pharmacy business which claims to be one of the leading Internet drugstores. They say that they have been operating for over 3 years and provide great customer service. Our look at this store, however, finds many problems which suggest not all may be as great as they claim.
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Domain Name Information
Website domain names which haven’t been registered for a very long time are naturally going to have less of a successful track record behind them. This site name was only registered in 2018 and this could suggest this pharmacy is more likely to be a scam than a site which has been around for ten years or more.
This domain was registered using a Chinese registrar and this indicates that the owner of the site is probably in that country. China is considered a high-risk country when it comes to medicine, because of the large amount of fake and counterfeit pills which are produced in the country.
Business Contact Details
The site has phone numbers for the US and the UK, but this doesn’t mean that the business is actually based in either of those countries. Anyone can get a phone number from a location where they aren’t based and redirect the phone calls.
A business address isn’t given on the site and they don’t supply a business name either. This is a common problem we find with scam pharmacies and shows that the owner of the site doesn’t want you to know who they really are. We are left to assume that this drugstore is operated from China as per the details found in the domain name database.
Reliable online pharmacies operate their business following the regulation and laws for where they are based. Since we don’t know for certain where the business which is behind this pharmacy is based, we don’t know which rules they should be following. However, they don’t show any seals or other indication that they are operating in accordance with any regulations anyway.
If they were operating within a regulatory framework they wouldn’t be shy in telling us. They would make it very clear and be proud of the fact, using this information to convert more visitors to their site into sales.
Our assessment is confirmed with a check on the LegitScript site. They consider this pharmacy to be in violation of the rules they need to follow to be legal, giving them their lowest rating.
Meds Sold by this Pharmacy
A reasonable range of generic pills is sold from this store, though their bestsellers seem to be men’s health medicine. The drugs seem to be sent from India though they don’t give any exact details about where in India the dispensing of the pills takes place.
This lack of transparency, when it comes to the dispensing of the pills leads us to the conclusion that this store isn’t a great place to order your meds if you want to stay safe. There are a lot of counterfeit and fake pills sold online and this store is likely to be one such place that sells them.
Payment and Shipping
Ordering from this online pharmacy sees you sent to a different website to complete the payment. This other site is secure with a valid SSL certificate and payment is taken using Mastercard only. This lack of choice when it comes to paying for the pills sold by this store will be very inconvenient for many people and shows that this store isn’t a very professional operation.
If you do take the risk and place an order with this drugstore they give you two choices for delivery. Standard airmail costs $9.95 and can take up to 3 business weeks. Courier delivery has the advantage of a tracking number and will cost you $29.95, with a shipping time of 5 to 9 days. They add shipping insurance of $4.95 to every order though it is possible to opt-out of this payment.
There is a page for DesktopDrugReference.com reviews on this pharmacy. It contains a large number of positive customer feedback.
It would seem that this feedback is unlikely to be genuine and when we check this we find that these are indeed fake testimonials. Running a search with the first comment shows that this is also found on around 36,000 other web pages.
There is little doubt that this is a scam site. This view is formed thanks to the lack of regulation, lack of transparency and fake customer testimonials.
You really shouldn’t purchase pills from this pharmacy site, we give them merely 1 star out of 5.
POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVESThere are also quite many online pharmacies on the net that have proved themselves to be excellent ones. We keep an eye on them as well. They get into our reviews from time to time, and you can see them on the pages of our site.
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