Buying Kratom: Guide to Avoiding Scams

Since kratom has started to become more and more popular, more individuals are starting to be interested in making money out of it, which, sadly, means that there are plenty of people who sell fake kratom. While this isn’t always the case, and there are plenty of companies that have real kratom for sale, it is still a good idea to learn how to stay away from scams.

Fake Vendors

When you see kratom that’s suspiciously cheap, you should be careful. Indeed, high quality kratom that is real is certainly not easy to create, which shows in its price. Additionally, it also has to be imported, which drives up the price even further. As such, if you find a source of kratom that is much cheaper than anything else you’ve been seeing in the online world, you should be careful.

Something else to keep in mind is that those who try to sell fake kratom may create similar labels, logos and branding as trusted kratom vendors. This is a sneaky way of gaining consumers’ trust. A great way to make sure you’re safe from this is to purchase directly from the trusted vendor’s site, rather than from somewhere else.

Tips to Avoid Scams

After finding a source that sells kratom that’s much cheaper than what you’ve seen so far, make sure to look for their website, as there are high chances you’re either getting fake, expired or illegally-obtained kratom. If they don’t have it, then it’s a good sign you should look elsewhere. Nevertheless, some fake kratom vendors do have a site, and it’s important to check it carefully. If you can’t find a contact form, or you’re only able to see a physical address with no other way of contacting them, you should stay away from them.

Fake Kratom

You may be shocked to find out that there are loads of vendors out there selling fake kratom as the real deal. In fact, they could be selling Mitragyna Parvifolia, which comes from the same tree family as kratom. However, this particular one doesn’t have the alkaloids that kratom has, and may even come with some side effects that are not all that pleasant.

Expired Kratom

Another way scammers do their magic is by selling kratom that’s expired. In fact, even some legitimate vendors may sell kratom that is about to expire at a lower price. Scammers then buy lots and lots of this nearly expired product and mix it with fake kratom, or simply repackage it claiming it’s new, and sell it like that. The issue with this practice is that kratom that’s expired has lost nearly all of its properties, which means you’re pretty much wasting your money when purchasing something like this.

Illegally Obtained Kratom

Some vendors may go so far as to steal real kratom and sell it as theirs. When this happens, they’re able to sell it at a much lower price, since they incurred no cost when obtaining the product.

Identifying a Reliable Vendor

As mentioned before, a good place to start looking is the “Contact” page, to see whether they have a reliable customer service. You can try writing to them to see how prompt and reliable they are. Beyond that, you should check to see whether there is a return policy, and how that works. The shipment cost is also something important to look for.

Another important aspect to consider is the reviews. What are people online saying about that specific website? Have they had good experiences with it? If the answer is no, then you should keep looking.

There are many ways in which vendors can scam individuals looking to purchase kratom, which is why it is so important to be aware of what to stay away from. Indeed, making purchases from scammers can be detrimental because you risk purchasing a product that is not what it’s claiming to be. In that case, you may end up simply wasting your money on a product that has none of the benefits of real kratom. Alternatively, you may actually purchase something that’s dangerous for you.