Cleaning up scams on the tongkat ali market

By Sam Sanare

Updated: 2016-06-16

Most of the tongkat ali sold via the Internet is fake. [1] [2] I assume that about 97 percent of the sites selling tongkat ali cheat customers. Worst infected are trade portals like Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba. Anybody can start selling on Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba. One just has to offer a fake product at a price which is low enough, and will have the first stupid buyer within three days. Payments can be accepted without necessity to reveal one’s identity. And that is the crux.

Many people with low moral standards are willing to become fraudsters if they can hide their identities. And the best buyer protection is to demand to pay to a personal bank account. Avoid PayPal and even credit cards when paying for tongkat ali.

After you paid to a bank account, and if you doubt your supplier is legitimate, let me know.


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