In the world of legal highs sadly there are many scammers.
On Simon’s Wall of Shame: Legal high shop blacklist I collect all my online headshop reviews and legal high scams I know of and review them, so you will not fall victim to them.
As a thumb rule:
- if it’s too good to be true, it probably is (e.g.: Gold of Sunshine’s constant 50-60% off clearance sales, everything is always 50-60% off…)
- if a website looks like it was made in the 1990s you shouldn’t buy anything there (if they don’t care about keeping their website up-to-date and presentable, imagine how much they care about your order or providing quality service)
- any legal high shop that sells anything illegal, or ships to a country where the legal high in question is illegal
- head shops, which only accept anonymous payment methods, eg.: Western Union or Bitcoin
Online headshop reviews, blacklisted legal high shops
Attention! Soul-herbs.com is a scam. Their “ayahuasca” brew (, which is unbelievably overpriced and lacks MAOIs, which means you will not feel anything from it and it is actually not the real ayahuasca) is a scam website.
Truth to be told they do call their brew ayahuasca tea, but their marketing otherwise is very borderline, suggesting that it is indeed the real deal.
There have been a few reports of people who did not get anything after ordering from the website.
However, the worst part is that they only accept Western Union. Scam alert! Avoid Soul Herbs!
A scam report from one of my visitors (thank you!):
“Hello, I have found another site to add to the list. LegalHerbalBud.com ripped me off big time. I made a $95.00 purchase from this site and after a week of waiting, I received this email from them:
“This email is a notification that your order has been cancelled. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT. The order has been cancelled because we switched to a new payment processor. The old payment processor never released funds to us. Please contact us if you have any questions about your order. You will see a full refund within 3 to 5 business days for your purchase coming from BOOKING2MARKETING. Once you receive the refund please make a new purchase just like you did with this order. It will go through the same way but you will see a charge coming from AP DIGITAL MARKET instead of BOOKING2MARKETING. Again this is not your fault, it is only because we had to make internal changes and upgrade our payment system.”
I waited one week and received no refund. Within the next two weeks I tried to call 3 times, sent 6 emails, and 5 messages through the website with no response. I was able to get someone one the phone almost a month after I made the purchase and it was just some kid who told me to wait another week for the refund and if I still didn’t receive a refund, I should call my bank and ask them for a refund then he hung up.
I have been trying to get the word out on LegalHerbalBud.com ever since. With your help, hopefully we can save a few people from getting ripped off, like me. Thank you so much.”
Please feel free to alert me of any unethical behaviour, sub par customer service and scam sites you found online in the comments section below.
Gold of Sunshine review
Infamous, scam site. Avoid at all cost. Packages arriving late or not at all. Basically no customer service. It’s a scam, pure and simple. You can ready my Gold of Sunshine review here. UPDATE: The owner of Gold of Sunshine actually threatened me with a lawsuit and tried to silence me and get me to remove this negative review. Please spread the world and make sure no one else falls victim to this scam or the unethical, immoral person behind the company.
Gold of Sunshine went out of business.
My detailed review of them can be found here: Legal buds review
Reason why they are a scam:
- ineffective products (they won’t get you high)
- non-existent customer service
- misleading ads
- extremely low quality products (not looking like the picture at all)
- fake reviews online, trying to hide the truth
- engaging in spamming
It’s the same website with the same products as Legalbuds.com.
It’s a so called “mirror” website.
It’s owned and operated by the same people, they just re-branded it. It is included for the same reasons as well (check Legalbuds.com’s review above to get a complete picture)
It is exactly the same as Legalbuds.com. Their “fake highs” are not working (won’t get you high) and they are just as overpriced.
The Sell Salvia network review
The following websites make up the Sell Salvia network. They are operated by the same people (if you can call this “operating” ….) and they largely sell the same products.
KratomLounge.com(apparently Kratom Lounge was sold and it has new owners, I removed them from the list as per their request)
UPDATE: It seems like the Sell Salvia network has gone bankrupt and the websites are no longer online. I say good riddance. I keep this here, in case they might return.
UPDATE: It was a scam site. However, the website now redirects to some off topic Chinese site. Luckily it seems they went bankrupt and they no longer try to steal people’s money.
There are a lot of scammers out there. I’m only including safe and reliable stores on my website and constantly monitor, review and research the stores I’m linking to.
I would like to ask you to:
Please do let me know of scams or questionable online headshops you have come across in the comments section below.
As a last warning: Stores selling research chemicals and pre-packaged legal highs and bath salts only are scams 90% of the time. Be very careful when dealing with those shops!
Check out the best legal high discounts at Simon’s legal high discount wall, where I collect all the best legal high discounts from reputable online headshops.
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Last updated: 2016-08-13