Scam – Mumbai based wholesaler offering to supply NZ Pharmacies
We are aware of a number of Auckland pharmacies being phoned and offered supply of pharmaceuticals from Mumbai to NZ. They being offered a free trial shipment and referencing other pharmacies by name as customers. Our research has highlighted that the customers referenced are NOT being supplied though they have been contacted.
Supply of pharmaceuticals direct to pharmacy in NZ is illegal unless they have the appropriate wholesale license and Medsafe approvals.
This looks to be a scam as the timelines proposed are impossible (i.e. one to two days from order when the flight is about 15 hours or more!) and illegal. The phone callers however sound professional and appear to have a good knowledge of medicines and NZ pharmacy.
ProPharma recommends that if you are contacted that you let us know and we will advise the appropriate authority.