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The Two Faces of Vaporin – A Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT – VAPORIN

Hitler liked dogs, or so it is said. Child Molesters are sometimes priests. Do the nice things some people do erase, or justify the evil things they do. I suggest they do not. A Child Molester is evil, no matter what he/she does for a living. Hitler was Hitler, a mass murderer and lunatic, and the fact that he may have treated his dogs nicely doesn’t move me in the slightest.

What does these extreme examples have to do with Vaporin? Well, like the two above, Vaporin leads a corrupt existence too. Let me explain…

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First, there is Vaporin, the one-stop eCigarette Vendor. Point your browser to vaporin.com and you’ll see a vendor offering a variety of branded devices and eliquids that are priced about the same as most other vendors. Well, except their eliquids, which is an incredibly high $9.99 for 12ML. But other than that, they are, like it or not, selling electronic cigarettes in the same fashion as most others do.

However, Vaporin is also in the business of ripping people off.

Point your browser here: https://www.choosemyvapor.com/trial/terms.php and you’ll see that same bullshit products and prices that Regal, Prada, Emerald Lux, Smoke Star, and others are selling. 14-Day free trials that aren’t free at all, auto-ship programs at an outrageous cost, selling your information to 3rd party companies, and other atrocities (yes, atrocities) that take advantage of people that do not know what electronic cigarettes “should” cost, they have no idea that the “quality” of devices are vast, and like first time computer users, are completely lost when it comes to deciding which is right.

Electronic Cigarette Scams – We’ve done the Scam Alert posts for more than 2 years and while we have indeed helped many people avoid such fraudulent acts, a lot of the companies are still in business and still finding success in ripping people off. This has to stop, if not by regulation (where they can actually do some good), then by words of mouth. That being the case, I would like to call upon all of you to help spread the word that as long as Vaporin remains in the slimy business of selling 1 battery cig-a-like kits for $125 and eliquid auto-ship programs for $90 a month they should be shunned by every vaper on the planet.

You can’t have it both ways, especially in this industry. You’re either a good guy or a bad guy… you can’t be both. Vaporin puts up a front at vaporin.com and then stalks on the innocent by offering these scummy products at exorbitant prices. It’s time to put these out of business, or get them to see the light.

John Manzione

Check Out the Terms and Conditions for Vaporin’s scam:

The $125 Start Kit includes:

  • 1 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
  • 2 Tank Reservoir Clearomizers
  • 1 clearomizer Refillable Tank
  • 3 bottles of e-liquid of your choice
  • 1 USB Charger + Pass-Through Cable
  • 1 Manual & Warranty Card

Then, every month, the customer, I mean “victim” is charged for this:

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Refills containing

8 bottles of E-liquid (12ML)

$79.95 + $9.95 S/H (the Monthly Fee) = $90

Privacy Policy

https://www.choosemyvapor.com/privacy.php

In addition to collecting your information, we have third party vendors who will also collect your information in order to provide the products and/or services you’ve requested (e.g., credit card companies, fulfillment companies, call centers, marketing companies, and freight companies). In general, these companies are intermediaries acting solely to provide services related to your request. Most of these vendors have their own privacy policy to protect your information, and have access to personal information needed to perform their functions on behalf of Vaporin Inc., but may not use the same for other purposes….

Terms & Conditions

1.DISCLAIMER

By entering this Site, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age. If you are under the age of 18 please leave this Site immediately

 

Terms and Conditions Welcome to Vaporin Inc. If you continue to browse and use this web site, you are agreeing to comply and accept these terms and conditions, which together with our Vaporin Inc. Privacy Policy. Please read them carefully. The use of this web site is subject to the following terms of use: YOU MUST BE OF LEGAL SMOKING AGE TO BUY AND/OR USE ANY VAPORIN INC. PRODUCTS. This product is not intended for use by persons under legal smoking age, nonsmokers, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or persons with or at risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or taking medicine for depression or asthma. This product contains nicotine. If you are allergic to nicotine, propylene glycol, or any combination of inhalants, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have a heart condition, diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma, consult your physician before using any Vaporin Inc. products.

Discontinue use and consult a physician if you experience nicotine misuse symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness and rapid heartbeat. Our products do not treat, diagnose, or cure any disease, physical ailment, or condition. Keep out of the reach of children and pets as ingestion of certain pieces can present a choking hazard. Nicotine can be toxic if inhaled or ingested in large doses, and may cause irritation to eyes and skin if exposed. Wash immediately with soap and water upon contact. Nicotine is highly addictive and habit forming. Vaporin Inc. products are not marketed for use as a smoking cessation product. Just like traditional tobacco cigarettes, Vaporin Inc. Electronic Cigarettes and E- liquid are not approved by the American FDA. Vaporin Inc. makes every effort to keep the web site up and running smoothly.

However, Vaporin Inc. takes no responsibility for the web site being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. Please Note: All VAPORIN INC. Products are covered by our 12-month warranty, which provides replacement of defective product, subject to the conditions of our warranty. VAPORIN INC. reserves the right to change any and all content contained on this Site at any time without notice. Applicable Law: By visiting VAPORIN INC., you agree that the laws of the State of Florida, USA, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and VAPORIN INC. or its affiliates. Disputes: Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to VAPORIN INC. or to products you purchase through VAPORIN.com shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Palm Beach County, Florida, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate VAPORIN INC.’s intellectual property rights, VAPORIN INC. may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Florida, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

  1. PURCHASING THE PRODUCT

Upon placing your first order for the Product you will be enrolled in the Vaporin Inc. member Refill Program. Vaporin Inc. will send you an Extreme Starter Kit which includes

  • 1 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
  • 2 Tank Reservoir Clearomizers
  • 1 clearomizer Refillable Tank
  • 3 bottles of e-liquid of your choice
  • 1 USB Charger + Pass-Through Cable
  • 1 Manual & Warranty Card

All you pay for is shipping and handling at a rate of $4.95. As a member of the Vaporin Inc. member refill Program, you have 14 days to try the Product (the Trial Period). Shipping method is USPS Mail Innovations and please allow 3-5 business days for delivery. Please note that delivery time is subtracted from your Trial Period, and will reduce the number of days allocated to your Trial Period. If the Product is not right for you call 1-888-220-9430 during the Trial Period to cancel. Otherwise, at the end of your Trial Period your credit card will be charged $119.95(USD) for the Product you already received. Then 30 days from your initial order of the Product (and every 30 days thereafter), you will be sent a new supply of the Refills containing 8 bottles of E-liquid, and the credit card on file will be charged $79.95 + $9.95 S/H (the Monthly Fee). You hereby authorize Vaporin Inc. to charge your credit card the Monthly Fee until you cancel your Membership. The sale of product is banned in the following: Linn County, Iowa; Town of North Allebororo, MA; South Hadley, MA; San Francisco, CA., Oregon.

  1. CANCELLATION/ REFUND POLICY

If you decide our product is not for you simply give us a call at 1-888-220-9430 no later than 11:59 P.M. ET (Eastern Time) on or before the 14th day from your original purchase date. If you cancel your order, your postage and packing fee will not be refunded. 
In order for refunds to be issued, product must be sent back to us at the provided address within 30 days of ordering. No item will be accepted for return if it is not accompanied by an RMA number provided by our customer service team. Your RMA can be obtained by calling Customer Service at 1-888-220-9430 within the return period. All Product returns must be sent to VAPORIN INC. at 3570 NW 53RD COURT FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309. Refunds will not be given on packages marked “Return To Sender” or returned without valid RMA. Once the product is received and checked by our warehouse, we will issue you the appropriate refund. Any damaged product may void issuance of refund. 
If you fail to cancel prior to the expiration of the Trial Period or you fail to return the starter kit within the 30 days of ordering, your credit card will be charged $119.95 for the Product that was shipped to you.

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About The Author

All original content is written and produced for our readers by the Spinfuel Staff, and the Spinfuel eLiquid Review Team. The writing staff includes Julia Hartley-Barnes, Keira Hartley-Barnes, Tom McBride, Jason Little, and Dave Foster. Spinfuel also publishes guest contributors on occasion, including Pascal Culverhouse. All original content is protected by US copyright laws.

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14 thoughts on “The Two Faces of Vaporin – A Scam Alert”

  1. I wasn’t happy with the product but figured id eat the $5 I paid for shipping and handling, but when I checked my bank account this morning and saw the $120 charge I was extremely upset. I have a seasonal job and have one week before getting laid off and already my hours are cut, that was half of my paycheck and I have a 1yr to support. I called my bank and then this scam company. I was given the RMA # and was told to get a tracking number when sending it back and once the tracking # says it’s been delivered I would have to contact them again to get them to issue me a refund. What a hassle and financial hardship for me. I never authorized this and their website and ad is deceiving.

  2. The same things happened to me. I received an email from them stating an offer for starter kit for a total amount of $6.94 that included shipping insurance. I was checking my bank account and found they charged me $119.99. When I called them they gave me some story about how I entered into a stop smoking program. I don’t even smoke. When I tried to explain that I was upset and needed to speak with the manager, the man said he was the manager and I didn’t have any recourse. It was like speaking with someone from another phone call. I told them I would not stand for this and called my bank and had the charge killed. These people tried to scam me. I won’t ever buy from them again. You shouldn’t either.

  3. This is crazy that all of these people have been scammed by this particular company. My sister just got off the phone with this company’s ‘manager’. What a joke! They avoid the question about not telling your customer’s about this free trail and then continue to charge the credit card. The manager of this company is not only rude but was so completely unprofessional. I am surprised that the Better Business Bureau is not involved in this scam!! We will be killing these charges at the bank. But other consumers need to be aware that this company is a joke and a complete scam! Be Aware!

  4. vaporin refuses to issue me a refund for returned product that I never wanted in the first place. I had the tracking number and proof of delivery. I’ve called three times and after several minutes of waiting, then trying to reason with rep, then hung up on. Three times! I disputed the charge with my credit card co, they researched and said VAPORIN claimed I had not followed their return policy (I had a RMA). I give up. Out about $250. VAPORIN sucks.

    1. So funny something similar happened to me also. I was too stupid to realize that when i disputed the charges with my bank it severed any future communications between vaporin and my bank. So once the bank ruled against me, I was out of $120 plus three different 90 dollar charges. I should’ve never returned the products either…smdh.

      1. I’m surprised the bank didn’t side with you in this dispute. Many people I’ve spoken with say their banks credited back the money. I’m really sorry to hear about it. Companies like this can’t go out of business fast enough if you ask me

        1. Oh I did! I was immediately credited but all the charges when I disputed but when the dispute was finalized my bank ruled against me stating charges aren’t fraudulent. Yeah, I mean it really is shame. I mean the Juice is some of the best I have ever tasted. It burned slow, lasted long and packed a powerful hit. I have tried others since and have not been able top find anything comparable. I just loved to smoke.

  5. was to be a free sample, we pay shipping. 2 weeks later they took 119.56, and belive they are heading to take more money. vaporin is out to get rich and were gonna pay.

    1. So sorry to hear about this Hank. The best thing you can do is to tell your credit card company that you were scammed and did not realize that “free” actually mean “$120”. They will listen. Then, warn everyone you know. Share this article on your own social media outlets, help other avoid this kind of crap in the future. We must work together because I have a feeling the government isn’t going to do anything to stop these types of scams. 🙁 – Good luck! – Julia

      1. doing 2 things to keep to keep these out of my account. i like ejuice, and filling it up, i didnt even need these guys. after 55yrs. im clean of smokes.

  6. All I can say is they got me too. I at least stoped them before they charged me more than the original $4.95 and $119.99. Still feel like they ripped me off because of all the better, less expensive, options out there. Where can one go to checkout a large selection of vaping materials and accessories?

    1. Damn dude they got u. Check out Mt. Baker vapor. They are fantastic!!! Great products and juice cheap!!!! Fast shipping. This is by far the best company I have ever dealt with

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