fake vape

Following on from our piece about clones in vaping we thought it would be a good idea to have as many of the manufacturer authenticity addresses in one useful place.

There’s nothing worse or indeed potentially dangerous than buying a vape device or tank that you thought was authentic – but is in fact a clone.

Obviously if you have bought a clone in good faith – it may be wise to check before you buy that the site is reputable and the particular product is a good copy [if such thing exists in the larger sense] – social media – YouTube and popular forums are a good place to check.

The links below can be used to check the authenticity stickers/labels on side of most vape products and to double check what you’ve bought is not a fake.

If you are in any doubt about the authenticity of the product you have bought – then first port of call should always be the place of purchase or manufacturer especially if bought online.

The laws around being sold counterfeit goods are a minefield across the globe and in particular regarding online purchases – so check local laws and get yourself armed with the facts.

Also with the trend of “Disposable vapes” there are quite a few dodgy ones floating about so it is worth checking them before use.

What to Do if Sold a Fake Vape

Here in the UK a good port of call to ‘gen up’ on your online shopping rights is the excellent website Money Saving Expert – by consumer complaints guru Martin Lewis and in particular his fact filled article on How To Complain.

Many of the more ‘dodgy’ sellers will do everything they can to refuse refunds or returns – do check the policies on auction sites such as Ebay and follow the dispute process carefully. Although it is quite easy to get a refund via Ebay nowadays.

If you have paid by credit card or Paypal and have had no joy – refer the matter to them by following their complaints procedure and good luck and stay patient because these things can take an age to sort out.

OK, we’ll update this list as we get more URL’s and please feel free to comment below on any we may have missed.

Right, onto the list and we’ll update this when and if we get more info from the manufacturers!

Vape Manufactures Authenticity Check List

List will be regularly updated – please contact us to make any changes and additions.

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  1. I just found out you can verify disposable vapes! So I usually buy Elf Bars but my local shop has Leaf Bars and Ace Bars that look like Elf Bar 5000 Puffs. They told me “The government is making it hard for Elf Bar to make them, so the company is making Leaf Bar and Ace Bar”.
    I am not sure about this really. I bought the Leaf Bar and it needed constant charging. I then tried this Ace Bar because they were on sale. The flavor doesn’t last at all. They do have the authentication code from their direct site. I don’t see it linked from any other site, or anyone talking about these.
    I scanned the QR code and there is Chinese lettering. It also gives 3 inquiries: First query time:2022/8/22 1:57:26
    Is anyone familiar with Leaf Bar or Ace Bar? I am going back to Elf Bars, this experience has been frustrating with the other mentioned brands.

    • I accidently bought Ace instead of Elf Bars (3 for $25) but I asked for Elf Bars. I didn’t notice until the next day when I pulled one out and noticed the name. Box looks almost identical. I had to charge it before use. Doesn’t taste the same. Very disappointed that I was fooled.

  2. where can I find the authenticity code on my Falcon II tank? I am having issues w/it and Horizon-tech has asked me to “scratch the surface” of the tank to get the code….I am lost – lol

    • Just looking at the packaging my tank came with – on the base of the plastic container is a sticker and this has a silver panel which you scratch off. Have uploaded an image for you below.
      Horizon Scratchcode

  3. What happened to OBS? The link doesn’t work, and when i type in the website that is on my coils to check authentication it loads a escort website!?

  4. I’ve tried the horizontech security box but it won’t work. When you type the characters in then hit verify it comes up with series…. But it just goes on and on. It doesn’t tell you anything.


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