fake vape

UPDATE: There’s been reports of a spate of FAKE Nitecore battery chargers on the market – please validate yours now – Nitecore Validation.


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.

What to Do if Sold a Fake E Cig Tank or mod

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.

Just before the list and at the time of writing take note that anyone buying an Asmodus 200 watt Minikin should be aware that a batch of counterfeits are on the market.

minikin 200 watt

So it just goes to show fake vapes still exist, especially for the higher end brands!

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. 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!?

  2. 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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