Be Aware of the Herbal Guys(Akseer, Marjan, Nukra)

Hello There,

Today we want to raise an issue that many have complained about and is growing day by day. We did raise the issue to the DM and DP but that’s for another blog post. Let’s get straight to the point.

Imagine, you are walking on the roadside of Bur Dubai(karama,mina bazaar,etc) or Deira (Gold souq , baniyas) or in any other emirates Abu Dhabi especially.

All of sudden a guy approaches you and depending on how you look

  • OverWeight
  • Bald(hair loss)
  • Dark Circles
  • Adventurous

He stops you to have a word. Tells you a random story about how was facing the same issue and is willing to help you out. Conveniences you that he does not live here or doesn’t belong to the same field and lives in a different country. Helping you out for humanity while actually he is about to scam you

And if you bought Akseer,Marjan, Nukra from them . I am sorry to inform you about that but you just got cheated

122 thoughts on “Be Aware of the Herbal Guys(Akseer, Marjan, Nukra)

      • Ryan Telan says:

        Just bought from them today,, one guy approached me and gave this fake hairgrowth formula. First he brought me to shop to buy flaxseed and almond oil 40AED.. after is the herbal shop looking for nukra powder, they are talking there own language. He took 12 grams and put into the oil. After that he told me to pay 300AED not asking me first for the payment. Then i said i dont have that money and the guy gave 200 and told me to give 100.. after that i totally realized that i was scammed. Beware they are very tricky

      • Mohammed says:

        Today I had reflected the same incident from two Pak guys at ras al khaimah nakheel near nesto supermarket

      • FaZAL RABBI says:

        Same thing was happened to me today near manama bus terminal bahrain I guys came to me and told me that alot your hairs turn into white he told me that same problem I have came across and after using of some herbal products I was get rid of the problem and now I am ok infornt of you after all he bring me to a herbal shop nad asked fur some oil and I have pay 1 bahrani dinar for it and then he enter to another herbal shop and asked for some thing like answer and other powder they mixed it and put it with in oil and then told me to pay 20bd so I paid .anf after reading this message I realised that I was just scammed but still I did nothing.

  1. RAG says:

    Hey.. this just happened with me n my friend yesterday on 30.10.2020 at Meena Bazaar. one guy approached me saying about my grey hair.. he said he is from Jalandhar Punjab and had a same problem of grey hair. He said he have some herbal formula to get rid of the problem. He showed he was in a hurry as someone was waiting for him. He told me to mix Black sed oil and garlic oil with 4 herbs namely Akseer, Nukra, Marjan, one other herb powder… he said pray for me and text me thank u msg in the name of god and asked us to help other by the telling the formula to others.
    We told him that we will get this things and do it by ourselves but he showed us helpfulness and himself went with us to the shop. He first enquired about the oil in one shop nd the oil was not available there. Then we went to second shop we got the oil at 30 AED at Grocery Shop. He makes us believe that he doesn’t know anything about the herbal shops he enquired here n there deliberately. Then he took us to one herbal shop and asked shopkeeper for akseer and marjan. He himself put these powders in both oil bottles 7grams each costing to total of 490 AED. Then he took us to another herbal shop and asked for Two other herbs and himself put the same in both bottles 7 grams each costing 360 AED. He was always showing hurry as someone was awaiting for him, and he left. thus we also forgotten to take the invoices from both herbal shops. Thus all this costed us 880 AED.
    After 10 minutes we realized that we got cheated. We were shocked.
    We came to our hotel and checked out this blogs and came to that all these was just a scam and fraud. We went back to Meena bazaar and identified these shops. We took photographs of the shops. Then immediately went to Al Raffa Police Station.
    We told police all the thing happened to us. Police told us to come tomorrow as the all the shops were closed. Police told us to go the shop tommorrow and ask for refund and if they deny just call us on 999 or 901.
    Then on next day that is today 31.10.2020, we went to the same shop and argued with shopkeepers for refund. He told to come tomorrow and get refunded, but we stick to our argument and for refund on immediately. We threatened him that we are calling to police. He suddenly told us that he will pay the refund dont call the police.
    Then he refunded our money paid at both the shop even we forget the one shops location.
    Thanks to this blog first and Dubai Police for helping us.
    Guys pls remember these people are very scared of police. U just try calling police in front of them, they will surely pay you back.
    Thanks once again.

    • Ali says:

      Dear Ragca,
      Please be very careful with these guys. They are called ‘Adri Gar’ and are scammers. They will approach you upon noticing your physical appearance in your case it was grey hairs but for other, they say dark-circles, overweight , weakness, etc.

      Approaching different shops is also one of the techniques for one to believe in them that they are helping you out then as you said they will take you to the herbal shop and try to manipulate you by showing you different things
      and will try to take as much money as they can.

      Make sure you do some research before you buy. We are happy that we helped and your money got recovered
      Most Welcome
      Stay healthy
      Stay safe

      • Rahat says:

        Hi the same happened to us in Deira yesterday at Mohammed Gul Natural Herbs. How can I get a refund we paid 660AED for skin problem.

        • Ali says:

          Dear Rahat,
          First of all please visit the shop and return the things ask for a full refund. They will be like it’s mixed already but you will have to insist that you want your money back.
          I know this was a trap, the person who took you to the shop was a shopkeeper’s person. There is no such thing MARJAN,AKSEER,NUKRA from iran/turkey or spain.
          Inform them that you are aware of this “ADRIGAR”(meaning half-half). Deman a full refund or else you will call the police.
          I believe that will do it and they will be giving you a full refund.

      • Billy Chisty says:

        Hey Ali,

        Congratulations first of all for saving people and their monies. I was scammed yesterday for abt 555/- got 90% of it back. thanks to you for the motivation. I had ideas of holding placards outside their shops to spread awareness but since I am from RAK that’s not practical on a daily basis but I did save a few people from being scammed by the touts in the parking lot where i was parked.
        But the awareness needs to go out to the people; sadly it’s coming only after they have been scammed…

        Baki yeh k baray besharam log hain they use gods name to cheat u … never trust people who use the name of good a bit too much

    • Peter says:

      Hi! May I know the name of the shops, it might be the same shops the guy who manipulated me and took me to buy those expensive herbs. Thanks

      • Will says:

        Hi, exactly the same thing fraud happened to me today. I was approached by a man, who said he had the same hair loss problem as me.
        He did the same scam which cost me 700 dhs.
        Anyway I took a photo of the shop after 5 minutes because I felt like I had been scammed.
        The shop is called durrani herbs trading llc, near naif hotel, Deira dubai.
        Thankfully I got my refund.
        Only because I read this blog I realised it was scam and happened to other people.
        So thank you guys

        This is near Al Sabkha Road.
        Once you get here, there are a few different stores carrying out this scam

      • Basman says:

        Just 30 minutes ago, I was victim of such malpractice, I’m Manama.
        He approached from the opposite direction as if he was passing to somewhere, then said, for this belly take black seed powder and it will disappear in 20 days. He asked me to write it down. When it happens, I should pray for him. He further said I should go to any supermarket and purchase it there. Since I was a bit hesitant he took me to a nearby shop and I paid 2 dinar for the product. He insisted there are 2 more products: nukra and Marjan.
        I followed him to another shop where I was supposed to pay 12 dinar for few grams.

        I insisted I will make a budget come at the end of the month to pay for all necessary items for the treatment, and that everything involves planning and not instant expenditures. He persuaded me to buy that he will help me by paying part of the cost while I pay the rest. But it was fruitless persuasion. I them left and was thinking to myself, black seed powder is supposed to be black but why is this one like some pounded leaves.

        Suddenly another person stopped me again and said black seed powder. O my God
        At that point my brain started ringing a bell for scam.
        I had to research all those names and stumbled on this platform.
        Thank you Luqmani Herbs for such a great blog

    • Ablin Gonsalves says:

      The exact same scenario happened with me and my husband. We were outside Sharaf DG metro station and 2 guys approached us talking about my husbands bald hair and the wig he was using. We ended up paying 1200 Aed for the herbal oil for hair growth. I am shocked to know the truth .

      • Ali says:

        Dear Ablin,
        Please rush back to the shop and demand a full refund. Incase you any assiatnce don’t hesitate to call us 04-2727410.
        Luqmaani Herbs

        • Shuhran says:

          so sad that I found “be aware herbal guys” information to late as the same happened to me at Deire and they changed mef for 25 safoof kalonji 360 for akseer and 120 for mehra. now i left dubai how it is possible to take money back and hand over to my friends in dubai? I believed for them as muslim to muslim how they are not afraid Allah

    • NM says:

      Salam to everyone

      I have also come in contact with these persons. They tried to take me to a herbal shop with the same hurried attitude but lucky for me I had deliberately kept my wallet in my car and when he got to know that i was not interested in purchasing any of the items now, so he gave the list of the ingredients and told me to visit the particular herbal shop to make the purchases. Today I went online to research on the ingredients and came across this post.
      Such and similar scams keep happening but this type of awareness posts are very helpful to save one self.Big Thanks to luqmani herbs and team for helping others out

    • Rak says:

      Hi, Same thing happened to me today.
      2 man approached me and told me about my eye sight will get perfect and glasses will get removed. 4 ingredients Daman powder, akseer naqkhra, and Marjan powder are required and they will told me about nukra of Turkey Dhs 25 per gram according to age and Marjan of Turkey Dhs 75 per gram. So totally it cost 1200+20 Dhs i.e Dhs 1220. Luckily I noted all the things and send to my wife. She searched on the internet and found this post. As I took the person number, the bills. I called him back and told him that I have read the Dubai article and he has folled me and told him to let’s go to the police. Initially he started taking outh but after some time called back and agreed to go to the shop and obtain full amount back. Let’s see what happens next day. Will post with the updates.

  2. Nidal abdelhafez says:

    Same story exactly happened to me yesterday 2 November 2020 , i have the number for the guy should i report this numbet to the police or not

    • Ali says:

      Please visit the herbal shop and demand a full refund. Make sure you not settle for less.
      Raise the tune if needed and approach the legal authorities(Police). That will do it

      • KZ says:

        Hi the same thing happened with me on 5 Nov 20202. I tried to find their shop but couldn’t. Can you please share the name / location / or phone number. Thanks.

  3. Kali says:

    They are still active I got nearly cheated for 400 AED but luckily googled to check about the herbs online and to my luck this was the first post. Thanks for keeping this online and to spread the awareness about these scammers.

  4. Jestin says:

    Hey.. this just happened with me today on 26.11.2020 at mussalla tower. one guy approached me saying about my hair losses. he said he is from Jalandhar Punjab.

  5. Azam says:

    The same story happened to me today. I was walking in meena bazaar today 07.12.2020. Once guy approached me saying that he has a solution for hair-loss and even showed me his photos him being bald. Then he was very quick with the terms of herbs, I couldn’t follow, then he said he will help me get these. Then he took me to a grocery and bought me garlic oil and black seed oil. It cost me AED 30, he even offered to pay, I said I will pay for it. Then afterwards he enquired About the Herbal shop from the same shopkeeper, The shopkeeper then referred us to one of the herbal shops which is right in front of this grocery. Then he took us to the herbal shop and asked the shopkeeper to get this herbs into one pile and he himself put these powders in the oil. Now at this time he told me one dose of this powder costs 25 dirhams and he used almost 10 doses which is equivalent to 250 dirhams. I felt something is wrong then I realise maybe these people are cheating and I told him I’m not willing to pay this amount and I told him that he is making a business out of me and he’s not helping me but pretending all the way. he was like no I was helping you. I said i will not pay a single dirham. Then he pulled out a 300 and gave the shopkeeper, thinking that I might break at some point. But i was confident that I should not pay, honestly this was a little intimidating, but I took my stand. afterwards I left the shopAnd quickly moved from that place thank God i realised that it was a scam before it was out of hand.

    Be careful guys.

  6. Hend says:

    Yesterday my husband he got same cheat for sorrow ,with same names written here ,while i am searching i found this great post
    I told him to do as you said
    I hope he could remember the shop place and be able to refund

    • Ali says:

      All you need do is go to that shop and demand a full refund. Threat them to call the police. Don’t settle for less. You can call the police as well if needed.

      • Samir says:

        Same thing happened with me i have ended up paying alot around 2k now i do not have any reciept but i will go for full refund and i will call the police will see if they will give back the amount

        • Ali says:

          Dear Samir,
          They will not provide you with the receipt. Just visit the shop and ask for a full refund. Don’t settle for us. DO NOT BELIEVE ON THEIR LAME EXCUSES(mixed already, its yours blah blah).
          Stick what you said. YOU WANT a full refund or else you will call DP. Tell them that you are aware of the scam”ADRIGAR”.
          We wish you the best of luck. If you need any further do not hesitate to call us at +9714272410 or +971555192114

      • Ashu says:

        Thanks Ali ,even same thing I faced I did same like you mention to use word and ask for Refund ,they tried to deny then I called police number he told me to cut the call and return the money

  7. John says:

    I am also a victim by this guy. I went to police station n they said its my mistake and i have to go to DED to open the case.

    • Ali says:

      Yes John, they are right. Nothing they can do but launch a complaint with DED.
      You need to be very careful. That being said, you have the chance once you visit the place and demand a full refund. There is a high probability that once you demand your money and tell them what they did is a scam don’t forget to use the word”ADRIGAR” it translates (half-half). They will be in panic and give you a refund right away.

      • Ghazi says:

        Ali , i just got scammed for 1700 Aed yesterday in the same sh*t , near computer plaza , and i dont actually remember the shops place and am ready to pay something from the amount to anyone who can help me , please

  8. Xav says:

    On 15 Dec 20 we got scammed as well. This time it was for weak eye sight. We realised we had been scammed within 30 minutes and my GF checked online for Akseer and came across your blog. We followed Rag’s advice and went straight back to the shops. We asked for a receipt first and than told him to refund us or else we would call the police. INSTANT CASH REFUND!. Second shop no questions asked and full refund. Only loss was the initial date syrup and “black seed powder” purchase of AED45.
    Thank you for the post and am sure it continue to help others too.

  9. Vaibhav says:

    I was also cheated near fahidi metro station. Be careful. He told me regarding my belly fat, white hairs, multiple reasons they have.
    But I went and asked for money, they did not return fully but, may be 50 aed they deducted. But thanks to this post, I was saved.

  10. Rahat says:

    Thanks to all of you who responded to my scam incident that took place in Diera a couple of days ago. We went back and confronted the shopkeeper. Obviously he denied at first but being persistent he returned 500 aed. We still lost out 160aed but at least got most of it back. Thank God. Please be vary of such people, there is so much information about these online and YouTube. Only I did it after being fooled. Do not give away your money to such scums, Be safe.

  11. Naseeh says:

    Oh my god !! I was struggling with overweight,and I was walking through ras al khaima, suddenly a guy approached me and said my belly was too big,and he told me buy this exact combination from any shop, I believed him and asked him where I will get this and he said he don’t know and o asked proof for it and he showed his picture that containing overweight image oof himself and he took me to several groceries and finally on a herbal shop and purchased mixture of three materials of worth 250 aed, luckily it was all the money o have , I don’t know what to do, unfortunately I only have social data at that time . hopefully no one gets cheated like this. Posting on 19/01/2021

    • Hiten says:

      I am from Rwanda. I was trying to Google the names of power mixed in musk . I fell in this comment . I paid around 800 usd to 1000 usd no receipt provided, for weight loss power. I think I am cheated . I don’t how to get my funds back . I went to one shop deria , he took me to other similar shop bought powers. They really know to trick .

  12. Himanshu pandya says:

    Same happend to me on 17/01/2021
    It was hair oil scam.
    My 1700 ADE wast
    I also went to police station but they told you buy your self then we can’t do anything.

  13. Zeeshan says:

    I became also victim of similar scam today, and thanks to these posts. I returned to shop and demand my full refund of 1400, he said 1000. I warned him i will call to police, he said call them he dont care.

    I made a phone call to police he said wait, then i disconnect call. He said take 1200, i said i need full refund. Then he tried to call a guy and asked me to talk to him. I said i dont wanna talk to him to any one. The guy told me if u wanna call to police then go ahead they canot do anything because you have paid at your wish.

    When I made another call to police, he said please disconnect call, theb e paid me full refund.

    So my advise, if anyone become victim of this scan please dont talk or eye contact with these guys, only demand your full refund.

    I am again thankful to all who contributed to this post.

  14. Adnan Rasheed says:

    Today on 23-01-21, I also become the victim of this scam. Today I am coming back from Deira Dubai meanwhile a person sitting on the footpath asked me that you are too fat n I have solution. He suggested me some Safoofs. Then he asked me that I will manage those Safoofs for you but you should pray for him. He brought me a shop n buy a Safoof n asked me to pay Dh 25. I paid then he brought me a herbal shop where he order some safoof n he instantly mixed in safoof already bought from another shop. The shop keeper demanded DH 690. I was short of fund he took 490 from me n charged my credit card for DH 200. The person brought me then disappear, then I came to know that I was trapped n they deprived me from my money. I only have visiting card of the shop n receipt of DH 200 charged on POS machine of mall situated in front of that shop. I have lodged complaint to Dubai police through online portal. Now all the shops are closed, please suggest what should I do…

    • Adnan Rasheed says:

      Today I visited the shop n show the shopkeeper confirmation email of police complaint. He started arguing with me that we had sold that herbal medicine. I told them clear n loud that I know this is a scam n I have already lodge complaint to Dubai police. Then he say I will return the amount after deduction of DH 200. I said I will call to police, he said ok you do call, when I dialled he instantly stoped me n refund the entire amount. Finally I saved my amount through experience you people shared on this portal, I am highly thankful to all of you people. God bless u all

  15. Moulana Nasruddin says:

    Dear all who ever reading this comment,
    First of all I want to thanks Mr Ali and his staff who helped me getting back my money. May Allah bless you witj highest reward for this kind work.
    Okay let me come to the story.
    On 31/01/2021 afternoon I was walking near Fahidi area for my office work all of sudden one person passed by me and stopped me asking that I am loosing hair i said yes then he told me y don’t u try what he is doing , I asked him what is that he said that I need to mix something called akseer mehra tilai in black seed oil and garlic oil, I asked him where to find, (first he acted as he is heading some where in emergency) he said there is Arabic herbal market behind I will take you there so walked with him he took me one grocery shop he bought 2 oil one garlic oil one black seed oil and acted like he is going to pay for this but I insist to pay and payed then he took me to another shop while going he was asking for guide to the shop which was just acting then we reached to the shop he asked to the shopkeeper for something he said one pinch will cost 100 which supposed to be 7 pinches 700 then another 7 pinches of something then again 700 he took there 1400 with me in that shop then again he asked for something for which shopkeeper said it’s not available so he guided to another shop just opposites side of this one we went the he told me that we need to buy 3 items from there I said okay initially he dint tell me how much it will cost letter he added all the items in that oils and told me to pay 9800 aed I said I don have money he said cards are accepted I had only 1500 in cash left which I paid him then 3300 from card and from another card I was suppose to pay 5000 which with may be with someone’s prayer that dint approved and card got rejected several times he tried but payment dint go through,
    (Alhumdulilla ) so he asked me to pay next morning I said Okayama came back from the shop and the person who took me there he left from that place saying he need to hurry somewer I said okay but he kept telling me that I need to help others if this works I need to forward this formula to others in need and shouldn’t charge them that his father had told him this that is why he is doing this help and blah Blah. I came back to the car while I was driving suddenly I started thinking that what I had done to my pocket which was not right I gave them what earned for this month I was in shock I dint knew what to do so I can I tried finding whether this things really works or just something I spent money on rubbish then I came across to this site and saw all these comments, earth slipped below my feet’s I was dead alive like in coma my dreams shattered which I was dreaming before 20 minutes that my hairs will be like Ranveer Singh in gunday, when I read comments above this was exactly what happened with me so I took the no which was given above from mr ali and I called him today morning to ask what should I do he guided me proper way how get this money from them I went there today after noon before going I did something to scared them which I can’t tell here so if these people get to read this then they will be aware of that idea so m not writing here okay once I entered the shop 2 other people was having their lunch I asked them about the shop guy who was there yesterday on counter they said he is out now for something you call him so he will come I called him from there but he dint answer I asked them again when he will be coming they told after 7 pm I told them okay I will wait they tried to send me out I said won’t move a inch untill I get refunded (this was the second shop) in just 2 minutes he the person arrived with one customer who was already got billed for 11 thousand aed from another shop which I went first yesterday then I got to know these are the same people at first I told that person who came here as customer that these are thugs don’t buy anything and don’t pay I shouted infront of him to shopkeeper he acted like he don even know me thank god to prove I had his no so I told to that customer if u want prove I will call one his mobile see it will ring or no shopkeeper had no rum so he surrendered and asked me what u want I asked for my refund by the grace of god that customer was not having enough cash and he was to pay by card and POS machine was in this shop where I was fighting that’s how he got saved and ran from there rejecting, he got pissed on shopkeepers who was having lunch that they dint inform him that I was fighting here and because of them he lost one customer for 11000 he came to hit me as well and I made sure to rise my voice and managed to save 4 other customers who came to buy, o said come on try a hand on me which I was needed that to prove something to police but he dint when I had words with him and people gathered he agreed to pay me half I said I won’t go untill I get my full amount and I will make sure I won’t leave the place so he got scared for his bloody business and paid me I went from there to o other shop where I paid 1400 straight to the shopkeeper and asked for the refund and tried there as well my trick which worked perfectly and he paid too,
    Trust me guys even big shops are not making business like these people are doing now I decided to follow that guys word who took me to this shops that I should forward good things to others I will to the same that whenever I will get off or Holidays I will go straight there and stand infront of these shops to save others from these thugs
    This is my story of 24 hours
    I am just writing this to help others and I want you guys to forward this as much as people here in uae
    And please forgive me for grammars

  16. Manu says:

    This happened to me exactly as you guys said above, It happened to me in Gubra Signal, Muscat,
    for me, this guy was coming opposite and told me about my overweight and first, he suggests nakra and akeer mix with date syrup and drinks every nite with hot water or green tea will reduce weight and he showed his stretch marks and said he was overweight, drinks this help him reduce weight, I fall for that because from a long time I was looking for something like that. But I just spend 10 rials only because at that time I did not take any money in my hand. So I told him I will come later and went from there, after I came to the room and check the names of the herbs that time only I find out it was all about cheating, anyway they act very nicely, we will not suspect. until I find this post I didn’t know I was cheated, Thank you guys for the valuable information and help more people stay away from these frauds.

  17. Mohammad says:

    Hello everyone,

    Thanks for sharing the truth.

    This happened to me lastweek, do you think it is possible to get refund.

    And if someone can share the pictures of those both shops in Bur Dubai behind Fahidi Soak, Thank you!

  18. Ghazi says:

    Thank you so much for this post of awareness i got scammed 2 days ago and today i went to the shop , i ddnt have to say anything , i just put the stuff on table and asked for full refund , he said u will loose 10% card fees , i told him i want full refund or ill call the police , he said okay call , i called and during the call they gave me full refund , dont let ur money that u work hard for go in this way by these scammers , have a good day guys

  19. SK says:

    There is serious scamming network running in the Meena bazar computer plaza region. I was fallen in the trap since they approach you looking helpful and innocent. This is a serious SCAM and a very well planned and organized. The problem is its not in ONE shop they will dupe you. They will take you to one shop get some herbs then the other shop where they will say you already paid 500AED now lets complete this without it won’t work and they are always in hurry….I figured out once I asked the scammer who is so called “manjeet” bravely gave the content of the herbs over whatsapp and found out this post….it turned out a business phone which is circulated among the scammers who take shift here is their number: 0523015598 They are not afraid of the police…I went back to the shop and demanded refund they gave me the excuse owner has travelled and come back in 10 days. They will give you voucher like card and say come back. They have it all recorded whom they have scammed how much each scammer has paid. they all have Blue big notebooks and keep record of their “operation”. So I went again they didn’t entertain me “wait”, “owner is not here” after calling the police (who told me to go the consumer protection) they didn’t budge in. They wanted to talk to police themselves… pressure and assertiveness paid off partially and was able to get back only 1500AED from the 2490AED paid….since they were teaming up and forcing me to leave up their shop when my voice started getting higher. They made sure to take the “vouchers” they gave and the “herbalized oils” however they didn’t know that all the conversation was getting recorded in my phone and I have taken photos of their vouchers. Now I have lodged a complaint with the DED.

    • SK says:

      the SHOP are called DAR ALSHIFFA NATURAL HERBS and DARBARI NATURAL HERBS in Meena Bazar. the mix who the scammer even writes to you on whatsapp are: Garlic oil, Black seed oil, Johar marjan, Johar tillkalan, Sarkndu, Mehra

    • Ali says:

      It was nice having breif conversation with you. We are glad that you were able to get atleast some of the refund. We recommend going back again and ask for a full refund which eventually they will.

      Thank You
      Luqmani Herbs

      • Malik says:

        Hello, I think i got scammed yesterday in Deira i was walking along the road and the guy approached me that he has a solution for the dark sports on my face and he offered to help. He called out few products for but i don’t understand so he decided to take me to a supermarket and requested for black seed cream 10dhs and after paying we proceed to a herbal shop where he asked the shop owner for face clear cream and he said i need 12 gram and a gram costs 10dhs and Akseer 12 grams a gram cost 35dhs everything cost 540dhs. But i realized something wasn’t right and decided to google this product and came encounter with this post.
        How do i get my money back please?

  20. SK says:

    The shops involved in the scamming scheme are: DAR ALSHIFAA NATURAL HERBS and DARB AL SHIFAA Natural Herbs Trading. Al- Fahidi Street Soul Al Kabeer, Bur Dubai

    • Muhammad says:

      Hi Guys!
      It happened with me as well in Ajman yesterday, a guys who was standing opposite to Gold Souq besides old Mashreq Bank Branch, I went to Mashreq bank and wasn’t aware that it has been relocated. When I found out, I asked this guy where is the bank moved? He guided me with the location but right after given me the address, he said “you have dark circles because your stomach isn’t functioning properly, Sam happened with me until someone gave me a herbal fomula which solved the issue”. He asked me to come to the shop, he asked for Date Syrup, it cost me AED 10 so I didn’t bother to pay, then he took me to another shop where he asked for Akseer & Zamboor which cost me total AED 500. I paid the amount but thinking internally that it’s a scam. I came back home, did the research, found this page and connect all the dots.
      Today, I went again to the same place found the same person is standing, I called 999 and explain police about this scam, they said keep an eye on the guy until a police petrol comes. Somehow the guy started
      walking and disappeared, then I decided to go to the Herbal shop, I went inside the same guy was sitting there, in the meantime I got the call from Police and asked me about my location. I asked them to come to the shop, the guy started apologizing and offering me extra money but I waited there until police came. I explained them whole story, police called Municipality’s team, seal the shop until Municipality examine the medicines, I got my money back and the culprits are with relevant authorities.
      Thanks to Ajman police for their brilliant support.

  21. Suren says:

    Thanks for your blog and comments…they help me to take back 10700 AED… otherwise i could have take flight….same they did ..first offer free bottles and then different herbal from different shops and all in small small streets…luckily we find one shop but they refused to pay back even police also told us that if you don’t have bill and if he didn’t Force you to buy then it is not fruad…but one shop take 8000 AED from credit card and give receipt also and it help us to recover all 10700…thanks a lot

  22. Vipin Vp says:

    I also got scammed. name of the shop : samar hussain natural trading llc location : near mena bazar and kfc , al fahidi street. 2 other shops are also near by doing the same thing. spend 1120 dhs. after realising that it is a scam asked for refund and got back 1000 dhs. please be weary of the tricksters.
    Thank you Luqmani Herbs for all this information and i will definaly buy herbs from you.

  23. Taye says:

    Thanks very much for your information. I was also cheated before yesterday night. I paid them almost 1000 AED for two different powder and one paste. I realized that everything was fake after few mnts I have already went far away from them. I feel nervous so far. Now, it is 2 days past. If i get the shop, will they refund me the money ?

  24. Taye says:

    Thanks very much for your information. I was also cheated before yesterday night. I paid them almost 1000 AED for two different powder and one paste. I realized that everything was fake after few mnts I have already went far away from them. I feel nervous so far. Now, it is 2 days past. If i get the shop, will they refund me the money ?

  25. Adharsh Unni says:

    I feel so stupid now . Almost 900 AED, gone in this… It was 2 weeks back. please help me out to get the refund.

  26. Sss says:

    Same happened with me today in multan, pakistan today. This happened to me exactly as you guys said above. One shop to another and the rest is also the same.

  27. Thinkthank says:

    Same thing Happened to me today , the names of the shops are
    – ATIQ SARDAR NATURAL HERBB TRADING L.L.C and AL Wadi Al Jameel Natural Herbs Trading LLC.
    long story short, the mix 43 portions of a power and charge me 634 AED and then again another
    Portion (43) and then charge me 5000 AED. I knew something was not right because we should have at least agreed on the price. I did have enough cash and had do part payment with my master card. We got to the ATM and I still couldn’t get enough cash because my limit has over for the day. Then they said i should purchase some cell phones with the my card to balance off the difference. At this point i knew it was a scam. I keep my cool , purchased the phone and then i asked them to give me a receipt for the purchase of the herbs, they produce the receipt with items purchase and their prices. I then went for a cup of tea and did my home work on google using the names from the receipt and finally i got to this forum. I went back to the shop and demanded for a complete refund else i call the police, i even called a number which saved in my phone as police and put the call the speakers. The guys were like ” we have already mixed the product, we can’t refund you” I said “F### you and your S##T” refund my money immediately. Forgot to mentioned that when i came back to the shop i met a woman who was about to the scram, i told her get lost because this guys are scammers, she own me a bar of chocolate. Left home with my money…

    Big Thanks to Luqmani Herbs for helping me with this.If you need to buy some herbs always buy from luqmani herbs dont trust anyone else!!!

  28. Anw says:

    This is very Sad and true stories mentioned above, this is planned scams, boys roaming in the streets will take you in confidence, and they are really expert in doing this. You should be very careful to talk to any unknown person offering anything on road. But thanks to Dubai police of the locality they help people and guide them to get the refunds done. But it is also true that the fault is of person who became victim to such planned scam. So just ignore such attractive offers given by scammers on road.
    Big thanks to Luqmani herbs

  29. Shamal Khan says:

    This just happened to me yesterday in Karachi Pakistan at Sadder but as one of my friend was aware of this scam so he told me not to buy but i was a bit confused that they showed me their pics before and after the use of these things so how can this be a scam then i googled it and found this article.

  30. Asish says:

    I was also a victim of Similar Hair Oil fraud/Scam in Bur Dubai in March 2019 and lost 5000 dhs (AED) to this Scam. But took courage and filed a Charge back with my bank against this shopkeeper and fortunately go the full refund of my lost money. Guys, beware of this Scam specially in Dubai as these Fraudsters tend to cheat innocent people and part away with their hard earned money. Sincere request to all visitors to check there blogs before visting to Dubai.

  31. VK says:

    My Dear Friends,

    On 5th June, 2021 I was too cheated by a conman like this. Believe the skills of these thugs in acting is mind blowing, even Hollywood, Bollywood actors cannot do so nicely.

    I met this person near Burjuman, Burdubai who introduced himself as Manjeeth Singh, from Jalandhar (+971 52 3015598) and doing very good textile Business, importing containers of cloth and selling and lives in Sharjah. He poses as if he is busier than the world’s richest person.

    He says he got a formula for hair growth (and shows me his previous photo which was with complete bald head like a playground), which he came to know during his one of his business trips to Malaysia and tells me that he will share the formula and also helps me getting those herbs. He only says if it works just pray for him and help the poor people in his name and tell the same formula to others. In the meantime another accomplice (who is his friend Lucky Singh) turns up and tells they have meeting in Deira, in 30 minutes they need to reach there. Lucky Singh is introduced as importer of Rice and apart from this they both together does real estate business which is also very much flourished. Now this Manjeeth Singh says to Lucky Singh, it is their duty to help the Mankind, please postpone the meeting for an hour and they are doing this help as a humanitarian gesture though they are very busy people on the Earth. He says he inherited baldness from his father (his age is 70) and both of them used and now his father’s hair turned to be thick black and like forest.

    When they said they are busy, I requested him not to waste their time and just tell me those herbs names, I will go and buy myself. This Manjeet Singh tells that one needs to have experience in identifying the herbs, he also says the gender of the herbs whether it is male or female also important which an normal person like me cannot find.

    He said don’t worry, we will come along with you and make sure that I buy the right product. I said my car Air Condition is not working, if they are OK I can drive, Manjeeth Singh tell Lucky Singh OK, let’s park their car in Burjuman Mall and go along with me in my car. On the way Lucky Singh tells ohh man we never travelled in such cars, and Manjeeth Singh with all his good nature he tells brother we need to also get used to little inconvenience’s in life.

    On the way I asked, how much it might cost for all the herbs, he says he also don’t know the price in Dubai, he bought them earlier in Malaysia. Let’s go there and see.

    Though they know the exact shop, they act as if they don’t know and asks some fellow (who is again a part of their group) on the road where is the place to Iranian Herbs shop, they give some directions based on that I was driving and saw some parking slot in Meena Bazar tried to park the car their and said we will walk to search, Lucky Singh again says no Brother we cannot walk it might be far. I entered the road to Mini Sind Punjab in Meena Bazar (we need to take right turn immediately after Aster Clinic which is on Bank Street and go straight take 2nd right, it is one way road), then all of a sudden Manjeeth Singh, Bhai now we will park and walk as we cannot identify the shop like this. We found a parking on the road, and these people says that how lucky I am to find parking on a busy Saturday even and went on saying my star signs are perfect on that day and GOD sent them to me to help me.

    Next to where we parked is a grocery (again is planned one which they act as accidental), we went into the shop and Manjeeth Singh asks the shop keeper to give Vatika Black Seed Oil & Vatika Garlic Oil of one bottle each which is 300gms each bottle, and this guy took out the money and tried to pay for it, then I insisted and said no I will pay for it, the shop keeper charged AED. 30/- for both the bottles (Where as it is AED. 25/- in Carrefour) without invoice. These people including the grocery shop working in a network and looting people.

    Then he asks the shop keeper where can he find Iranian Herbs shop, he says that it is just opposite the road in the lane (this small lane is exactly opposite Mini Sind Punjab Restaurant). Before entering the lane, I asked can he please write the names of the herbs for my record, as I could not make out when he spells them.

    Finally he wrote names of 4 herbs, (here you go for your reference)

    1) Gortokoma
    2) Sirkandu
    3) Tillkalan
    4) Mastkaromi

    I remember him saying the gender also important, so I asked him he said all should be male herbs and that too German made only (Iranian fellow selling German Herbs what can I say about myself being educated fool falling into trap for such cheaters).

    We reached this Herbs shop by name DAR AL SHIFAA NATURAL HERBS L.L.C which is a stone’s throw away from grocery again (this too accidentally near the grocery according to them), there was already a customer in the shop and they said due to COVID restrictions, only 3 people at a time allowed are allowed, so Manjeeth Singh all of a sudden takes me to another shop which is the parallel lane and the name of the shop is REHMAN ALI NATURAL HARBS TRADING L.L.C, and says we will buy some herbs whatever we get in this shop and remaining in the previous shop.

    As soon as we entered the second shop, Manjeeth Singh tells to show the powders for hair growth, the person at the counter shows two bottle with powders from different brands one is expensive (1 gm costs AED.150/-) and other is bit lower (it costs AED. 120/-), Manjeeth Singh advices to take the best one, and then asks me whats my age, I said 40, then he says as per calculation I should 20 gms which is weight of half my age, before I could think anything and say yes or no, they take the powder of 10gms each and mixes in both the bottles and charged me AED.3000/- for it and like fool I paid in cash, later he takes me to the first shop and asks him to show some powders and he mixes there 3 powders and i really now here became blank and unable to understand what is happening and finally charged AED. 8000/- and when I said I don’t have that much money, these people make me feel that I am so mean and wasted their time, which they came to help me and I don’t have big heart for myself nor respect for them who came to help me. I said I have 5000 only in cash and my credit card has around AED. 1500/- balance, so they took AED.5000 in cash and swiped AED. 1530/- from my credit card and all in total I paid AED. 9,530/- , wiped out in no time. They asked me to pay when I get my next salary.

    Now for past 2 days, it is like I am in a traumatic condition, could not say to anyone in my home also. I feel myself dejected.

    Yesterday I went to the same shop and asked for refund they are threatening me, and shouting that they did not sell anything by force, it is me who asked them and they sold it.

    Their main target is tourists, who are always in hurry and they know that once the tourists leave the country nobody can catch them or prosecute them. Each of these shops are earning not less than AED. 30,000/- per day by just cheating.

    My dear friends please do not fall under such traps, these are some crooked people around us. May GOD save this world from such people.
    Thank you Luqmani Herb for this amazing post.

  32. Nirajan says:

    Yesterday we met a man near Burjuman shoping mall, he approached us saying he use to loss a lot of hair but he regain all his hair because of the special herbs and oil.He offeres us to help buy the oil and herbs.First he took us to grocery shop and told us to buy black seed oil and amla oil and as we walk towards the herbal shop he told us he was helping us because of good will.He doesnt want anything in return excecpt prayer.He told us that he live in Sarjah and he is into carpet business.He also told us that he is in a hurry and his friends are waiting for him in taxi.He told us to help people who need help once we notice the result that our hair are growing back.
    We reach the shop and before we could talk he told the shop keeper to add 5 variety of powder and told us the bill is 1650 AED we were shock and ask him why so expensive.He said its a secret receipe for the sheikh and its from beat quality herbs, which guarantee that yout hairfall will stop and start growing back.
    We came home a bit confuse and once we did research we found out about this page and call Ali he told us to go back and ask for
    refund. We rush back to the shop but it was close.we saw a small tailor shop next to it and ask for help. They told us that we are the third person who came to ask for refund.they told us the shop is close so we went back to our room.Thank God our accomodation was close by.We call the police but they told me that i went with my will so they cannot help inless we have a receipt.
    Today we went back and ask for full refund but he told us he has added all his herbs amd need to deduct at least his cost price.We agreed and got back 1300 AED.
    Thankyou Luqmani Herbs for making this information available.We got back our money.I think we need to raise awareness to everyone.Goodnight guys.

  33. JNSDA says:


    Firstly thank you for everyone who shared their stories and how they got their refund.

    I experienced this situation yesterday (26 June, 2021) and spent 350 aed. I came home and tried to Google the names of the herbs and came upon this article.

    I visited the shop and demanded my refund. I treated him like a guilty person and quickly refunded the money. He tried to keep 20 aed for his loss. I did not buldge. He then refunded all the money.

    Please go forward and get your money back. Just be confident and be persistent.

    Thank you everyone speciality Luqmaniherbs ♥

  34. Sanjeeb Kumar Senapati says:

    I have just cheated by a shop in nakheel, near Vegitable market. The guy fools me and taken 1400 Dhs and given me 2box and said me to continue for two months so that the fat will get reduce. Now I have understood and can any one help me how should I get my money back.

  35. Raza zaidi says:

    Yesterday I was going home from work , I was on bike and a guy (scam) on bike approached me, and said your hair is white from behind, I was also facing the same thing, and I use akseer e Maida, akseer e amrjan, and akseer e bol bejh, i said where can I find these herbs, he said as I am in hurry but I can help you only if you remember me in your prayers, i said sure, he takes me nearby shop, in 6 number chungi , ahsan pansar Multan Pakistan, asked for these herbs, shopkeeper was also involved in this matter, he started taking with me and try to be show affection, then he gave me some powde of akseer maira for cost 1000 of 4 dose, and claim for money, i gave them, and then he gave me akseer maida for rupee’s 6000, luckily i have no money, but he asked me to go and take it until i will make the proper solution for your white hair, i said no thanks give my solution as i gave him 1100 rupees for akseer and gaozaban , and return home, next day when i searched the herbs, luckily i found this website, next day i went with my father and asked him for full return, first he denied by saying you have break the seal, now it is useless, when i shout and start making videos, and threatened him for calling the police then quickly he gave my 1100 back…
    Thanks to luqmaniherbs……

  36. Ahmed says:

    This type of scam has been started in Bahawalpur, Pakistan . They just took you to the Pansaar store one to other and another and say that they’ll have business in dubai and they are from multan pakistan one of them have beard & hairs , smart then second one and second one have small hairs they are on bike( red colour, cd dream) . If anyone have there photo pl share.

  37. Muhammad Qasim says:

    Assalam O Alaikum and hello to all I went to the shop of these fraudsters today and I asked them to take back my money. They were cheating and they were not paying the money in full. Then I started calling the police and then they agreed. And Allhumdulillah he returned all my money to me and I pray to Allah, the Lord of Glory, to save you all from those deceivers and I am very grateful to Mr Ali Brother Luqmani Harb is such a great, mankind and great man. I have no words to thank him, just a prayer for him. May Allah Almighty keep them happy and safe forever. Amen

  38. Iska L. says:

    Something similar has happened to me last Sunday, 10/10/2021, except that I was the one who approached a guy to ask for a direction.

    I was in the area looking for guitar accessories and a used camera. I have been walking around and checked some shops, approaching some guys from point to point till I bump into a guy (Guy 1) sitting outside a herbal shop (which name I cannot remember).

    I asked him the direction. He told me where to but, as I head on my way, he interrupted me saying something ”How long have you had those pimple spots in your face…”. ”A few years”, I responded. ”I have that too before; now, gone. I used a mix of black seed cream and some powders” he elaborated so kindly. I said, ”Okay, that’s good.” ”Do you have a pen? I will write it for you.” ”Yes, I have.”

    When I was about to pull out my pen in my bag, he rushed inside their shop, where I followed abruptly. He took a paper and pen and then wrote 3 ”products”. He then explained that these worked well to him as they are herbal/natural treatments. I was in quite awe thinking indeed there are still good people despite all negativities happening these days.

    I took the paper and reviewed telling him I will find and buy the products myself, but he was being extra kind. He said he will take me to a nearby pharmacy and show me the black seed cream where I then paid 20 AED. I ask for a receipt – the cashier claims they don’t have it (I said okay, I don’t think it is necessary).

    When we got out of the pharmacy, I thought we are going to part ways; he talked again and told me to go to another herbal shop across from the pharmacy.

    He asked the shopkeeper (Guy 2) of the powders he wrote in the paper. I asked what the products are. I remembered Akseer and one powder from Germany (where he insisted in our WhatsApp conversation it is just called a FACE CLEAR POWDER???).

    Guy 2 took out one bottle saying it was Akseer and, guy 1 asked me my age and based the dosage on that. Six dosages cost 90 AED – 15 AED per dose. I even tried to bargain at 50 but ended up paying 80 (And now I just remembered, guy 2 quoted me at 10 AED per dose!!!). I handed a 100 where I did not get any change.

    Guy 1 demanded one more powder, and guy 2 took out two bottles – they said the name but, I did not get it. Guy 2 quoted 25 per dose. Guy 1 said to pour the dosages the same as Akseer. This time, I told them I can’t pay much for just herbal powders. Guy 1 said this amount is nothing for a good result, something like that. They then argued a little. Guy 1 said, ”I am selling this for 20 per dose in my shop.” where I interrupted, ”Don’t you have it in your shop? We can take from there, I think.” He just answered a cold ”No.” They sort of finalized at 20 per dose.

    I remember choosing between the country of origin – I chose the German one instead of the Turkish powder. Guy 2 has put six dosages plus one saying it is a probono. Guy 1 mixed all the powders into the black seed cream, I have handed out another 100 AED, and voila, that’s the formula!

    Guy 2 handed me a calling card (with shop name – to be disclosed), assured me the treatment will work, and told me to contact him for any info.

    Guy 1 and I walked out of the shop and headed towards where we met. I asked a few questions about the treatment, and he guaranteed me a good result. He gave me his number and full name. I thanked him a few times for being so kind, and he thanked me back. I asked if he would like something to drink but he responded he is okay. He added I should come back with a gift or pray for him, at least if I get a good result on the herbal treatment.

    I have mixed emotions at that time thinking I have met a good samaritan out of this Pakistani guy (guy 1). I even thank God and remember saying, ”Blessed be this man, may they have excellent sales in their shop”. I even pictured coming back to him with a grateful face but reading this blog – I pity myself; am I that vulnerable for humanity? Or was it hypnotism or just another plain sweet talk?

    P.S. This blog was the first search result when I tried to look for the benefits of Akseer Sunday night as I really felt unease. They definitely tricked me with kindness, and this breaks my heart.

    I have sent WhatsApp messages to guy 1 and told him to expect me for a full refund. 200 AED is not that much compared to the amounts you have mentioned, but that costs my trust in humanity. Using people’s insecurities and milking their cash, that too I cannot. I am planning to go there by the weekend; anyone who can help me if this won’t go well? I will, of course, try to call the police if necessary.

    Thank you all for this, especially to Mr. Ali for bringing this to our attention.

  39. George says:

    Thank you for this blog, on 28th Oct 2021 i was also a victim in the same way, in RAK.
    I paid AED 1,150/- i went back and asked for full refund, they refused and later i got AED 900/- back.
    Guys be careful of these kind of people.

  40. ShareWin says:

    Good thing I found this link. I went to Bur Dubai last night Nov 2, 2021. Outside Al Ain computer Bldg. same scenario 1 guy approached me about the “cure”. To cut the story short I spend 1400 AED for the powder that he mentioned. Next day I went back to the shop and asked for the refund. With the help of Mr Ali and Luqmani Herbs I am able to get the full amount from the scammers. Be vigilant your surroundings specially these day.
    God bless you Mr Ali and thank you for your help.

  41. Muhammad Siddiq says:

    On 2nd November 2021 I was going from Faisal Movers Bus Terminal Vehari Chowk and a guy Named Rahim Ali (scam) on bike approached me, and said you are over weight, I was also facing the same thing, and I use Jawarish Kamoni , i said where can I find these herbs, he said as I am in hurry but I can help you only if you remember me in your prayers, i said sure, he takes me nearby shop, Near Faisal Mover’s bus terminal Vehari chowk, Zam Zam pansar store Dealer name Dilawar Sijad Multan Pakistan, asked for these herbs, shopkeeper was also involved in this matter, he started taking with me and try to be show affection, then he gave me some Jawarish Kamoni cost 100 and add in it Marjan Nakra and yaqoot 10 gram each claim for money 26500 i gave them, two thing missing purchase from another Pansar store of these Fraud guys Hakeem Name Malik Imtiaz who said this is outstanding solution of Fats , then i searched the herbs, luckily i found this website, next day i went back to these Fraud Zam Zam Pansar and Fraud Hakeem both are setting there and i asked him for full return, first he denied by saying you have break the seal, now it is useless, when i shout and start making videos, and threatened him for calling the police then quickly Dilawar Sijad return Medicine but money not return and promise for second day 6 o clock then I call him next day but he return 5000 Rs. and ask for time in this the fraud guy Rahib ali also contact me to make sure they return it soon but they not return the remaining amount Now I make file complain in Police, Anti corruption and FIA and waiting for their reply to catch Fraud of Zam Zam Pansar And Fraud Hakeem Malik Imtiaz and Fraud guy Rahib Ali.

  42. vivek says:

    Today i was parking my car near al fahidi metro station one random punjabi guy (he mentioned not sure) came to me and pointed i have belly fat, I said ya i am trying to reduce it. He said in such a young age you shouldn’t have this much belly, i can help you with one formula just try it you can get these things here. I said ok he told me write down these things, i started to type in my phone he said dont bother i will show you the shop u can buy from there. first i said no i will buy later then this guy insisted to help me. He said his family is waiting inside the mall we should hurry. i followed him like i was hypnotized by his good behavior and humane nature. first he took me to a ormal grocery shop and purchased one bottle of kayam churn which cost me 8dhs, he said he can pay that if i want I was like y should this good man pay for my expense. Then he asked the shop keeper where can i get “other medicines” then he pointed out next to the shop and he said ok and he rushed to the shop, I was wondering how this shop keeper know the shop while the other guy just mentioned “other medicines”. But he i followed him anyway and we went to one shop and he told me to ask the shopkeeper the medicine he mentioned actually i had forgotten the name so he only asked. He asked for nukra then the shop keeper gave one glass bottle inside there was some powder this guy put his finger and tasted it as he knows the reciepe and he said not this one give me the iranian good quality one. i asked him how much it is he said 30 dhs per capsule so i said ok. then the shop keeper gave 6 spoons of it and said this is the right dosage this guy immediately opened the bottle which we bought from gocery store and mixed this powder in it and started to shakinng it. shop keeper asked me 180 dhs coz he had gave me put 6 spoons. I said no money do u accept cash? he said ok and i paid by cash. then immediately he took me to another shop and said need to buy mehra and that guy also said 30 dhs. I told him i dont have enough money and i asked if there is any side effects, He said I came all the way to help you i dont need any commision or anything i am just doing for the humanity, My kids also can have this there is no side effects. this is not gudka or pan this is herbals which are natural. I said ok and i swiped my card. I paid 330 here in this shop, he wanted to add one more portion of some herb but he understood i have no more money he said u can have that later for your weightloss this is enough. and he told me I have to eat this for 50 days and in 15 days i can see the differemce. He gave me his number and name told me to call him after i have the good result and he left.

    I went and sit in my car and thought y I had spend these much money in 10 minutes which usually i dont spend even in hospitals, I had my doubts and started googling it. then i found this blog and shocked knowing that i got scammed, i couldnt read complete article but understood i can get a refund. I rushed to the store and told him in anger i know i got scammed and i need my money back or i am calling police. first he said who told you its a scam I said i already called police they said to come and ask for refund if you dont give police will come with me. then the shop keeper asked me for bill i showed him the reciept, suddenly other shopkeeper also came to the shop i told that guy next i am coming for you. then the shop keeper asked me how much the other shop owe you i said 330. then he said he can refund total of 385 bcoz we mixed the herbs and all. I said no i am calling the police then he said no problem go for it. I started to walkout then he said ok take 400. bcoz i was in a hurry and had no time I thought to let go the other 110 i Had spend and took that 400 and left. But If i were standed on calling police i would have got full refund.

    So If any of my friends who r already got cheated go to the shop and get your full refund, they cant afford police investigation so be confident to get the refund. When i was going back to the car I saw two guys talking and i went there and listened their conversation ,this guy was about to get scammed for hair loss. I told him brother dont go with him I just lost my money and helped him not going into the scam. Now even i lost some money I have the satisfaction of helping some guy not falling into it.

    Guys please be aware!!! these guys are very convincing try to ignore their free consultation.

    • Ali says:

      Hey Vivek,
      Thank you for the post. Please be careful as these scammers are very professional. I am happy that you got your full refund and this post will help others not to get scammed.

  43. Ahmed says:

    Hi Guys. These fake herbal guys are a real shame & I request authorities to act against them with some many complains on this site. I was conned by 2 shops in Bur Dubai today ( 12.12.2021) Darb Al shifaa natural herbs & New Natural Health Food. Be careful with all the shops & fake marketing guys in that area. Spread the word & save people from these con guys & shops who are working together. Thanks

  44. Sushant says:

    The same thing happened with me on Hamdan Street , Abu Dhabi today. I went for refund he refused. He had taken me to one nearby jewellery shop which he claimed they have same owners. Later jewellery shop said they have no connection with the harbal shop whatsoever. The herbal shop name is Ahshab and Saffran and Jewellery shop name is Golden Tower. Both these shops are located on Hamdan Street , Abu Dhabi. I am going to file a complaint tomorrow. If anyone knows how this should be solved please let me know.

  45. imdad Ali says:

    Thank you so much Mr. Ali for the post. Happened to me today near Alfahidi metro station. Shop name is Noor Zaman Natural Herbs Trading LLC. I am going for refund coming weekend. But I paid through card and machine account belong to some beauty saloon not the herb store itself.

    • Ali Khan says:

      Brother Same thing happened with me on same shop “Noor Zaman Natural Herbs Trading LLC”. I realized within an hour that it is a scam. I spoke with and read all the comments by Mr. Ali and went to the shop. I called police and they void the transaction even though it was for beauty salon. I got my complete money back but they asked for 10% of total and I paid 5%. I believe you should try the same and you will get your hard earned halal money back. Insha Allah

  46. Rajib says:

    Hey, be careful of those guys in Qatar as well, this scam is now in Qatar Gold Souq and in other places. A afghan guy approached me and asked me for my hair grow, it’s ended up with 2 herbs of costing 500QAR. Initially it was looks like he is helping and as it look like he also got benefited. But after paying the amount I realized that I have been cheated. But the person disappeared.

  47. Ali Khan says:

    Today at around 2:30 when I was leaving Khaleej Centre Dubai after my lunch a guy came near to me and asked in very respective manner “If you do not mind can I say something. I was like yes please go ahead. This guy told me you are very smart person but your tummy is coming out and it will cause a lot of problem for you. My brother was having 107 KG and now he is 75 by just using few herbs (and he was in extreme rush that I was not able to understand the names which are Sarkandu, Gurdkuma,Mehra, Tila Kala. All of a sudden a new guy appears and he told he is the guy who lost the weight. First guy told to second guy that please take care of him, I am going inside to see the family. The way they hypnotize was amazing. He told to purchase from any herb shop etc and I was like I am not aware of all these things so he was like for the sake of God I will help you but you need to promise me that you will tell the same to other people as I am doing all the things in the name of GOD and this was given to my father by one arabic guy and all arabs are using this formula. Then he took me to grocery for dabur chamanprash and other stuff. Grocery guy told him to please go on back side and he was acting like that he doesn’t know anything about the area. He told me that he has a shop in Sharjah for blankets and he is here to deliver the item but he is only helping me. Then he took me to one shop where they gave me chamanprash as well as black seed powder which was ok as it costs around 40 AED. Then suddenly he took out one bottle Malaysian, Turkish Sarkandu and he told its for 25 AED still I was convinced but then suddenly he told me you need 8 portions which is around 200 and in this way he put all the other stuff like Gurdkuma,Mehra, Tila Kala. He billed me around 1000 AED and I paid through my credit card. He told me to take 1 spoon before sleep and after one month my tummy will be flat and the best part that he gave me warranty card also. I was confused while leaving and in dis belief.

    After this I reached office and searched for the effectiveness of Sarkandu, Gurdkuma,Mehra, Tila Kala and found this post and then I realized I got scammed like anything. then I read all the comments and decided to go back same time. I spoke with Mr. Ali and he helped me a lot. When I went there I straightly told him that I need refund and he was like how can we take now its mix. I told him please do not make my fool anymore I already researched and its of no use and you know this thing also. He was like I will not take it back, I told him not a problem I will call police right now in front of you and he was like do whatever you want to do. I dialed police number in front of him on speaker, once he is satisfied that I am talking with police he went out and called another person. He was like why you called police if we can talk. I told him that I simply asked the refund and if you will not do I will go to consumer court as instructed by police in front of you. He was like you did card payment so you have to pay 10%. Finally we agreed on 5%. I paid him 50 AED and he void the transaction in front of me.

    Please please please its a request not to get trapped by these scammers and if you are already trapped please go and ask for refund. I just got my refund and I am relax now but on the other hand I am in dilemma that what type of convincing power they have that they are scamming person like me and so many.

    I wish they use their energy in good way which will be more beneficial for them and for their families.

  48. G says:

    Thanks to this post! We got our money back. Simply walked back into the shop and returned the acclaimed herbs and the shopkeeper refunded back. Also adding the name of herbs he lured us by to update the post:
    Black seed 2 box
    Johre e nakra
    Johre e akseer
    Johre e liyonk ras
    Thank you so much again for this post!

  49. MS says:


    I want to share my own story about what happened to me last Friday. I went to Grand Bur Dubai Masjid for jummah as I try to visit all the big mosques when I travel to a new country. I was talking down the street looking at the historical buildings and walking through souvenir shops. I got harassed a few times by local vendors but I’ve traveled all around the world and I’m very used to how to deal with this kind of stuff. I usually just ignore and if they keep bothering me then I get right up into their face and just stare at them and they usually apologize and leave quickly.

    Once I left that area I was walking back to where I parked my car and I got stopped by this guy that said “salam, can I say something if you don’t mind?”. I thought this guy is so polite so I let him talk to me which I almost never do. He tells me I have a lot of acne and its because my liver is not good and that he had the same problem and tells me I need to take some kind of herbal remedy that he took and it change his life.

    Personally I felt something off but I have a deep insecurity about this and I have been looking for a cure for years but haven’t been able to find anything so I believed this was Gods way of showing me a possible solution. He tells me how he’s from the same background as me and he knows where my parents grew up (They’re from Pakistan) and how he’s also from the same area and blah blah blah.

    Next thing I know he tells me about these 3 magical herbs that will change my life and give me good skin for life and I was so surprised I just listened to him. I tell him I don’t know where to find it and he tells me he will take me right now to get in the name of Allah because that’s what good Muslims do. This was my own fault because I know most Muslims from Pakistan are scammers and they’d sell their own mothers to make a dollar but being insecure and naive I went with him.

    He took me to the first grocery store and told me to buy date seed syrop for 50 AED which I bought. Then he asks the grocery person where can we find x and y herbs pretending like he doesn’t know already. The guy says to go down the street and I follow him to this herbal place and he tells me it’s going to be 250 AED for the first herb. The guy takes it out and puts it into a paper and puts it into this syrop and then he looks at me and says it’ll be 3000 AED and I was like WOW. I don’t have that kind of money but I’ll put it on my credit card. So I charge it to my credit card and then he says I need to buy this next herb for another 1500 AED. So I buy that 1 also. Then he says I’m missing 1 more and tells me to follow him to the next store where I spend another 1000 AED. By the end I was out 5500 AED and I didn’t know what hit me.

    I get home thinking this is the magical cure but I felt something was wrong and so I googled it just to find this blog and now I’m so disgusted by my own people that I just want to leave the GCC and never come here again. I came here for Umrah and Hajj and I’m leaving with an extreme hatred of my own people and this country.

    Alhumdulilah I have money and good connections in Dubai so I’ll go back to that shop next Friday with the police and try to shut the whole store down but if anyone is reading this please don’t get caught in this scam. It’s my first time ever being conned and it’s a very humbling experience.

    Ali if there’s anyways I can reach out to you please let me know. Would love to discuss how we can protect more people from these disgusting parasites. JAZ

    • Ali says:

      Please provide me your contact number. I’ll call you tomorrow morning.
      You can share your contact number here. It I’ll be private

        • MS says:

          I went to 3 police stations. The SPS, Bur Dubai and 1 other. All of them were completely useless. I just went back to the store, made sure they were open, called 999 and waited for the police to come with me. They went inside with me and threatened to arrest everyone if they didn’t refund my money on the spot. They begged me to let them keep 10 % and I told them if they ask again I will make them give me 10 % more for wasting my time.

          The police waited with me for almost half hour and kept yelling at them to hurry up. They were just killing time and hoping the police would leave. He started begging me to let him keep 3 % since I put it on my credit card and the police was like it’s up to me and then I just felt bad so I let them keep the 3 % and they gave me back 5400 AED. I’m still going to talk to the US and Canadian embassy to pursue these guys and I’m going to talk to their own payment processing company to get them to not allow credit and debit transactions on their machines.

          The police station is completely useless here in Dubai but the actual police on the street are extremely helpful and actually really care. I wanted to give them each 500 AED but they were so honest they wouldn’t even accept it. Overall just good, honest, Muslims and police officers

    • Rehana Abramjee says:

      Salaams ali I have just been scammed for AED 700 this morning, I need to get my money back please

  50. Atta says:

    Assalama-0-Alaikum All alot of days may be 4 5 month ago 1 person said to me that your hair is very thiny & baled yes it is he said to me the herbal thing that is i forgot on that time i found alot but not get it .now today again the same person after 4 month comming in front of me and said the same things i realize that i met you i think he didnot realize me now he is not one they are 3 person 1 is his big brother big brother told me the herbal thing he said to me for the sake of God i will go with yiu to the shop then i go with then asked how much the oil price he said around 600 dirham but i m in pakistan so he tell me its cost is 240 i thought totally 240 when i both enter the shop he said to the shopkeeper the oil the 1 herbal that is nakra he said to me open the oil bottle i opened then the herbel 12 garam nakra aded the 1 garam nakra cost me 90 rupees in Pakistan the total will be now the 12 garam nakra and oil botlle cast me 1320 rupees now again he said to the shopkeepr again the more herbal i dont inow the exact name but the shopkeepr said to me the cost of that herbal 750 rupees for 1 garam so i asked the complete total that herbal price he said to me 13000 thousand rupees i shocked on that time i have not much money in my volet so i stop the process the brother said to me if you dont have right now i will give the oayment for you to the shopkeepr i said no i will come again tomorrow when i have oayment then will buy i gave the 1300 ruoees to the shopkeepr and i said stop the next process to make the oil so then i came home and search that herbal oil the name of i nakra extra extra so i found that riwews i am totally again shocked that why some people do that with inicent oeople who trust well now i decided i will go tomorrow on that shop and said to the shopkeepr to refund my 1300 rupees well i think i m little bit lucy on that i have no my so i gave only 1300 i i have may b i gave it full payment so it will b a more loss thank Allah almoght will update you if the shopkeepr refund me jazakAllah & be aware

  51. Qaseem says:

    Ali brother plz help me…Same happens to me in meena bazar when I came out of merto station one guy told me you have too much fat and use these things four things saffof kalwanji johar bandana johar akseer and one more after that he took me to shops there and trapped me with story and i spent more then 600 aed in different shops located there herbal shops…please help me my number is 0554587415

  52. Ahsan says:

    Report this guy his whatsapp no is 00 971 52 856 5482 his name is zain he is cheating everyone in karachi and in dubai
    This guy stopped me in saddar when i was going to a mall in saddar and said that i look good in terms of personality and it would look great to have good hair and said that your hairs are falling rapidly and you need to use the arnica oil with nukra akseer jawar e bal and marjan he was acting as if he was in a hurry while i asked him to type these i will bought it later than he said that i will take u to the shop and mix these herbs for u the shop was also near he first took me to the medical and asked me to buy arnika oil and than took me to the herbs shop that was on the other side of the road and asked the shop keeper to give me nukra akseer and other 2 herbs and mixed those herbs in that oil and shopkeeper asked me to pay 800 rs i paid that amount than he said u have to buy 1 more herb which costs 800 than i realized that he is a scam he put that herb in the oil without asking to me than i realized that he is scamming than shopkeeper asked me to pay him 800 more i refused to pay him than he ran away and didn”t even stayed for a second.
    Kindly everyone report this bustard he is in dubai and may scam even more innocent people
    His name is zain
    00 971 52 856 5482

  53. Emad says:

    I was also deceived in this way. How can I get my money back from them? If you have a similar experience, leave me your email and contact number.

  54. Vikash says:

    I also got scammed yesterday 5th may 2022 at meena baazar, the shop is opposite malaabar store which is near KFC
    I recovered my full money and this is all because of this post which gave me some hope to go there and fight for my hard earned money.
    Don’t settle for less, ask for full refund, they will trick you that there are items in it and he won’t be able to sell this to anyone and ask you to refund 35% or 50% and so on. Don’t forget that they cheated you first and after this you don’t have to be fair with them.
    Don’t leave the shop, just get the full money, don’t go for any excuse that they will refund the full money tomorrow.

  55. Kay says:

    Just yesterday one guy called Ali approached me and said my Tommy is coming out
    And opted to help me with some items. His reaction was as though he genuinely wanted to help me so I complied. He listed the items for me and later hurriedly took me to a grocery store just behind wimpy Restaurant at Deira, gave me a black seed for 30aed. And later asked for another item when it wasn’t there, he took me to another store. They gave him 12 doses which amounted to 240aed. I told him I have no plans for such purchase so I can’t pay for it. He later took 40aed from and added 200aed to it and bought it for me. I came home to read about the ingredients only to jump into this article. God bless you guys. These guys are really bad and funny enough the police is fully aware of them.

    Y’all be careful out there.

  56. Amit Sethi says:

    Hi All, these guys use the same tactics. they were in group of three near bon-ton, meena bazar, Dubai
    Exactly same pattern. They told me about my grey hairs and told me to use Black seed oil
    Garlic oil, Sarkandu, Bandela and Gurdkuma

    He asked me to note it down. I couldn’t take a note, as this guy was deliberately speaking with higher pace, then he offered help and said, how would you know which herb is pure, let me help you buy this and took me to few shops. He tried to be sweet and friendly to me, he said he is from Jalandhar Punjab and had a same problem of grey hair but now the problem is resolved and he has all black hair even in this age.
    he first took me to a shop and asked for few items, shopkeeper denied and he came out and took me to another shop, it is on the right side of the opposite lane of bon-ton. He purchased vatika oil and started to show off that he will pay for this. It was for 30 AED. I felt awkward why he would pay for me, so I paid 30 AED but at the same time I also felt I am being scammed. Then the guy asked the shopkeeper that do we have any herbal shop nearby, shopkeeper replied, “after two shops”. He made me believe that he doesn’t know anything about the herbal shop. Then we both went there to the herbal shop and he asked the shopkeeper do you have Sarkandu, Bandela, Gurdkuma

    The other guy asked him, do you need raw or final product. he replied, final product.
    He showed him. he showed off like he knows the herb. he smelled and yes this is the pure one.
    this is the male form.
    then he asked give us 8 gms each herb.

    I realized he is not even asking me whether I have that kind of money or not.
    then I asked the price, the shopkeeper replied 25AED per gm and I need to buy 24gms minimum to make the formula work.

    This is 600AED, this is handsome amount of money.
    I realized he is not giving me time to think, I am being scammed.

    I stopped him there itself and told him, I am not carrying cash. both insisted I can pay by card.
    I realized I am in a situation and need to be out of here.

    I told them, its not with me. Then they further insisted my family must be having cash or card. they were persistent I must buy.

    I politely said no, and then he asked me to make a note of the names and buy it later when ever I have money.

    I dropped him out, went back to the first shop and returned the vatika oil bottles and came back happy.

    This I have learnt earlier as well, when people are giving you no time to think they are eyeing on your money.

    Similar fraud happening on the name of tourism companies. I have been cheated there once, I want to know if I can file a complaint against them and get my money refunded.

  57. Ijaz Ahmad says:

    Unfortunately got scammed the same way as you described & I straightly went to the police station and filed the complaint against them.

  58. Ahmed says:

    Absolutely true. real SCAM. I was approached and scammed on the 30 June 2022 at the Sharaf DG metro station by 2 guys with the same pattern of being in a hurry and wanting to help with my pot belly challenge. I was scammed a total of DHS 570.

    Thanks a million to this blog and the experiences shared by all as well as the strategy to recover my money. I went back to the main shop and applied the strategy of inviting the police which worked for me. Just that I settled for less and collected back DHS 500 only after so much plea by the shop owner. he also went round to recover my money from the other scam shops.

    They also offered me the mixture to still take along and use and that if it works I can come and pay later. I rejected it and moved on.

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