Why do they sell fake cigars? What do they aim? Is it only for making more money or scamming cigar lovers?

I think, both. These companies(if they really are) are unfortunately nightmares of cigars lovers. There is no legal action is taken against these companies. As I heard from a friend of mine working at Habanos S.A., there is a department in Habanos who are inspecting all companies selling Habanos product all around the world. Ok, but what is this department doing? Are they inspecting only companies selling Cuban cigars? What kind of legal actions are taken against these companies selling fake products. Answer is simple; nothing. I have sent mails regarding this issue maybe tens of times. I declared all companies selling fake cigars but I could not get a single reply. That’s the reason why I decided to write this blog and try to inform people and maybe urge Habanos S.A. to begin legal actions against these companies. I hope after people showing up interest to our blog Habanos will begin doing their job.

When we come to the issue, at this article we will inspect companies selling fake Cuban cigars online worldwide, list and reveal them one by one.

Our aim is to make everybody aware of these companies and try to prevent people buying from these companies. If we can succeed, these companies will lack in effect slowly and decrease their activities in time. Maybe there will be no need for Habanos to take any legal actions. J

We revealed current counterfeited Habanos products at FAKE CUBAN CIGARS article in detail but we also need your help to complete the whole list. You can help us by providing firms you purchased along with detailed images of the products that you are sure that counterfeited.

Below you can find the current list of websites selling fake Cuban Cigars online;
7 websites listed below is owned by individual called Andrey Yurechenko and all of them is same company.

Solo Cigars (Asia Cigars) (Accumweb Ltd.)

Solo Cigars (Asia Cigars) (Accumweb Ltd.)

Finest Cigars (Asian Cigars)

Finest Cigars (Asian Cigars)

Rocket Cigars (Asian Cigars) old name Go Cubans

Rocket Cigars (Asian Cigars) old name Go Cubans

Royal Habanos (Asian Cigars)

Royal Habanos (Asian Cigars)

Swiss Cuban Cigars (Asian Cigars)

Swiss Cuban Cigars (Asian Cigars)

Vip Cuban Cigars (Asian Cigars)

Vip Cuban Cigars (Asian Cigars)

Cuban Cigars Best (Asian Cigars)

Cuban Cigars Best (Asian Cigars)

Cigar Smokes (Asian Cigars)

Cigar Smokes (Asian Cigars)

Cuban Cigar Plaza (Asian Cigars)

Cuban Cigar Plaza (Asian Cigars)

Buy Cuban Cigars Online

Buy Cuban Cigars Online


(Updated 02.01.2017)

There are two noticeable websites in these;



There websites are advertising at the one of the most popular blog in the world (Cigar Inspector). It is unbelievable such a blog accepts this kind of advert. They should immediately stop this advertisement and should apologize from its visitors.

NOTE: We are really happy to reveal websites selling fake products to our visitors and we also would like you to inform us about other websites you know selling fake products.

ALL FAKE CIGAR SHOPS LIST (Updated 09.25.2018)

GoCubans.com with new name is RocketCigars.com
(Updated 09.25.2018)

FAKE CIGAR REVIEW BLOGS (Updated 12.15.2016)

ZohoCigars.com (This blog is inactive right now. The new name is CigarAdvisorBlog.com)
These kınd of blogs are seen as cigar review blogs however their aim is totally different. They direct you to their own sale websites and those websites sell fake cigars also we have pointed out these websites above article;

Enjoy smoking…

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  1. Why not mention anyone “cigars of habanos”?
    Purchased BOX is entirely rough making.
    The color of the wrapper in the same Vitola purchased in other stores is different extreme.
    BOX code is passed about three years, but the cigars that has been packed was also the case that has not been pressed.
    In other words, it made a recently.It is about the box of the lid can not close properly.
    They says to have a large amount of stock in bonded warehouses.
    However, when I ordered two boxes, they were shipped on separate days.
    These cigars that have been sent to me even real or doubtful.
    Hong Kong store is suspicious.
    I think that in advance to be seen When you try to purchase to confirm by e-mail BOX code and bar code number.
    It will delivered the goods of surely different bar code number.

    • I have purchased many times from Cigars of Habanos with no issues. I’d like to hear the moderator’s opinion on this.

      • Ordered 20+ boxes (every different brand of petite corona numerous times). Monte #4 were legit at first (to earn business) then were substituted w/only God knows what. Substitute was very peppery, no draw, darker and very inconsistent color, loose cap. Brought it to Ravi’s attention and he explained they have too high of volume for any quality control and didn’t offer a refund or credit. Currently looking for a new vendor.

        • The only credible vendor for legitimate Cubans is ihavanas.com

          Many of us on reddit r/cigars will vouch for them. The cigars are shipped from Switzerland (Not shady Hong Kong) However, it takes about 3 weeks to arrive.

    • Never a problem in 15 years. One of the best.

    • Ravi is a very cunning salesman. It adds fake alternating to the original product. Forgery caught among the popular Cuban brands. The quality of the bows is very high, the original boxes. Surrogate cigars are made of Nicaraguan cheap coarse with the addition of Cuban. Taste horrible, fake, which sell Cuba do not compare – Smoking impossible. The taste is similar to COH custom rolled. Fake can be caught on cigars from$ 150 and above.

        ANDREY YURENKOV Managing Director
        IGOR YURENKOV YURENKOVA, director / secretario
        THEIR NUMBER IS +50622905527,

    • I agree with the post. COH sold me a fake box of R&J wide Churchill’s. The labels are replicated very well but it started to discolor after a few months of proper storage. The cigar taste is terrible. If you can get these cigars for 10 bucks then that’s already a red flag. I don’t think cigars in Cuba cost that cheap in Cuba. Just remember no one needs a valid email to vouch for COH. They probably vouch for themselves on these message boards.

    • The are as fake as the day is long. I’ve ordered several times there and the wrappers are still green on some of the montecristos and partagus that purchased. I will never order there again. You are not going to find real Cuban cigars priced that low and free replacement for lost shipments. It is a scam. Any box of cigars that are over all year old will be flattened theirs are always perfectly round. They don’t sell newer cigars like the partagus Maduro, just ones that are over faked. I’ve had friends order there with multiple cigars issues. Sometimes the can produce good fake cigars like their partagus d series, but other times they taste horrible. Bottom line they are 100% fake. If your unsure buy a cigar from la casa del habano and compare it to a coh. You will see the difference.

    • Not sure if I can legitimately post here as I don’t really have a dog in this fight, so to speak. The majority of my Cubans have been purchased first hand at legitimate shops in Canada, but recently I decided to begin purchasing on-line for convenience and price. I have yet to purchase any on-line because I’ve been doing my research to ensure I wouldn’t be wasting my money on fakes.
      Originally I was looking at Finest Cuban Cigars but started seeing enough complaints to direct me away from this company. I then decided to go to one of the main sources of Cuban cigars and I contacted The Pacific Cigar Company directly for their advice. The Pacific Cigar Company is the exclusive distributor of all Cuban cigars in Asia Pacific. The person who answered my e-mail said that he could not say as to whether or not Finest Cuban Cigars sold legitimate Cubans because Finest Cuban Cigars was NOT a customer of theirs. You can probably read into this what he really meant but would not say. I then e-mailed this person back at The Pacific Cigar Company and asked him who he could recommend as a legitimate on-line Cuban cigar dealer and he told me that Cigars of Habanos was a large purchaser of theirs and he has also heard good reviews regarding them. Personally, that was good enough for me and I am planning on ordering a box a Partagas – Serie P No. 2’s this Friday as a trial run. This is one of my all-time favorites and I still have a few from my Canadian purchases to compare it to.

      • I’ve bought real Cubans from Italy and France as well as purchasing cigars from finestcubancigars.com. I’m not sure about your source but I’ve always received legitimate Cuban cigars from this company. I smoke enough cigars to taste the differences. I’ve bought a box of Romeo y Julietas (my personal favorite) and they are true legit Cuban cigars.

  2. You should take time to mention the sites that others may be trying to confuse customers with, Finest Cigars Hong Kong are on your list and I had to check as I have been shopping from http://www.finestcubancigars.com who are legitimate and do a great job.

    As you can see the similarity of the names may call confusion and damage to legitimate sites that do a great job.

    • Dear Richard,

      Thank you for your interest to our blog.
      FinestCigars.com is a website that sells fake cuban cigars and not legal. As you said there is another similar website named FinestCubanCigars however currently we do not have solid information about this website and would be unfair if we claim anything about them before making sure. Dont worry people easily will be able to see the difference between FinestCigars and FinestCubanCigars

      • Your knowledge of the cigar world is impressive. I would like to ask your advice. I have a couple of boxes of Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reservas (one with a very lucky number 3282 for those in business) I would like to sell. (as well as some cohiba double coronas, Partagas SD 1’s).

        Where should I sell them on-line so I will get a decent price?

        Thanks for your attention in advance.

      • Honestly, why would you ever buy from any vendor not verified on Habanos.com? Why? There is only one site online that I know of that is verified on Habanos.com. They are expensive because Cuban Tabacco products are expensive! They are also amazing and the best of the best.

  3. Peter R Worsham

    Just wondering how you explain one of the websites you claim is a purveyor of fake Cuban cigars, I’m not going to tell you which one, sending me the bands and boxes, which I know to be legit? And please, don’t reply in an insulting, condescending “I know so much more about Cuban cigars than you do” kind of way. I’m just wondering if you have an explanation for that?


  4. I thought you might have replied to my question from a couple of weeks ago.

    Can you offer a suggestion as to how any of the website you’re suggesting as purveyors of fakes would have the ability to send me actual cigar boxes and cigar bands from the very same cigars I have ordered? I won’t tell you which websites I have purchased from, but I have a nice little collection of boxes from Montecristo, Cohiba, Romeo y Julieta, Punch, and Bolivar, and bands. And the cigars that I have received have been GREAT. Better that the Habanos I have purchase from licensed purveyors in Canada.


    • Dear Peter,

      First of all thank you for your interest to our blog.
      Before starting need to point out that the main purpose of building this website is to reveal fake websites in cuban world. The websites mentioned above are well known websites selling fake cuban cigars and not legal even not a firm.
      CARIBBEAN CIGARS CORPORATION N.V which is distributor of Panama doesnt even recognized these websites and never sold anything to them.
      Above you can see, these websites have been changing their address informations and do not even have a fixed address.
      They are not even a legal firm and do not respond to questions also using fake photos which arent taken by them.
      And would like to ask you,

      Montecristo Robustos LE 2006
      Montecristo Sublimes LE 2008
      Partagas Serie D No.5 LE08

      Even though these products mentioned above are not sold anymore( just sold by auction for over 1000 USD) how come these websites can sell these products? And funny thing for this prices?
      And wehere is the tubos selection cuban cigars? Did you see them on the these websites? All boxes are just 25’s, 10’s.
      Looking forward to hearing back from you.

      • I agree early days I have purchased from a couple of these vendors totally fake , seriously sublimes or 1966 cohiba 330 usd please what a joke.

        I was wondering if anyone has purchased from another vendor im considering do I just post the name up here or in private ?

  5. I have purchased many times from Cigars of Habanos with no issues. I’d like to hear the moderator’s opinion on this vendor since we have mixed opinions about it.

  6. Hi all! I’m sure royal of habanos they are selling fake cigars cuban. I buy 1 time and never come back. I hope some body can recommend for me about the supplier real cuban cigars for make the business in Vietnam. Thanks

  7. Hi! I would like to know website: http://www.cigaremporium.biz they are real or fake?
    I hope Cigaranalysis answer for me soon.

    • Dear Le Hai Sam,

      We do not currently have any clue about this website however when we go through this website it seems allright in point of range of products and prices. Just make sure whether they have local contact number or not.

      Thank you

      Best Regards,

      • Thanks! Are you know website: cigartradingonline.com
        They are real or fake?

      • cigaremporium.biz which also has an actual shop in st. Marteen (Dutch side) sells authentic Cubans. HOWEVER, they do sell MANY FAKES as well especially COHIBAS. I will avoid them if possible unless you’re really well equipped to separate the fakes from the real ones. Their owner Vinod is very sly.

      • I’m 100% certain they sell fakes! Especially their cohibas! No doubt whatsoever. Their owner Vinod is very cunning. I wouldn’t venture into their shop unless you can properly identify fakes.

    • http://www.cigaremporium.biz and their B&M shop in Sint Maarten sells counterfeit CCs. Purchased a Behike 52 there and were a number of red flags:
      1. Band was very loose (not always an indicator but need to be extra careful with Cohibas in general)
      2. Incorrect spacing underneath the tail of the Taino head.
      3. Most importantly the cigar length was incorrect, it was about 1/4″ shorter than it should be.

      Avoid at all costs.

  8. John Gasiorek

    So who is a reputable seller of Cuban Cigars then. What is there websites???

  9. What a superbly informative site ! Thanks to you, I have become acquainted to a superb guy called Tobias at vipcigars.com and he couldn’t be more helpful. I look forward to buying my Cubans directly from these guys and save £££££s – keep up the good work exposing the fakers !

  10. how about ihavanas.com? authentic or fake?

    • Phillip Wade Quinlan

      Authentic as authentic can be. Great shop with amazing prices.

    • Billy marshall

      Ordered from Ihavana.com and so for they seem to be a scam. Sent me a bogus tracking number. Sent them a text waiting to hear back from them. If it’s for sure a scam I will write another text letting you know that they are.10/2/18

    • Billy marshall

      Made my second order from them. Let’s see if it’s legit or not.

  11. This is Cigar Terminal policy on returns directly from their website:

    How do I return my cigars under the guarantee terms?
    We strive for 100% customer satisfaction.

    In the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied with your cigars, simply contact us within 21 days of the product receipt for an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) before sending the cigars back to us. We will give you detailed return instructions depending on your special case and country.

    All return packages must be authorized by us prior to shipping and you must provide us with a tracking number immediately after sending the package(s).

    Returns for cigars will only be accepted with original bands, cellophane sleeves, tubes, or other “individual” packaging still intact. Because taste is such a personal thing, we will not accept returns for cigars that you just do not like the flavor of and that have no quality issues.

    At least 96% of the order must be returned in its original package to Us.

    We will send a replacement, issue a Credit Voucher or refund your money according to your preference as soon as the defective goods are received by us.

  12. I should have found this web-site before ordering to uncertain online cigar shop.
    I’m pretty sure “SWISS CUBAN CIGARS” sells fake cigars.

    Delivered counterfeit COHIBA Esplendidos, even lavel and box are looks exactly same with real COHIBA except ring gauge of 46.
    Not only ring gage, but also filer and binder were rolled by garbage leaves.
    Of course, the taste was terrible and disgusting.
    I finally learnt my lesson.

  13. I just started ordering from ihavanas.com and cigarsofhabanos.com . Anyone had any negative experiences with either of these shops?
    Thanks in asvance

    • I have purchased from ihavanas several Times. A couple times I received good cigars. The last order I received were mailed from the ChecRepublis. They are most definitely fakes. I emailed Bryan to let him I know rthry are fakes. I checked them from some from Canada. He gave me some lame response. Then I asked why they came from the ChecRepublic. He stopped exchanging emailed. He has gone completely dark.

      • hey dumbass, they use drop shippers so your cigars are not held at customs because they came from Switzerland. This is a positive selling point, not something to get suspicious over.

  14. Any experience with ihavanas.com or cigarsofhabanos.com

    • James Vogelzang

      I’ve bought from COH many times, many (over 40) boxes, never been an issue. Benn smoking since 1989 and have bought a few fakes…COH is legit I feel.

    • I take back what I said Ihavanas. If I cause anyone not to shop with them, I offer a sincere apology.

  15. What deters me is there prices are too cheap (especially ihavanas.com) and they claim they are official Habanos SA distrubutors but never seem to have the latest releases such as Regionals, LCDH or Limitadas right away. Cigarofhabanos I will never shop with as I have received many questionable product as well as they still have Cohiba BHK’s in stock when these have not been produced in over 2 years. They must have a few thousand boxes in stock? I read an article a year back that they are not affiliated with Pacific Cigar (Asia) either.

    • Habanophile 16

      I have purchased from Ihavanas several times and their cigars certainly seem legit. A friend of mine gave me a bolivar pc from them about 3 years ago and I was hooked. I have never had problems with them. I was always paranoid about not getting authentic cubans and did my research trying to prove them fake, but never found any evidence. I dissected a few cigars even. Long filler all the way, not scraps. The taste is almost always amazing (besides a couple rough ones). I have read and it makes sense to me that they (Ihavanas) get the lowest grade cigars so their prices are cheap. They do have some LE and RR’s but they rarely trickle down to the budget s