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Online Pharmacies To Avoid Like The Plague

OK, may as well break a bit of a dry spell by starting on with the genre of spammers that are currently at the top of my hit parade. The online pharmacy spammers!

They’ve been on a real roll lately, bombarding just about all of my accounts with their Viagra, Vicodin, Adderall, Imovane and whatever other phony drugs they happen to be peddling. I’ve managed to keep them from polluting my “real” e-mail accounts with their crap thanks to various countermeasures, but it continues to flow into my spam-catcher accounts.

The messages themselves seem to have taken a turn for the brief. Many of them simply contain a link. Like this one:

Sent:    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:37 AM
Subject:    Pharmacy Best Product Vicodin.Viagra!!!

Pharmacy Best Product Vicodin.Viagra!!!!!

This links to a pharmacy site called, which is located – of all places – in China! Give a shout out to “Fang Jun” down there, will ya fellas?

Anyway, it’s your typical criminal enterprise that’s designed to either sell you fake medications that will do nothing for you or obtain your personal information for fraudulent purposes, or maybe even both!

Some of the e-mail subject lines have included compelling teasers such as:

Pharmacy <<<1000 product Best Price!>>>>
Vicodin-Percocet Best Price!
Re: #Message
viagra in store. (new pack)
Pharmacy Online !!!! (This one was from “$FROM_NAME.” In other words, this idiot spammer screwed up)
Re: Pharmacy Best !!!
<<<<<   Online Medical!!   >>>>>
<<<<<<<<<<<Discount Sale>>>>>>>>>>>> !!
<<<<<<<<<<<Love Love Best Pill>>>>>>>>>>> !! (Are they kidding?)
Pharmacy <<<1000 product Best Price!>>>>
Online Canada Pharmacy!! (Located in China, of course! Where the hell else would a “Canada Pharmacy” be?)
Sales Event get 79% off
You Must Know About This Promotion
New Year Sales
Pharmacy Online Discount !!!
Best Medical Shop: Percocet^Adderall
*****Pharmacy Discount Vicodin<>Percocet*******
====Pharma Discount Best Men Product========
We haveAnxietyTrialPack
*****Pharmacy Sale_Adderall**Percocet*******
Medical Portal !!Percocet_Vicodin!!
UsaPharmacy Good discount !!
Usa DrugStore best Price !!!
pharmacy online best  store !!!!

Here are the sites you’ll want to stay clear of: (hmmm, do they sell pills that will prevent your dog from going into heat?) (This one actually pretended to be from (I’d much rather sit, thank you) (This about what you will get, too! They are peddling fake Viagra!) (Wonder how those Canadian pharmacists like that Russian weather!)

The sad part is that some people must actually be ordering from this scumbags. They would not continue to pump out these sites and the spam to promote them if they were not making a profit.

Here are a few examples of what these phony pharmacies look like. Generally, when you see one that looks like this, you know you are not going to get legal, safe or legitimate medication there.

I had no idea that they celebrated Valentine’s Day in Russia! I guess you learn something new every day!



Comment from Laura
Posted: February 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Go to its a blog that can pass you more information on where to report this because some investigation is being conducted. its with, the person you can forward you emails (as evidence) will be Justin Rauschenberg and his email is XXX.

I just had a long chat with an iContact employee and this is all they could do for now, this update (blog) was posted 2/01/2010.

Good luck…I know I am sick and tired of constantly deleting these stupid emails!!!

Comment from ScamBuster
Posted: February 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I’m at a bit of a loss to understand how this private company can be of any assistance, unless they are working with law enforcement overseas. Most of this stuff is coming from China or Russia, so it’s quite hard to prosecute.

I’ve removed the e-mail from your comment since e-mails that are posted in plain-text are targets for spam bots prowling the net.

Can’t be too careful the days.

Comment from angie
Posted: March 13, 2010 at 6:57 am

i guess im a real idiot they got me good .they are even going as far as still leaving the 24 hour support website up.that sites address is so hopefully you can do something about theses guys they are saying there meds are fda approved and everything

Comment from ScamBuster
Posted: March 13, 2010 at 8:19 am

Sorry to hear that, but as far as doing something about these crooks, this is pretty much it. They are all located overseas, and I don’t think there is much (if anything) we can do to stop them. However, making as many people aware of these scams is something we can all do, and hopefully that helps.

I would suggest you go to as many blogs and forums as you can like this and share your story with others. Be sure to mention the names of the websites, like you did in the previous comments so it is easier for people to find when they search for these sites after receiving the spam e-mail that advertises their phony pharmaceuticals.

One small suggestion: When you are leaving a comment, do not put the name of the offending website(s) in the “URL” or “Your Homepage” area of the comment form because this will often create a “live” link to their sites, which may actually benefit them.

Comment from jen
Posted: March 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I actually ordered from and recieved my medication from Pakistan. It is real codeine and it works, but it is some shady deal….

Comment from Wally
Posted: March 23, 2010 at 2:34 am

I too placed an order. Received the non narctic meds. The pain med never came and no refund was given. Beware! BTW mine was shipped from India

Admin: This post has been edited to include the name of the website that was used to place the order. Since it had been included in the “URL” section of this comment, it would have created a “live link” to the phony pharmacy site which could potentially help them rank better in the search engines. The last thing I would want to do.

The site in question was:

Comment from ScamBuster
Posted: March 23, 2010 at 9:47 am

Thanks for sharing your story. It’s an excellent warning for others who are considering doing business with the crooks behind the site.

Comment from John
Posted: April 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Well I ordered from USStopmeds 24 and did receive a package of some poorly made tablets with the “Percocet” on one side and “10” on the other. To no surprise they do not work like they should, I contacted their 24 hour support website which is a different url and told them I received fake product, they had me send a picture and have since reshipped the product. I am still waiting on the 2nd package but I am not expecting much, I kept threatening to call my CC company and file a complaint. I had trusted the site because they accepted VISA, which typically means they have to have some type of honorable history with customers otherwise they would lose their VISA privledges if too many complaints were filed.

Either way its a shady deal, but there are actually people behind these websites replying to emails and sending out products. When you decide to order overseas there is usually a reason why people are willing to take these risks. With all the efforts it appears they are going through to make “Fake” pills, The tablet pressing and imprinting, the blister packaging, the tracking numbers, and considering the raw materials are readily available in India, I am more surprised there are not more of these sites pumping out meds.

If this 2nd package is not legitimate medicine, I will be calling my CC. But up to this point they have communicated perfectly and have been responsive.

Comment from Bo
Posted: August 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I ordered Percocet and recieved some bad product that got me sick immediately. I asked to substitute for Vicodin this time and they said to take photos of the bad Percocet and send to their I am still waiting two months and I think I have gotten taken here. My bad but a good lesson with a scam like this company. I will call my credit card company now. Let me know what else to do please.

Comment from ScamBuster
Posted: August 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Wish I had some good suggestions for you, but I don’t think there is a heck of a lot that can be done with the overseas scam artists except to spread the word on other consumer-related sites.