How to deal with Spam email from Canadian Pharmacy? I’ve been getting more than 100 spam emails today from Medic.Canada
So what i did was register with SpamCop http://www.spamcop.net and file abuse report.
If you received an error forwarding spam email to spam cop email, copy view source from your Thunderbird email client
Here’s what i found out about this spammer
Igor Artimovich utilized a “botnet” program called Festi, to infect computers all over the globe, turning them into automated spamming servers. His arrest and court appearance has exposed Russia’s shadowy underworld linking spam servers, identity theft, and counterfeit drug criminal organizations.
The ubiquitous “Canadian pharmacy” advertisements that regularly appear in consumer email inboxes seem innocuous enough. Yet the recent court case in Moscow reported by the New York Times reveals how these spam appeals from “Canadian pharmacies” are actually connected to criminal drug gangs in Russia that exploit lax network security and American consumer gullibility to sell dangerous counterfeits to unwitting consumers.
Virus-infected computers throughout the globe generate the millions of fake online pharmacy spam emails sent daily. Efforts by Operation Pangea VI, a global week of action by law enforcement to shut down fake Internet pharmacy sites, shuttered many of the website urls associated with these spam attacks, reports the FDA. Yet a quick check of one’s email inbox will show just how quickly these sites resume their spamming activities.
The danger to consumers posed by these bogus pharmacy ads is manifold. Of primary concern is the fact that any website offering drugs for sale without a prescription is violating Federal law and FDA regulations, reports the FDA. Additionally, Allspammedup.com describes how consumers who purchased from spam-advertised fake online pharmacies were also subject to theft of credit card, and personal information, as well as exposing their computers and those of their online contacts to malware attacks, and system infection.
The FDA is even warning consumers that fake online pharmacy criminals are even going so far as to extort money from consumers who have used their sites by posing as FDA agents or Federal law enforcement personnel. The fake agents call the victims and inform them that “purchasing drugs over the Internet or the telephone is illegal, and that law enforcement action will be pursued unless a fine or fee ranging from $100 to $250,000 is paid. Victims often also have fraudulent transactions placed against their credit cards.”
Consumers can safeguard themselves from compromising their health and their personal information by learning how to recognize licensed, VIPPS-approved online pharmacies and only making prescription drug purchases from trusted sites. By learning to save money safely online, consumers can protect themselves from counterfeit drugs and the criminals that sell them.
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2 thoughts on “Medic.Canada spam email”
Those emails are extremely annoying, and there seems to be no end to the constant flow of them to the spam folder. None of them are addressed to me, and they all come from a similar but different site/domain. Which makes them damn near impossible to stop. I’ve reported them to the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of Regulatory Affairs which is part of the FDA. I think even those organizations are powerless to really stop them.
The only way to solve that problem would be for the infected “host” machines to be cleaned but then I think about all the PC’s I’ve serviced and the people that operate them and realize that there is no way to end the spam attacks. As most users are either unaware or simply deal with an infected PC by treating it with a “well that’s just the way it is” mentality. The moronic nature of society today astonishes and scares me, the future looks bleak.
I’ve stopped getting spam from Medic Canada BUT they’ve now changed the name to buyviagra – same kind of rubbish with different domains and same volume. I can’t believe there’s no way to block these idiots.