EuroRx Pharmacy spam was first observed in July 2009. It is unusual in that it offers to sell narcotics with very high abuse potential. As this attracts considerable attention from law enforcement, many such sites do not ship any products and instead are sham sites to collect credit card information.
Fraudulent Domain Registration
Not surprisingly, the people who are behind this are not owning up to it. The domain names and nameservers are registered with laughably false whois information. For example:
Domain Name : sndmoon.com Registrant: Organization : zhang gao Name : zhanggao Address : tianjingnanzhengdalou7A City : tianjing Province/State : Tianjin Country : cn Postal Code : 252411
Domain Name : buymequikk.com Registrant: Organization : zhanghao Name : rtyrtuyert Address : tdhyrtfgh City : Luzhou Province/State : Sichuan Country : CN Postal Code : 200041
Domain Name : specialymedd.com Registrant: Organization : zhangha Name : tftyrtyrtgewr Address : sterter City : Xianyang Province/State : Shanxisheng Country : CN Postal Code : 200041
They present an array of purported credentials. Let's look at each one:
US Postal Service
The US Postal Service doesn't credential pharmacies or any other shipper. Anyone can mail a parcel. In this case, it would be a federal crime, since it's illegal to sell these products without a prescription. But as mentioned above, it's doubtful they really mail so much as a placebo tablet.
Canadian International Pharmacy Association
This one is easy, too. They didn't even bother to edit out the part that says "click here." And they didn't even bother to create a fake page to appear if you do click. It's a unlinked image.
A real CIPA seal would link to a web page on the ciparx.ca website. But you can check any pharmacy directly by entering its name/domain name in their webform.
If they had a certificate from Verisign, they would be able to offer secure ordering, and you would see a "https" in your browser navigation bar instead of "http" when it came time to enter personal information like your name or credit card number. In fact, everything on a pharmacy website should be confidential. But as shown below, they want you to enter all your information on an insecure form. Once you hit send, your personal information will travel from node to node through the internet on its way to the spammer, and it will be readable on every computer it passes through.
"We Ship Worldwide"
This doesn't mean anything. They just copied it off another spammer's website.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't certify pharmacies. It does certify drugs. But some of these drugs, like generic versions of drugs like Viagra that are still protected by patents, can't be sold or manufactured legally in the U.S. And if you can't manufacture it, you can't submit it to the FDA for testing. So they pulled this claim out of their rear ends, too.
Subject: Subject: NO PRESCRIB REQUIRED MEDS 1. Happy 4th of July America 2. Don't Overpay For Your Medications One of Many: Phentermine 37.5 http://buymequikk.com Source: Wikipedia
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