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(Not a) Surprise! Rogue Internet Pharmacy Run by Convicted Criminal

A convicted criminal is running an internet pharmacy based out of Vanuatu, a small island chain in the South Pacific that has been used as a conduit for illegal drug trafficking. According to a publication by the official Pharmacy Council of New Zealand, Kerry Donald Bell, a former pharmacist and the operator of inhousepharmacy.vu, was […]

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Transaction Laundering: How LegitScript Helps Payment Providers Beat It

It is an age-old rule: criminals, in order to survive, try to stay one step ahead of the good guys. Despite rules put in place by companies like Visa and MasterCard that disallow criminals from getting merchant accounts, some illicit drug and other merchants still get paid via Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and other popular payment […]

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Operation Pangea IX: One for the Record Books!

LegitScript is pleased to have participated in this year’s Operation Pangea IX, a global operation coordinated by INTERPOL that targets the advertisement, sale, and supply of unapproved prescription drugs that pose a threat to public health and safety. This marks the seventh year that LegitScript has assisted with Pangea. When Operation Pangea first took place […]

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MedsIndia Principals Indicted

Edward Leonforte and Larry Burstein Under Arrest Just this morning, the indictment against Edward LeonForte and Larry Burstein, the two principals of rogue Internet pharmacy network MedsIndia, was unsealed. MedsIndia sold controlled substances including Xanax without a prescription, and we worked to shut down their flagship websites like medsindia.com and medsindia.cc, as well as their […]

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Homeland Security Freezes 67 Rx-Partners Affiliated Domain Names

Last week, Homeland Security Special Agents seized 67 domain names believed to be engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit prescription drugs. Each affected website now greets visitors with a US government seizure notice, and a friendly reminder that illegally importing pharmaceutical drugs into the United States can land smugglers up to five […]

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ASOP Accepting Internet Pharmacy Safety Award Nominations

The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a non-profit that LegitScript serves on the board of and helped found, is accepting nominations for Internet pharmacy safety. The idea is to recognize the good work that a variety of companies in the payments, domain name registration, search advertisement and similar sectors are doing to protect patient safety […]

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LegitScript’s State of the Internet Rx Market Illuminates Challenges, Opportunities

LegitScript’s mission is to leave the Internet better than we found it, by helping make it safer, more transparent, and more independent. Much of what we do is in the online healthcare space, where we try to make the Internet pharmacy and health product markets safer and more transparent both for individuals and for businesses. […]

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レジットスクリプトの調査書:違法医薬品販売ウェブサイトとGMOインターネットの関係について

Download the English report. 日本語のレポートはこちらからダウンロードできます。 弊社レジットスクリプトは公共の安全を守る世界規模の活動として、ドメイン名レジストラに無規制で危険な医薬品を販売するサイバー犯罪を行うウェブサイトを閉鎖するように要請を行っています。ウェブサイトにドメイン名を提供する「ドメイン名レジストラ会社」は世界に約千社ほど存在します。その大多数は弊社が通知する不正インターネット薬局ウェブサイトを積極的に閉鎖し、インターネットの安全性を高める事に貢献しています。 しかしながら、少数のレジストラは、危険な医薬品を販売するウェブサイトを閉鎖しません。

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LegitScript Issues Report on GMO Internet and its Relationship with Illegal Online Drug Marketers

Download the English report. 日本語のレポートはここです。 LegitScript seeks to help protect public health on a global scale by notifying domain name registrars about cybercriminals selling unregulated, often unsafe medicines. Most of the world’s ~1,000 domain name registrars terminate services to these “rogue Internet pharmacies,” thus shutting down the websites and making the Internet safer. But a […]

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Registrar Gransy, Confused About What a “Blog” Is, Still Too Close to Online Criminals

Czech Republic-based Gransy, a registrar previously identified as being in our top tier of registrars friendly to pharmaceutical-related cybercrime, has made some progress, but is still allowing a back door to online criminals engaged in the illegal sale of substandard medicines. First things first: we appreciate the progress that Gransy has made. They’ve squelched about […]

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