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Asian Capital Equities Indictment Pulls Back Curtain on Fraud, Intimidation, Patient Deaths

The Asian Capital Equities indictment illustrates how rogue Internet pharmacy websites like shopeastwest.com don’t have patient safety at heart.

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LegitScript adds 1,000 rogue Internet pharmacies to database in January

The first of the year can be a slow period for many businesses, but Internet pharmacy criminal networks keep a steady pace. Throughout January, LegitScript’s analysts identified 1,075 Internet pharmacy websites that are potentially unsafe for Internet users and that we have designated as rogue. (We designated an additional 41 websites as unapproved, rather than…

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How Do I Find a Legitimate Online Pharmacy?

You’ve heard that buying prescription drugs online can save you time and money, but it still makes you…nervous. When you pick up medicines from your local pharmacy, you know that your drugs are safe. But online? It’s hard to tell if a pharmacy is even licensed. You could be getting counterfeit drugs that contain too…

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My Twitter Spat With a Russian Rogue Internet Pharmacy Operator

Russian Internet pharmacy operator @raznoe, seemingly targeting Japanese citizens with substandard drugs via the BestKenko network, tries to rumble with LegitScript on Twitter. It doesn’t go so well for him.

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The Story Behind ICANN’s Breach Notice Against NetLynx

Last week, ICANN’s Compliance team sent a breach notice to NetLynx, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar operating out of India. As with most ICANN breach notices, it’s hard to tell the context of what happened just from ICANN’s announcement. We’re happy to fill in the blanks based on our correspondence with key players in the…

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BizCN: A Hand in the Rogue Internet Pharmacy Cookie Jar

LegitScript’s undercover investigation shows how one registrar’s anti-abuse chief solicits rogue Internet pharmacy business in the back door.

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LegitScript Internet Pharmacy Certification Program Goes Global

LegitScript’s Internet pharmacy certification is expanding internationally. We’ve added 36 Internet pharmacies to our database that operate in the Chinese, French and UK markets to our publicly-published listing of approved Internet pharmacies.

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Fake drugs, falsified WHOIS, and UDRPs

Apparently in retaliation, he registered the domain names in my name. Which is a little like a toddler throwing a tantrum, throwing a stuffed animal at me and calling me a poopy-pants.

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LegitScript signs agreement with Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

I’m pleased to write that LegitScript has signed an agreement with the Japanese government — specifically, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, which is sort of Japan’s version of the FDA — to monitor and help shut down rogue Internet pharmacies targeting Japan. As part of the agreement, LegitScript is authorized to submit abuse…

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Visa recommends LegitScript’s services in its Online Pharmacy Guide for Acquirers

LegitScript is pleased to announce that Visa recently released the Online Pharmacy Guide for Acquirers. We think it is important to recognize when organizations take a proactive approach to prevent merchants from operating rogue Internet pharmacies, and Visa has always been an active participant in the fight to prevent this potential danger to the public…

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