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Author Topic: Do viagra website spammers actually get anything out of their spamming?  (Read 2227 times)

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Given that most people actually receive daily emails offering Viagra and Cialis, do people actually search for dodgy (i.e. not from a 'reputable' pharmacy) pharmaceuticals on line, or do they simply follow the links in emails? 

Also, does anyone actually monitor and close down illegal on-line pharmacies?

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They normally go straight in my junk box and if they happen to get in my inmail then I put them in the junk tank and delete straight away and the same goes to all the wholesale companies that spam me.

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I think they must get something. If they only get one hit per thousand it will add up.  Spam mail does go out by the thousands, so if it didnt work people wouldnt do it.

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multiply the numbers in jacquesdor's answer by at least a thousand, if not a million and you'll be in the right ball park :)

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My junk box is stiff with deleted Viagra sales emails...
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Yep, they keep me up all night just trying to delete them ;)

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Most of those are not Viagra at all, but a pseudo-Viagra compounded (generally) in China.  The Chinese have vast industries copying (read: ripping off) products of all sorts.  Lots of that stuff is sold by "dealers" on the internet.  Some of those ripoffs find their way onto eBay.

The problem with ersatz drugs, of all types, is the lack of quality control.  There may be contamination of various types, and considerable variation in the strength of the drugs.  Most drugs are prescribed and used in dosages that are far below toxic levels, but it is entirely possible that unregulated overseas drug copiers might produce pills that are a half or a third of the strength they should be; or, worse, two or three times as potent as they should be.  As some drugs have cumulative effects, one could accumulate a harmful or even toxic overdose by using the "bargain" products from the internet.

One can buy legitimate drugs from, for example, Canadian pharmacies by mail, at much less than (USA) prices; and those are the same drugs, from the patent holder or from a legitimate, regulated, producer of generics.  That's entirely different from most of what you find promoted on the internet.  For the safety of your health, and indeed the safety of your body, best not to buy any of the internet-supplier drugs.

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With regard to the monitoring of on line pharmacies. Some time ago I read an article about a woman who had used an illegal drug obtained from an on line pharmacy to commit various crimes. I became interested to know how easy it might be to obtain illegal stuff in this way so started trawling.
I found several places advertising the particular drug so clicked to go through and see what was possible.
Many of those seemed to have been diverted after the initial click, instead of taking me to information  and supply etc I as taken to a site which had nothing to do with anything. I realised that these sites are actually monitored and it was impossible to get through to the ordering stage.
I found that quite reassuring, but we still hear about stuf being supplied so I imagine you would need under the counter information to be able to get anywhere.
There are controls of a sort, I discovered that.