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4,600 Drug Sites Busted

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by Linda Buquet, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Linda Buquet

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    I always warn affiliates about promoting online pharmacy or RX sites, it's just not worth the risks. 18 people were arrested for allegedly selling drugs illegally, including the ringleaders of more than 4,600 rogue Internet pharmacy websites. Agents shut down all the sites the suspects controlled in the year long investigation dubbed "Operation CYBERx."

    I have to assume that for this many sites to be involved, some type of affiliate marketing was involved, although affiliates were not mentioned in any of the reports I read. The risk to affiliates is not only coming under government scrutiny or potential arrest, but also the certainty of not being paid when these illegal companies go under. Affiliates - JUST SAY NO to online drug sales!

    DEA Press Release - DEA Disables Major Pharmaceutical Internet Scheme
    http://www.dea.gov/pubs/pressrel/pr092105.html

    Original source for this story was found at WebMasterWorld. http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum10/9881.htm

    http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/state/12711351.htm

    The good news is that these people were pushing tons of RX drug SPAM, so hopefully our inboxes will be a little cleaner after this bust.
     
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