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Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by POLLITO122, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. POLLITO122

    POLLITO122 Affiliate affiliate

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    Today checking in my email i found this:

    IP Rights Infringement - Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [Case #better i don't say the number but is a 1xxxxx]‏

    Dear Registrant,

    Over the past month, it has come to our notice that a large number of Internet forums (some of them dormant) have been subjected to a spamming attack. The spammer posted unintended Internet advertisement and some of them involved the unauthorized advertisement of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. products.

    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. holds or is exclusively licensed under the intellectual property rights pertaining to the following products and or services: Buscopan®, Pradaxa®, Spiriva®, Tradjenta® and Zantac®.

    Kindly note that we have not had any business dealings with the person/entity posting the Internet advertisement hence we are not able to verify the source of the product being advertised. As such, you may be liable for any injuries/damages or adverse drug reactions which may have been caused to patients acquiring the medicine via your forum.

    Hereunder are/is the link(s) to the infringing entry and I hereby confirm that no prior authorization from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been obtained from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. within the contents of the following URL(s):



    i will not say which website is.



    I would therefore be grateful if you could remove the infringing reference and make necessary steps to avoid future occurrence.



    Should you require additional information or wish to further discuss this issue, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.



    Sincerely,



    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


    the forum does not allow me post the email





    i abandoned the forum two years ago and has like 300.000 threads of spam. 141 users every day.
     
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  3. Angelman

    Angelman Affiliate affiliate

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    Really interesting info and a good reason to shut down a forum if you can no longer support or police it.
     
  4. Marc

    Marc 武士- Spamurai moderator affiliate

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    But you see, they still have your email address, though you have left the forum two years ago ... :)
    [P.S. unfortunately Boehringer Ingelheim is a German company :(:p]
     
  5. K

    K Administrator Administrator affiliate

    If it's yours, what software is it? I would suggest cleaning all the spam up and either turning the forum off, or turning posting off!

    Also you may want to download some ainti spam plugins!

    If the forum is however big and for sale - pm me!

    #grind!
     

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