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(CW 39 Houston)   FDA warns that most online pharmacies are fake, especially the ones that send you a $5000 check and tell you just to mail back half of the balance   (39online.com) divider line 15
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2012-10-04 12:47:52 PM
Can anyone really feel sorry for the people that are stupid enough to fall for this scam in today's day and age? What business would ever send you more than you were owed, also how does a pharmacy "owe" you money where they would need to send a check?
 
2012-10-04 12:52:33 PM

mauricecano: how does a pharmacy "owe" you money where they would need to send a check?


I got an offer from a software company saying that their price was 300% less than the nearest competitor so maybe the pharmacy works the same.
 
2012-10-04 01:08:30 PM

mauricecano: Can anyone really feel sorry for the people that are stupid enough to fall for this scam in today's day and age? What business would ever send you more than you were owed, also how does a pharmacy "owe" you money where they would need to send a check?


When I was renting out my spare room. I cant tell you how many emails I got from "models" that were looking for a place and would want to send me a check for 3x the amount. IT was to help pay for their "expenses". Somebody tried to do this last spring with my roomate. She would occasionally watch dogs for people and this one "woman" wanted her to watch her dog for 2 weeks while she was in town for business. It sounded scammy to me from the get go because this woman didnt want to talk on the phone. She sent my roomate a check for about $2500 to pay for things for the dog and her pay and just send her the difference. It was a good looking fake check. But it just seemed to be a touch out of date. My roomate ended up calling the bank on the check they had no account under the persons name and had gotten calls about it before and the number of the business on the check turned out to be a garage in California.
 
2012-10-04 01:55:53 PM
I would say, "I have the cash for you, here, right now. Come and get it."
 
2012-10-04 04:34:17 PM
Do these websites scam people in Mexico or other places where common drugs aren't held under such restrictive control as in the US?
 
2012-10-04 06:18:11 PM
But the drugs are real, right?
 
2012-10-04 06:59:00 PM

groppet: My roomate ended up calling the bank on the check they had no account under the persons name and had gotten calls about it before and the number of the business on the check turned out to be a garage in California.


Lucky it turned out that way. Because even if the bank tells you on the phone, or even if the clerk tells you when you're cashing it, that the check is good, it doesn't mean that it is.
 
2012-10-04 08:21:49 PM

finnished: groppet: My roomate ended up calling the bank on the check they had no account under the persons name and had gotten calls about it before and the number of the business on the check turned out to be a garage in California.

Lucky it turned out that way. Because even if the bank tells you on the phone, or even if the clerk tells you when you're cashing it, that the check is good, it doesn't mean that it is.


Go to the bank that it is allegedly drawn on and submit it for cash.
 
2012-10-04 08:50:18 PM
"If they're selling you drugs without a prescription, you might as well go to a drug dealer".

I had a tooth infection recently. I know what you do for it - you take amoxicillin. If it doesn't work, you find something else. In Spain, you just walk into a pharmacist and buy it. In France? Oh no, you've got to spend 30 euros seeing a dentist who then says that they'll give you amoxicillin. Gee, thanks.
 
2012-10-04 09:07:53 PM

farkeruk: "If they're selling you drugs without a prescription, you might as well go to a drug dealer".

I had a tooth infection recently. I know what you do for it - you take amoxicillin. If it doesn't work, you find something else. In Spain, you just walk into a pharmacist and buy it. In France? Oh no, you've got to spend 30 euros seeing a dentist who then says that they'll give you amoxicillin. Gee, thanks.


you can buy it in the US at pet stores ... its used for fish tanks
 
2012-10-04 09:09:54 PM

mauricecano: Can anyone really feel sorry for the people that are stupid enough to fall for this scam in today's day and age?


Some people fall for scams that don't even exist. For example, I was trying to sell my phone on Craigslist and some guy wrote an angry email accusing me of scamming him because I wasn't able to meet that day.

Eventually I sold the phone to someone who wasn't crazy.
 
2012-10-04 11:36:04 PM
TFA:
It used to be you'd stop by your local street pharmacist to get something you couldn't get from your doctor. The drug trade, however, has changed with the times.
From the prescription drug commercials to the pain-pill providers all across the Internet, we're inundated with drug offers at every turn. Even with insurance getting healthy can cost you an arm and a leg!
So, looking to skip the drug store line and get a good discount lots of people turn to online pharmacies for both their legitimate, and not-so-legitimate, pharmaceutical needs. The FDA warns the majority of those 'internet-pharmacists' are really just online drug dealers, selling counterfeit meds that can make you sick.
They're not just infecting you either. Online pharmacies can infect your computer too!
So, if you're getting your drugs online, the FDA says double check. Make sure they're licensed by Texas' pharmacy board and if they'll dish out drugs without a prescription, you might as well walk to your local drug den, and see what kind of deal they can cut you!


Please tell me this article was written by a 5th grader.
 
2012-10-04 11:46:50 PM

BigLuca: TFA:
It used to be you'd stop by your local street pharmacist to get something you couldn't get from your doctor. The drug trade, however, has changed with the times.
From the prescription drug commercials to the pain-pill providers all across the Internet, we're inundated with drug offers at every turn. Even with insurance getting healthy can cost you an arm and a leg!
So, looking to skip the drug store line and get a good discount lots of people turn to online pharmacies for both their legitimate, and not-so-legitimate, pharmaceutical needs. The FDA warns the majority of those 'internet-pharmacists' are really just online drug dealers, selling counterfeit meds that can make you sick.
They're not just infecting you either. Online pharmacies can infect your computer too!
So, if you're getting your drugs online, the FDA says double check. Make sure they're licensed by Texas' pharmacy board and if they'll dish out drugs without a prescription, you might as well walk to your local drug den, and see what kind of deal they can cut you!

Please tell me this article was written by a 5th grader.


This article was written by a 5th grader.
 
2012-10-05 02:47:58 AM

mauricecano: Can anyone really feel sorry for the people that are stupid enough to fall for this scam in today's day and age? What business would ever send you more than you were owed, also how does a pharmacy "owe" you money where they would need to send a check?


I feel both sorry for and annoyed by stupid people.

They are either stupid due to a natural mental deficit, which is not their fault, or they have brain damage which may or may not be their fault, or they were not taught to think at school which is not their fault.

They say that truly stupid people don't even realize they are stupid. Sometimes it seems like I'm the only intelligent person surrounded by a sea of stupidity.
 
2012-10-05 10:11:00 AM
Channel 39 news is full of shiat lately. When your news actually repeats segments three or more times in a week and you can correct them with what you learned on Fark it's pretty retarded. NewsFix? Needs to get fixed...
 
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