there ain’t no pill for stupidity…

Here’s an interesting twist on the old Internet Pharmacy scam… we’ve all gotten those emails offering to sell us various pharmaceutical products without the need for a pesky prescription.  Now, I’m assuming that all of the readers of this blog are smart enough to keep their credit cards in their wallets and hit delete.  However, there are apparently enough dimbulbs out there to keep these guys in business.  They order the pills and get… real drugs?  expired drugs?  fake drugs?  Who knows?

Well the scammers have come up with a new way to extract further profits from the stupid… according to a news release from the US FDA, version 2.0 of the scam now comes with a twist.  After taking an order for Rx free drugs, the scammers apparently come back for a second round – they call the purchaser posing as FDA agents or other law enforcement types and threaten the mark with fines, arrest, deportation, property searches and the like.  The “agents” then tell their victims to provide a credit card or wire transfer the money to pay their fines and avoid further trouble.

This is the kind of thing that makes me wish I was unafflicted by a conscience… seems a lot easier than working for a living…

there ain’t no pill for stupidity…