Spam Trackers has an informative article exposing some of the tricks and lies used by online pharmacies that send out spam e-mails. As we’ve reported before, very few people open these e-mails — but those who do are at risk of purchasing counterfeit drugs or having their money (or even their identities) stolen.

Among the deceptions used by these pharmacy scammers, as revealed by Spam Trackers:

  • The sites falsely claim to take your credit card over a secure connection, but the protocol is unsecure http.
  • The sites show a picture of a Verisign certificate, but it is fraudulent.
  • The sites claim to have approval from the American Drug Administration (ADA) — a non-existent entity. The ADA logo used is a knockoff of the FDA logo.
  • The sites display the seal — but have not been approved by
  • The sites display a CIDA seal — claiming to be a member of the Canadian International Drug Association, a non-existent entity. The logo is a knockoff of the logo of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA)
  • The sites claim to be based in Canada — but are actually based in Russia and other countries known for rogue pharmacies.

At, you don’t have to worry about being scammed by these rogue pharmacies. Every pharmacy in our network has been approved by appropriate third party organizations such as CIPA, MIPA and IMPAC.