Ordering Medication from Online Pharmacy Leads to Identity Theft

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March 1, 2006

I ordered medication from an on-line pharmacy. After I entered in all information including credit card number, the site went on to say that I would see the payment on my credit card under a name that had nothing to do with the site. I didn't give it much thought at the time, but now it seems really strange. To make a long story short, I ended up receiving (two months later) a strange looking package from the post office I had no ideal what was in it (the return address was from some place in India).

This was the medication that I had ordered. Not only did it come from India, it wasn't in a pill bottle but in sandwich bag, and it had a terrible odor kind of like motor oil. Not only did they take my initial payment but they committed identity thief.

Six months later they took my credit card number and charged me for over $500 for a "phone card."  I called my credit card company, and they gave me the number to call about the charges. When I made this call I was horrified, not only was this a call center in India, but they refused to give me the name of the person who "ordered it" or the name of the "company" they had ALL of my information. Privacy rights are so important, I think in general we are to trusting when it comes to any Internet transaction.




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