Beware of These Fake FDA Scam Emails
If you bought your medicines from illegal online pharmacies, you may have many reasons for concern, but the warning letter from the FDA shouldn’t be one of them. The FDA sends nasty emails to illegal pharmacies, not customers. This means that if you receive a letter from the FDA, someone is trying to trick you.
The FDA has warned today that any “warning letters” consumers may receive are bogus . To be clear, they don’t want you to buy stuff from illegal pharmacies (like prescription drugs that you don’t have a prescription for), but they are also “concerned that these fake alert emails are related to international extortion fraud “. “
So if you receive one of these letters, they’ll want to hear about it, although that puts you, the prospective buyer of sketchy drugs, in a kind of awkward position. Either way, here’s what the FDA says:
Any consumers who believe they may have received a fake warning letter should write to FDAInternetPharmacyTaskForce-CDER@fda.hhs.gov with as much detailed information as possible about the letter and its packaging, including submitting photos or scanned documents to aid in the ongoing investigation FDA. fraud.
As a result, you shouldn’t receive any legitimate FDA mail about this kind of thing. As stated in today’s statement, “We usually do not take action against individuals who buy medicine on the Internet, although we regularly take action against the owners and operators of illegal websites.”