Scam watch: Online pharmacy, tech support, IRS email

10/10/2012

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Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for.

Online pharmacy – A Canadian man, accused of conspiring to send counterfeit prescription drugs to U.S. patients, has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge in the United States. Andrew Strempler operated RxNorth.com, which sold discount prescription drugs through the Internet to customers in the United States. Strempler’s company purported to send the drugs from a pharmacy in Canada but actually filled the orders at a facility in the Bahamas, using drugs obtained from suppliers throughout the world and labeling them with a Canadian address, U.S. officials alleged. Some of the drugs were counterfeit, prosecutors said. Strempler, who pleaded guilty during a hearing in Florida to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, faces up to five years in prison.

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