Spam can be bad for your health

Last week, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) confirmed that a growing number of women are buying appetite suppressing drugs over the internet in an attempt to lose weight. Almost 60 percent of all spam sent across the internet is in relation to medication and pills.

"There are two big dangers in buying slimming pills over the internet. Firstly, you are buying drugs without medical advice which may be inappropriate for your physical condition and could do you more harm than good. Secondly, you have no guarantee that what you are actually buying is the real medication. It could be that the spammers are increasing their margins by selling you bogus medications that you may have an unpleasant reaction to," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "Spammers don't care about people's health, they only care about their profits. If you have a medical problem consult a doctor, not an internet crook." Spam can be bad for your health

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 9th March 2007 12:47AM