As I mentioned yesterday, I recently perused all the e-mails that Gmail had flagged as spam and to my dismay found a lot of legitimate e-mail, including mailing list e-mails and Movable Type e-mails notifying me of comments being caught up in the filter. However, I found something scarier than that. In fact, I found perhaps the scariest spam that I’ve ever encountered.
Did you know that spammers are claiming to be selling chemotherapeutic agents from India? Check it out:
Subject: Anti-Cancer Drugs
Date: July 6, 2007 10:32:56 PM EDT
To: [ORAC]EUROASIA’s TRANS CONTINENTAL PARVATI INDUSTRIAL ESTATE,
KM 207 , 2nd FLOOR
NEW SUN MILL COMPOUND
LOWER PAREL, MUMBAI – 400 013,INDIA
TEL : 91 22 66662934 / 66662935
FAX : 91 22 66662932
E-MAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
CELL : 9820050795 – Keshor
Msn Messenger — email@example.com
This is to introduce ourselves as one of the leading
Exporters/Sourcing partners of BULK DRUGS and Raw Materials for
the PHARMACEUTICALS from India .
EUROASIA’S TRANS CONTINENTAL – Offers wide range of laboratory
materials for R & D usage used for :
a.. Scientific And Genomic Research
c.. Pharmaceutical Development
d.. Diagnosis of Disease
At present we have Anti-Cancer drugs as below , Kindly let us have your
inquiries for us to submit our offers —->
- (2R,3S)-(-)-N-benzoyl-3-phenylisoserine methyl ester
- (2R,3S)-(-)-N-boc-3-phenylisoserine methyl
- (5-Aminolevulinic Acid HCl)
- 10- Deacetyl Baccatin
- Bleomycin sulfate
- Clavulanic acid
- Clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate
- Daunorubicin hydrochloride
- Ditiocarb Sodium
- Fludarabine Phosphate
- Folinic Acid
- Isepamicin sulfate
- Loxapine succinate
- Tretinoin Tocoferil
APART FROM ABOVE WE ALSO OFFERS ALL ANTI – PRODUCTS , AS BELOW:
- Anti-Retroviral Agents
AND MANY MORE ……
EUROASIA’S provide laboratory quantities of a wide range of
materials for R & D usage.
We welcome all inquiries of small quantities for research purposes
from Milligram TO Kilograms.
Kindly let us have your specific inquiries by return for
us to submit our offers .
The list includes items in stock or supplied is not exhaustive
and we would be happy to quote
for items not shown.
*** Patented Products available for R&D use as permitted
under 35 USC 271 (e) (1)
Products protected under specific patents in
certain countries are not offered or supplied for commercial use
Our associate company Euroasian’s Chemicals Pvt Ltd also deal in
, Pharma-Intermediates ,Food Colours , Food Additives , Veterniary ,
Feed-Additives and Herbals .
Looking forward to your reply .
K R Chokhani
*** EUROASIA’S – An International Sourcing Agent at your Fingertips ***
Be very grateful that I spared you the multi-colored text and bad HTML. Red, green, brown, and pink all mixed together seemingly at random and sometimes even by the word. The pain.
Yep, that’s where I’d be buying my chemotherapeutics from, a spammer. Not just any spammer, but one advertising a service in India and who uses garish colors in the text of the spam. (Really, the colors do have to be seen to be believed.) I wonder how good the quality of their “product” is.
Never mind. I think I know.