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Canadian Health & Care Mall / Email Fraud

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Approximately 3 - 4 months ago, everyone in my Yahoo Email Contact list received a message from me with no subject line. The only text in the body of the message was a link to an online pharmacy that called itself the Canadian Health & Care Mall. I had no knowledge of the emails sent out until a few of my contacts inquired with me about it. It happened again a few weeks later. I've since cleared out my contact list to ensure friends and family do not continue to receive these messages. I've confirmed that someone affiliated with this "company" has compromised my Yahoo email account because I received another message, but this time it only went to me because I left only myself in my contact list. However they're doing it, they're definitely scanning my contact list to send these emails.

I've read more online about this company since this started. I understand that they've scammed many people who placed orders expecting pharmaceutical products to be shipped to them. I never did (or attempted to do) business with this company; I never placed an order. I'd never eaven heard of this company until they compromised my email account.

I'd be interested in hearing from anyone else who may have experienced the same email issue with them that I'm having. I cannot risk putting contacts back in my email account until I've found a resolution to the issue.

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  • Ls
      8th of Feb, 2010
    0 Votes

    This also just happened to me! I reported it to Yahoo and did a scan on my PC. If anyone knows what else I should do or how this happened PLEASE help. I also deleted my contacts and Ii wil not now use Yahoo until I get feed back from them.

  • Ah
      21st of Feb, 2010
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    Everyone in my Yahoo address got some bogus email about the Canadian Health & Care mall with my return address on it but it was sent under a name of Elizabeth Garcia. I only knew it happened because some one emailed me back asking me about it. How am I suppose to prevent this from happening again? How did this person gain access to my email address book? HELP!!!

  • Ch
      3rd of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    I am a doctorate level student and a fellow student sent me the link to the Canadian Health & Mall website. I automatically thought that it was a good link. Given the fact that no MOOD ALTERING DRUGS COULD BE PURCHASED on the website I wrongly believed it must have been a legitimate site. I ordered $255.00 worth of products and I just received the first of the three packages I should receive. I had ordered my 18 year old daughter birth control pills which were significantly cheaper than here in the US and I knew the brand name well. I received the order 21 days after having purchased it and though I guess I am more lucky than some in terms of actually getting a product I am now sitting with over 120 morning after pills that expired last year! Two more packages are due to arrive as well, one for skin care, Retinol, and something for an appetite suppressant. What is so shocking is that I did not even think to check the website out as it proudly displays CPA Approved, FDA Approved, VeraSign Secured and even the license for the Canadian Pharmacy. It all links up and it even links up to the US Postal service where one can track orders. I had no reason to think it was anything other than what it was. Beware. It is a completely dangerous and fraudulent website. Even if you receive a product make very sure it is exactly what you ordered! It could be dangerous to assume you received what you ordered.

    Charlie Williams

  • Ch
      3rd of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    Also the company is not from Canada it is from India.

  • Zz
      3rd of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    I received an email from someone I know on without any subject title as well. The link suggested that it was hosted on the (free web hosting from google). Unfortunately, I clicked on it and did some browsing, not realizing that it is a fraudulant site. I noticed that google translator was on suggesting that it has been translated to English from Russian. Now, I am afraid that it may have compromised my account and steal info./addresses.. does anyone know what should I do..?

  • Ad
      11th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    They have stolen my daughter's e-mail address and are using it to send out the spam to people on her contact list including me.
    They hijack domain names and tag on their own fake web site.
    Follow this link to find out more about these frauds;

  • Ca
      14th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    Same dealio here, everyone in my hotmail account has been getting them. Which is odd, because I've never been to this website before. I almost want to say Better Business Bureau, but are they actually a business?

  • Gr
      23rd of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    This just happened to me two days ago! If someone has dealt successfully with this problem, can you please tell me if I should just cancel that email account or if there's some program installed on my computer? Are they going to keep doing this? This is so frustrating...

  • Do
      24th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    This site has done the email contact stealing to me as well. I have never been to this site, but they somehow got into my hotmail account and are sending out links to their site from my hotmail address to all my contacts. I have emailed the company twice to complain with no reply. I would love to know what to do to stop this.

  • Ja
      24th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    This happened to me 2 days ago. I have never been to this site and they are now e-mailing all of my my contacts spam. I have deleted all of my contacts but dont know how to get off of there stupid mailing list. PLEEEEEESE HELP ME GET RID OF THEM.

  • Ti
      3rd of Apr, 2010
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    They have now moved on to This morning I got an email from someone I know
    with whom I've exchanged a lot of emails lately. The subject was "I know how to save your

    No message, just a link
    which leads to the Canadian health site.

    I sent the info to (AOL Abuse) as well as to the contact link
    at the Canadian Health site (for whatever that could be worth).

    The IP address is although loading that produces nothing.

  • Cu
      5th of Apr, 2010
    0 Votes

    This just happened to me too. I found out b/c I had a few that were undeliverable. The subject line on mine was- masaie robert. I erased my contacts too, but also wonder if there is a program stored somewhere that should be erased. I wonder if they are going to compromise my aol account too, or if they just choose randomly. I have been looking but I want to find out more about this company. If anyone has an info I would appreciate it if you would post it here, or send me an e-mail to I think we should send tons of messages back to the names from other subject lines, just to bug them. Thanks for any info and hopefully we can stop these guys.

  • Ch
      11th of Apr, 2010
    0 Votes

    nothing you can do that I am aware of. Once they have those email addresses they will keep using them. You can close you account, change password, or what ever you want to try. The problem is your email addresses are in their systems now and email is being sent by them, not through your aol or whatever account but from their google account. Google shuts down their IP address, but these spammers have 1000s of accounts on google and ips addresses. Just a bunch of scammers that have outsmarted the system.

  • Hn
      13th of Apr, 2010
    0 Votes

    Yeah this just happened to me in the past few days. I have a hotmail account and i cant get rid of them. Any remedy to contact them or to delete them? Someone should figure out a way to send a virus back to them..

  • La
      13th of Apr, 2010
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  • Gi
      17th of Apr, 2010
    +1 Votes

    same thing here. This virus/malware is sending spam via aol and in my case the emails show up in the outbox so they do originate from my machine. I need help!

  • Cl
      11th of May, 2010
    +1 Votes

    For years, and especially more so since about 2006, there has been a major surge in emailed spam for so-called 'Canadian Pharmacies'. According to reports, this has also caused significant harm to the legitimate pharmacies in Canada according to their industry associations.

    Several gangs exist, primarily Yambo Financials, and a Russia-based gang that is headed by Leo Kuvayev and Alex Polyakov, and possibly other gangs. Leo Kuvayev was arrested in the United States and while awaiting trial on charges of selling prescription drugs online, made bail and upon release from jail, left the country and soon was sending large quantities of email spam for pharmaceuticals, largely prescription drugs.

    One can tell these sites from legitimate pharmacies, due to domain naming techniques employed by the spammers. One gang uses domains with two words run together, such as prizechange, always followed by .com, and the other uses seemingly nonesense words, like qiyidevoh, always followed by .cn (domain extension for China). Most of the sites look very similar, although at times there are differences, or new versions of the pages appear.

    Most of the offerings of the spam gang sites are for drugs like Viagra, Cialis, or opioid painkillers like Vicodin or Oxycontin. However for the most part the pills shipped are either very low strength, having been made from full-strength pills that were 'cut', or are nothing more than placebos with no actual drug content in them, thus adding to the damage, and the dangers, of purchasing from these sites.

    These companies are attempting to get your personal and credit card information. Do not answer these emails. Do not place an order with them.

  • Aq
      14th of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    This has happened to my hotmail account. I too have supposedly sent emails...not once...but twice (even after changing my password). I have threatened them with my lawyers, especially since this is my business email and it sure looks wonderful when my contacts open these emails...simply cause they trust me. I will post if I get anywhere with this company. If not, I'll call Canadian authorities and let them deal with the problem since it's their country. Anyways...if anyone has a clue as to how to get them out of my computer I would appreciate any help

  • Cy
      19th of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    This also happened to me as well.. my email has been used to send the link to my contacts... This is very irritating. Therefore I will report to the better business bereau.. hopefully it will help in some ways or another... perhaps even notify the news about it.. we'll see..

  • Ch
      26th of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    I went to my AOL mail box today and found 32 returned messages with several addresses in each e-mail.

    Looks like I need to correct my address book - but never-the-less:
    The Canadian Health & Care Mall had sent out an e-mail to my entire address book. No subject in the Subject Line and a link to their web site in the body of the e-mail and that was all. First thing you see was an ad for Viagra.

    I haven't copied the link information but will get it if anyone can help me with this scam.

    I don't know what to do without my address book. I see some have deleted theirs.


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