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February 12, 2010

More Canadian Pharmacy Trickery

Here is yet another message trick that the so-called Canadian Pharmacy (whose internet operations are largely in China) uses to lure you to their web site:

From: Support <Veronika.Collins@support.amazon.com>
Subject: Confirm Order N34738

Thank you.

Order (s/n: 9719178444) Accepted.

The link is to a numeric IP address which automatically redirects visitors to the Canadian Pharmacy sales site. The message content provides just enough vague information to enrage visitors to click to find out about some order that they never placed.

Does this tactic of tricking visitors to your web site really work to convert to sales? Is a trickery victim supposed to think, "Oh, you guys really got me. The joke's on me. I guess I'll order some boner pills while I'm here." Maybe the Chinese have a different sense of humor than I do.

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 08:36 AM