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Windows 7: Fraud groups ding Bing for illicit pharmacy promos

05 Aug 2009   #1

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Fraud groups ding Bing for illicit pharmacy promos

Microsoft's new search engine Bing is a haven for criminal enterprises operating unlawful online pharmacies, according to a report thatestimates almost 90 percent of sponsored links advertising prescription drugs on thesite are violating federal and state laws.

[T]wo groups that monitor websites for illegal advertising…spent the past month plugging search terms...into Bing to see what kind of advertisements would be returned. … Of the 10 ads that the researchers studied in depth, none of them required a prescription as required by law…. In many cases, the Bing ads lead to websites that are clearly operated by people violating laws forbidding the sale of drugs from countries such as India…. And in other cases, the players were members of Russian organized crime gang

Date: August 4,2009

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