UPDATE: About an hour after LegitScript posted this blog and tweeted about the Stenva Corp. network sites discussed below, Networking4All suspended the domains registered with its company. LegitScript applauds Networking4All’s swift action to ensure compliance with its Terms and Conditions and in the interest of Internet safety. (Note that not all of the rogue Internet pharmacies were registered with Network4All.)
In LegitScript’s daily monitoring of the Internet pharmacy world, every month or two we are able to identify a new affiliate network (or, if not an affiliate network strictly speaking, a group of websites that are connected). Today, we designated a group of websites as “rogue” and identified them as being part of the Stenva Corp. network, which is operated by an Armenian with a business address in Panama.
The operator of this network, which interestingly includes long-time rogue Internet pharmacies likeonlinepharmacy.vg and sundrugstore.com, is seen on business-to-business boards seeking cheap bulk pharmaceuticals to resell through his websites. The problem with this, of course, is that Stenva Corp is not taking into account or exercising quality control over the medications, so it’s a gamble as to whether the drugs are genuine or counterfeit (or, if genuine, expired).
Several of the affiliate websites in this network are registered at Networking4All, a Netherlands-based Registrar. The email addresses used to register the websites, and the address, appear upon initial analysis to be fake, and are registered to “Lucy Carl” (lucywoodward87[AT]yahoo.com) at “Oldfield Road 10, Hampton, Middlesex, Great Britain.” (It’s a real address; but there’s certainly no pharmacy there, and it’s entirely possible that the residents have no clue that their address is being used to register these websites.) The long-time affiliates, such as sundrugstore.com, use a different template but are equally “rogue” as websites like pharmacy2011.com that claim to be “Canadian” but are anything but.
We encourage Internet users to avoid these websites, which are selling unregulated drugs that may or may not be genuine, do not require a valid prescription, and are not operating under the auspices of a valid pharmacy license.
Here are the websites we have designated as part of the Stenva Corp rogue Internet pharmacy network. (Over the next few weeks, we’ll make time to identify the other sites in this network.) We encourage any Internet users who have received drugs from these websites to let us know.