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Scariest spam I’ve ever received…

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:

From: [email protected]
Subject: Anti-Cancer Drugs
Date: July 6, 2007 10:32:56 PM EDT
To: [ORAC]

KM 207 , 2nd FLOOR
TEL : 91 22 66662934 / 66662935
FAX : 91 22 66662932
E-MAIL : [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
CELL : 9820050795 – Keshor
Msn Messenger — [email protected]


Dear Sir/Madam,

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
b.. Biotechnology
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)
  • 1.4-benzoquinone
  • 10- Deacetyl Baccatin
  • 5-ALA
  • Adriamycin
  • Amantadine
  • Amidox
  • Amifostine
  • Aminoglutethimide
  • Amsacrine
  • Anastrozole
  • Ancitabine
  • Ansamitocin
  • Astromicin
  • Atenololum
  • Azacitidine
  • Azasetron
  • Benserazide
  • Biperiden
  • Bleomycin sulfate
  • Budipine
  • Busulfan
  • Cabergoline
  • Capecitabine
  • Carbidopa
  • Carboplatin
  • Carmofur
  • Carmustine
  • Chlorambucil
  • Chlormethine
  • Cilastatin
  • Cis-4-phenyl-3-triethylsiloxylazetidin-2-one
  • Cladribine
  • Clavulanic acid
  • Clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate
  • Clsplatin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cytarabine
  • Dacarbazine
  • Daunorubicin hydrochloride
  • Ditiocarb Sodium
  • Docetaxel
  • Donepezil
  • Doramectin
  • Doxifluridine
  • Doxorubicin
  • Droxidopa
  • Eflornithine
  • Enocitabine
  • Entacapone
  • Entecavir
  • Epirubicin
  • Erlotinib
  • Estramustine
  • Etoposide
  • Exemestane
  • Flavopiridol
  • Floxuridine
  • Flucytosine
  • Fludarabine Phosphate
  • Fluorouracil
  • Flutamide
  • Folinic Acid
  • Fotemustine
  • Fulvestrant
  • Galantamine
  • Gefitinib
  • Gemcitabine
  • Goserelin
  • Idarubicin
  • Idebenone
  • Ifosfamide
  • Imatinib
  • Irinotecan
  • Isepamicin sulfate
  • Letrozole
  • Levodopa
  • Lobaplatin
  • Lomustine
  • Lonidamine
  • Loxapine succinate
  • Melphalan
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Mesna
  • Methotrexate
  • Midostaurin
  • Miltefosine
  • Mitomycin
  • Mitotane
  • Mitoxantrone
  • Moxidectin
  • Nedaplatin
  • Nilutamide
  • Nimustine
  • Nolatrexed
  • Orphenadrine
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Paclitaxel
  • Pemetrexed
  • Pentostatin
  • Pergolide
  • Pirarubicin
  • Pramipexole
  • Pravastatin
  • Pridinol
  • Procarbazine
  • Raloxifene
  • Raltitrexed
  • Ramosetron
  • Ranimustine
  • Rasagiline
  • Rivastigmine
  • Ropinirole
  • Satraplatin
  • Selegiline
  • Suramin
  • Tacrine
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tegafur
  • Temozolomide
  • Terguride
  • Testolactone
  • Thalidomide
  • Thiotepa
  • Tioguanine
  • Tiopronin
  • Tirapazamine
  • Tolcapone
  • Topotecan
  • Toremifene
  • Tretinoin Tocoferil
  • Ubenimex
  • Uracil
  • Vapreotide
  • Vinblastine
  • Vincristine
  • Vindesine
  • Vinorelbine


  • Anti-Analgesics
  • Anti-Arrhythmics
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-Cholinergics
  • Anti-Coagulants
  • Anti-Convulsants
  • Anti-Depressants
  • Anti-Diabetic
  • Anti-Diuretic
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Anti-Hypertensives
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Malarials
  • Anti-Neoplastic
  • Anti-Nootropic
  • Anti-Parkinson
  • Anti-Retroviral Agents
  • Anti-Tuberculosis
  • Anti-Tussives
  • Anti-Ulcerative
  • Anti-Virals


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
MSN: [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

*** 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.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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