Viagra Scammers Can’t Keep It Up

Three men were today, at Kingston Crown Court, found guilty of a huge global scam, selling fake Viagra tablets.

The scam, which medical experts say is the biggest of it’s type ever to be heard in the UK, involved dozens of businesses spread across the UK, Mexico, the US and other countries.

fake Viagra tablets

fake Viagra tablets

The fake Viagra tablets were manufactured in Pakistan, China and other parts of Asia before being sold to duped customers for $40 (£20) per tablet. The counterfeits were so good that only an expert could tell them apart from the real thing, the jury were told. In fact, they came with all the right logos, tablet markings, packaging and even patient information leaflets.

The three men behind the Viagra scam – Gary Haywood, Ashwin Patel and Zahid Mirza – were all convicted of conspiracy.

Their arrest followed a lucky break that occurred when tablets were seized upon their entry to the UK. Experts later tested the tablets and found that they only had around 90% of the usual amount of active ingredient in them.

Customers who had taken the tablets had many complaints, including feelings of nausea and lack of performance 😉

The three men were also found guilty of involvement in a further scam, this time including baldness cures.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. Not that i have to take blue pills but this is a common scam. Think I read somewhere that about 90% of viagra sold online is fake

  2. I just couldn’t resist :)

  3. Groan……. they get worse! Very clever though. :)

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