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Buyer Beware: Warning about online pharmacy scams

Visiting an online pharmacy may be convenient, but it's also an easy way to get scammed.

In fact, your personal information could be in the hands of crooks, if the website wasn't legitimate.

Professor Amy Rudenko says it could put you at risk of being the target of a phone scam where crooks impersonate FDA agents.

The FDA says once you've submitted your personal information to these online illegal pharmacies, criminals collect it, then call claiming you are in trouble for buying medication on an illegal website.

The FDA says it will never call threatening consumers and asking for money, so if you get one of those calls - hang up, it's a scam.

Another thing to keep in mind: Make sure the site is legit.  If the pharmacy is not licensed, besides being scammed, you could end up with counterfeit medication that could lead to serious health problems.

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