How the Illegal Marketplace Works
Step 1 – Illicit products are made that contain undisclosed ingredients, including ingredients which can cause life-threatening side effects
Step 2 -Illicit products have false and fraudulent labels that pose an extreme health risk to consumers
Step 3 – Suppliers and distributors offer these illicit products to retailers
Step 4 – Retailers purchase the illicit product for their stores
Step 5 – Retailers advertise these illicit products for sale to the public
Step 6 – Retailers, suppliers, and distributors receive income from the sale of these illicit products
These Covert Schemes Violate Section 43(a)(1)(B) of the Lanham Act and 18 U.S.C.A. § 1962 of the RICO Act
These groups offer for sale, illicit enhancement products that contain hidden drug ingredients including tadalafil, sildenafil, dapoxetine, desmethyl carbodenafil, and other undisclosed ingredients.
While the labels on these enhancement products claim they are ALL NATURAL with NO HARMFUL SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS, and available with NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED, they actually contain hidden drug ingredients that pose extreme health risks. These labels mislead consumers into believing medical advice and monitoring are not needed, even though the side effects, drug interactions, and contraindications of the products may be life-threatening to the consumer.
By not informing consumers of the product ingredients, consumers who could be harmed by the ingredients because of drug prescriptions or their medical history, may consume the product because they are unaware of the ingredients.
Distributors, suppliers and retailers further their scheme to defraud consumers by receiving income from activities involving interstate commerce, wires, and electronic communications in violation of federal racketeering laws.