getpinz.com federal inquiry
01-24-2006 10:49 AM
getpinz.com federal inquiry
I few weeks ago, I ordered some pins, glassware, oil and BA/BB from getpinz.com.
Everything came quickly and easily, and my chemical research went just as planned.
However, today i recieved an email from a sender called:
drugdealer@DEA.COM . The subject line said: getpinz.com under federal investigation, and the message just reiterated this fact, saying that the DEA had my personal info and IP address logged, and that any further inquiries purchases on my part would warrant legal action against me.
Now, the email looked kind of bootleg, poorly composed with all lowercase caps, etc, and the email address from the sender (drugdealer@DEA.com) looks a bit fishy as well. But, when I went to go see getpinz.com again, it was offline and there was no webpage at that address.
Does anyone have any idea of what is going on here? I know other companies that sell more 'controversal' research chemicals (i.e. arimidex, clomid, cialis, nolvadex, et al) have had more trouble with federal watchgroups, but i wasn't aware of this being a problem with getpinz.com and those companies selling research kits, glassware and the ancillary supplies for these types of research projects.
Please--anyone out there with insight and advice about what to do from here-- I still want to continue doing research project, but am not sure where to go from this point...
01-24-2006 10:54 AM
West Coast Highland Athlete
Well the address DEA.COM is bunk.
Goes to some Even management software company. Besides, real address would be a .gov of something.
No idea why getpinz is down though.
01-24-2006 11:03 AM
Feds don't send emails as warning letters.
Sounds like a hacker to me.
Or someone is playing a joke on you.
01-24-2006 11:12 AM
Well...... I just got the same email:
The Fda has logged all use of this site (getpinz.com) Your ip address and all personal information is now on file with the fda and dea. Do not visit this site again for illegal purchases or you will be investigated. Jail time and or fine may be imposed. SRT. Ricky Gonalez
I don't know what to make of it.
01-24-2006 11:19 AM
dea.com (Dean Evans and Associates)
Got the email too.
and even if they were really in trouble. I doubt a LE agency would send us emails warning us.
01-24-2006 11:23 AM
The Fda has logged all use of this site (getpinz.com) Your ip address and all personal information is now on file with the fda and dea. Do not visit this site again for illegal purchases or you will be investigated. Jail time and or fine may be imposed. SRT. Ricky Gonalez.
I got the same thing, i am a bit worried but am very suspicious also. First of all the address is .com and not .gov, which is incorrect, Gonalez i thing is a mispelling of Gonzalez and who mispells their own names? Finally i have never heard of feds being so polite as to give warnings. And what about illegal purchases, as far as i know everything there is legal. It is probably some competition or hacker *******. Lets all hope so!
01-24-2006 11:27 AM
I have been trying to Email them about an order and it keeps getting sent back to me..........Kinda scared now.
01-24-2006 11:37 AM
Originally Posted by 50joe
Thank you for confirming this. This was the only plausible explanation to me.
01-24-2006 11:45 AM
Running with the Big Boys
Some hacker probably got into their domain... which includes their data base. Grabbed their database, then trashed the rest. I can bet GPZs site will be up and running in a few days.
01-24-2006 11:50 AM
I ordered from them Friday, recieved the package yesterday (great service) No strange emails.
01-24-2006 12:02 PM
In this time security is no joke... and if they were hacked I wouldn't order from them again...
What other info was on there?
01-24-2006 12:03 PM
I bet everyone who visits the domain today, without their IP blocked, will get this email...
01-24-2006 12:06 PM
Running with the Big Boys
Not going to happen... IP does not correlate in anyway to email address.
Originally Posted by Zero Tolerance
01-24-2006 12:07 PM
haha.. no it def. does not.
Originally Posted by DAdams91982
01-24-2006 12:10 PM
check out gpzusa.com contact page, lol.
01-24-2006 12:34 PM
i got it also
Originally Posted by JonesersRX7
the dea's domain is dea.gov
its gotta be crap
01-24-2006 01:00 PM
To my knowledge, GPZ has broken no laws. No illegal products appear to be sold. Home Depot and Lowes has far more questionable stuff than GPZ for goodness sakes. The E-mails you've recieved are nothing more than jokes by some script kiddie. In addition to chemistry, I've also spent the majority of my life working in computers, specifically networks and security. This GPZ thing is just a ludicrous farce. I've seen this before.
01-24-2006 01:02 PM
hahahahaa yeah ?
Originally Posted by Klaus
in which department?
01-24-2006 01:07 PM
You may want to check the greenhouse. A large quantity of dangerous plants lurk in the shadows. The soil could potentially be dangerously high in arsenic and radioactive substances as well.
Originally Posted by brandozzz
Maybe I should have used "dangerous" instead of "questionable", since its definition can vary widely.
For the record, the chemicals one may purchase at such stores can be used to make some very deadly formulations.
01-24-2006 01:09 PM
hahaha i remember the days of
poolshock treatment and brake fluid ....
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