Imagine explaining to a customer that they have to drop products from their online store or even that you took their domain down because you received the following “FDA” request from (quite literally) “some guy on the internet”:
Subject: FDA – vitamin[redacted].com
From: Special Number <email@example.com>
To: info@easydns – dot – com, legal@easydns – dot – com
*Currently, your website is hosting a site is clear violated federal laws.
It is your obligation and your policy to enforce them The website are
selling Rx medication to the public. *
*We received several complains about this site and there activities. It
is our duty to protect the public from unauthorized prescription
medications sold on the internet. Please have him remove all injectables
from his sites.*
*Enclosed is sample of a Waring Letter from the **Department of Health and
Human Services **to which outlines the regulations from the FDA. *
*He clearly violated sections** 301(d) and 505(a) of the Food Drug
Administration federal code, **Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. =C2=A7=C2=
and 355(a)] and 301(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C. =C2=A7 331 (a)*
*If you need clarification, you can call FDA – Office of Criminal
*Headquarters** (800) 551-3989 or field offices
*We will need your prompt attention to this matter. Please responds with
your disposition. Thank you..*
*DHHC, Inv, *
The “Waring letter” was a RTF file I scanned about a hundred times before I opened it because I was positive this wasn’t a real takedown request but rather a poorly executed malware delivery attempt initiated by an illiterate prankster. It doesn’t seem to be.
The file attached seems to be a letter from the FDA delivered to a completely different business on a completely different domain name about a completely different matter entirely.
So, in a word: no. Given our Takedown Policy, we respectfully decline to do anything about the website in question on the basis of this request. (The scary thing is that we know a registrar or two who might have actually taken the domain down based on this.)