Google: Suing fake pharmaceutical advertisers

Search engine giant Google are filing a civil lawsuit against advertisers it believes has intentionally breached its policy in regards to gaining prescription medication. Swarms of bogus online pharmacies have been set up and offer to illegally sell prescription medicine over the internet.

Google have vowed to help clean up the web by ridding us of the scammer’s ads out there. Reports from the kind folks over at Mashable tell us that Google has indeed got rules in place to prevent these companies from advertising on their site; however ad buyers still manage to get ads through the system anyway.

This is not the first time Google have packed a legal punch behind their actions as in the past they also filed a similar lawsuit against “Google Money” scammers. The company must keep up a reputation by making sure its search results and advertisements stay out of the reach of these tricksters and are not tampered with.

Hopefully this lawsuit will take them a step closer to this. If you have an interest in Google then you may want to see our article on Google Earth 3.1. Let us know your thoughts on this article by sending us a comment.