Cure All Products Scams
These type of email scams
speak about particular product which
cures critical diseases like tumors, insomnia and impotency and
so on. They also announce limited availability with a money-back
There are no such real and effective products are
sold in emails and it better to skip such emails. Also while considering
the health-related claims its must to consult a health care professional
before buying any "cure-all" that claims to treat a wide range of
ailments or offers quick cures and easy solutions to serious illnesses.
Beware of offers which claim that
- Emails that claims particular product is a "miracle cure," a
"scientific breakthrough," an "ancient remedy" or a quick and
effective cure for different diseases.
- These emails generally announce very limited offer is available.
- Also require a payment in advance, and offer a no-risk "money-back
- Particular case histories or testimonials by the consumers or
doctors claiming amazing results are not uncommon.
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Miracle products are sold at all stores that promise to make wonders. But the question is, are these products really worth it? Or is this another scam niche that innocent people are falling prey to? We have come across a number of telemarketing ads that promise to cure all the problems of our life ranging from hair fall, to reducing belly fat and so on. The ultimate strategy of the scammers is to target the innocent users emotionally. The constant lingering of cure's all types of problems in the telemarketing phone call or ad, instills a buying mechanism in the minds of the customers. Scammers take advantage of this and try to sell what is called as miracle products which actually do not do any miracle other than minting huge sums of money for the scammer.
Miracle cure scam explained in detail
Miracle cure scam works on the level of victim's illness vulnerability. The greater the disease is vulnerable, the higher the chances of victim to fall for it. Most common problems that are promised to be cured are cancer, insomnia, diabetes, weight loss, baldness, memory loss, heart disease, Alzheimer's and sexual performance. They are often advertised online or via spam emails. Websites selling such medicines have a testimonial column which shows positive reviews and ratings about the product by their previous customers. These customers in reality would not have used these products. Along with the testimonials, they also give details about clinical trials and testing methodology to make their victims believe on their authenticity.
Some scam websites may sell established prescription medicines, which you may know or your doctor may have prescribed you previously. But these medicines may not have same ingredients. Such medicines will not only differ from the real ones but are waste of money and on consumption will harm you. These may also recommend you to stop any other medical treatment your health professional has prescribed for you. Every year hundreds of thousands of people are falling for miracle cure scam promising to cure severe conditions.
Websites that offer scam health products offer "no-risk" money back guarantee feature. And when you try to contact them on non-satisfaction with their medicines, the scammers disappear. The products are promoted by people with no appropriate medical qualifications and they will try to convince you to buy their fake medicines explaining it has been made using some ancient technique that works against modern practices.
How to recognize medical frauds and scams?
- The miracle cure is suggested after a condition is diagnosed using a survey conducted on the internet.
- Testimonials on their websites are from customers who do not exist or have never actually bought the product.
- They offer money back guarantee without any risk.
- Promotion of the product will be focused on certain ingredient that supposedly have mystical properties.
- The treatment claims to be effective against a very wide range of ailments, but there is no scientific evidence to back up the claim that the miracle cure actually works.
- Scammers often use statements like "The pharmaceutical industry and Government are trying to hide information about a miracle cure" to pull off their attention from common sense product related questions. Needless to say, these statements are untrue and unfounded.
- To enable the customer to react instantly, they add "limited period" offer.
Protect yourself against miracle cure scams:
- Firstly, never open a mail with subjects like "Miracle cure", "scientific breakthrough", "ancient remedy", "all natural", "secret ingredient" etc.
- Be skeptical about any mails with grammatical errors and poor spelling.
- Consult your doctor for any health related concerns.
- Before buying a medicine online, verify with your qualified health professional about its effects and to find if it is safe and suitable for you. Do not rely on the information you find over the internet.
- Do not get carried away by the testimonials and references you come across online. They are mostly from fake customers.
- If it claims to be using a certain ingredient that will cure your disease, study about the drug in research papers having case studies.
- Carefully read terms and conditions section. If the product is cheap or if they offer anything for free, it usually contains additional hidden costs.
- Check your medical bills in detail for proper drug name(s), amount, tax rate, quantity and total.
- Go with your instinct. If you think the medical treatment is a scam, delete it right away.
Common forms of miracle cure scam:
1. CURE-ALL HAIR LOSS SCAM
We all have come across several pills, potions, shampoos and products for sale on Internet that promise re-growth of hair, reverse baldness or to stop hair fall. Our hair stylists have also recommended a few. We are all a part of the hair loss scam. There are many people searching for hair loss treatment online on daily basis. Therefore, the market is ripe for hair loss scams.
They start with giving you reasons that are causing hair loss and advertise their product as a cure for it. They want your money. They want you to trust them and buy their product. Their marketing strategy will catch your attention. But a smart customer will not fall for it. Setting your expectations correctly will help you to analyze the results. It is obvious that any treatment will not completely result in reversal of hair loss. If they have a number on their website, call them and ask for product test information. Most of the scam websites will refuse and even if they provide you with the details, verify with any reference to medical journal articles on the internet. Genuine medical hair loss treatment will be costly and can be provided by licensed medical professionals only.
2. DIABETES FREE SCAM
The image below shows an example of "The Biggest Diabetes scam". The customer shows a bad tactic of renaming the medicine while clicking on "Order Now" button. FTC has taken steps against this scam by sending warning letters to scam companies claiming to cure diabetes.
Avoiding fake (counterfeit) medicines :
In European countries, websites selling medicines have to display a particular logo (a white cross over a green stripped background). This symbol should link MHRA's list of registered online sellers. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for regulation of medicines which states anybody selling medicines online should be registered with the MHRA.