Targeting those that are already suffering with various health issues is absolutely shameful, even for a criminal. A desperation to feel better or look better can lure people into falling for so-called miracle cures, effortless weight loss, and all sorts of other quick, easy, or low-cost false promises. Patie
March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada and to raise awareness the Competition Bureau has published “The Little Black Book of Scams”, which includes the following:
Health and medical scams
- Remember that there are no magic pills or miracle cures for achieving quick weight loss or treating medical conditions.
- Don’t trust claims about medicines, supplements or other treatments. Get the facts straight from your healthcare professional.
- Never commit to anything under pressure, especially if a large advance payment or long-term contract is required.
- Know that if an online pharmacy is legitimate, it will require valid prescriptions.
- Be skeptical of celebrity endorsements or testimonials.