Anatomy of an Online Health Scam
Project False Hope: Combatting Cancer Fraud
"The fight against cancer is hard enough, don't let fraud make it harder."
The more you know how to recognize health fraud, the more you can avoid falling victim to it. This is the key concept driving the consumer education work behind Project False Hope: Combatting Cancer Fraud. This interactive web tool is designed to teach you how to identify some of the tactics and tricks commonly used by scammers selling bogus cancer cures or treatments online.
When you roll the mouse over the text of this mock flash Web site selling a fictitious cancer cure, pop-up bubbles will appear showing the tactics scammers use to hook you. You can also click on the icon to reveal all the tricks. If you do not have flash, you can download the software for free from the Adobe Web site.
If you prefer not to use Flash, use the links below to open a HTML version.
"Natural Herbal Formula" is not a real product. If it were a real product, a lot of the information on this page might be false or not supported by adequate tests. The Competition Bureau is neither promoting, nor discouraging, the sale or use of any particular product, cure or treatment. It is important to consult a health care professional before trying any new treatment. A heath care professional who knows your medical condition is your best source of information.
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