Tag: miracle claims

Many people would give just about anything to eat like a Sumo wrestler, yet have the body of a tennis pro. And, unfortunately, many people have — given their money, that is — for pills and products falsely promising significant weight loss with...

The Federal Trade Commission is distributing a total of $5.9 million in refunds to more than 316,000 people who bought various products that claimed to help people lose weight and prevent cancer. The FTC said that Central Coast Nutraceuticals,...

On Friday, many of my colleagues will be joining the US Department of Justice’s Civil Consumer Protection Branch at the Second Annual Consumer Protection Summit.

On the agenda for the day:

Money frauds: those scammers who convince...

If you or someone you care about has cancer, the last thing you need is the phony promise of a treatment. While it may be hard to believe, there are scammers who hawk un-proven and sometimes even harmful products to cancer patients.

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Medical discount plans aren't health insurance, and they're not a substitute for it. Some medical discount plans provide legitimate discounts, but some are just flat-out scams.

 

Dietary supplements may seem like harmless health boosters. But while some have proven benefits, many don't. Unlike drugs, dietary supplements aren't evaluated or reviewed by FDA for safety and effectiveness, and even "natural" supplements can be...

People spend billions of dollars a year on health-related products and treatments that not only are unproven and often useless, but also sometimes are dangerous. The products promise quick cures and easy solutions for a variety of problems, from...

I saw an ad that said, “CURE YOUR ARTHRITIS WITHOUT DRUGS USING THIS ALL-NATURAL, GOVERNMENT-APPROVED REMEDY.” A natural remedy appeals to me, but poison ivy is natural, too. Seems like some products promise more than they can deliver. How can I...

If you or someone you love has cancer, chances are you’re sorting through mountains of information and facing many decisions about various treatment options. And you may be curious about supposed miraculous cancer-fighting products — pills,...

History has it that centuries ago, explorer Ponce DeLeon searched in vain for a Fountain of Youth. Even today, consumers explore store shelves, sail through a tide of TV and radio ads, and navigate the internet for an elixir to help them maintain...