Saturday, October 8, 2011
Beware of Treatment Scams
Elderly people are common targets for deceitful con artists who claim that they are supplying remarkable cures and medical breakthroughs. Often, what they really offer is only false hope. As time goes on, symptoms are no better, perhaps worse, and a great deal of money is often lost. The worst part is that these charlatans keep older people from seeking and getting suitable medical treatment. False advertising can come from many sources, including telephone calls, e-mail, magazines, and newspapers. Some of the most prevalent fraudulent claims include anti-aging preparations, or products that promise that you can eat anything that you desire and still lost weight. Cures for serious or chronic ailments including Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, and diabetes may also be claimed. A basic rule that will serve you well, regardless of age, is when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So, no matter what the claim, always do your own due diligence so that you can steer clear of any treatment scams.