This post is a partial reprint of an article I read on The Canary Report.
While the full post there was more detailed and got into specifics involving claims made by companies targeting multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) patients, for the purposes of this post I have decided to focus on the ten warning signs of a scam, as compiled by Lourdes Salvador and Linda Sepp, and as previously published HERE.
This list, in my opinion, is applicable to nearly any chronic illness patient because the tips for spotting scams listed here are so universally used. This fantastic list is far more concise than I could have written. Yet it captured something I have been wanting to blog about for some time. Longtime readers know that I have blogged about scams and false cures before. However, this list nicely sums up what you, as a chronically ill patient, can be on the lookout for.
Reprinted with permission from:
Ten Warning Signs of a Scam:
1. The Promise Of A Quick And Easy Cure
2. Presence Unproven Patient Testimonials & Emotional Appeals Instead Of Science
3. Claims To Cure Many Ailments Which Have No Cure In Medical Science
4. It’s Not Sold In Stores
5. It Has Undisclosed Ingredients Or Content
6. You Have To Keep At It To Get Results
7. It Doesn’t Work Because You Did It Wrong
8. Science Hasn’t Even Bothered To Discredit It (No Threat To Pharmaceutical Sales)
9. The Seller Lacks A Medical Degree Or Similar Qualification
10. It’s Too Good To Be True
Copyrighted © 2009 MCS America
I am very grateful to Susie Collins for posting about this topic and to Linda Sepp and Lourdes Salvador for writing about this very important topic!
This post was written by Jeanne at http://chronichealing.com. Copyright © Jeanne — chronichealing.com. All rights reserved.
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