Canadian Competition Bureau
Dissects Online Cancer Scam

Stephen Barrett, M.D.

The Canadian Competition Bureau has launched Project False Hope to warn consumers against online cancer scams. Its first offering is an analysis of claims made for a fictitious "Natural Herbal Formula." When visitors scroll their mouse over the text of the mock ad, pop-up bubbles comment on the tactics that scammers use to hook people. These include:

This article was posted on June 13, 2008.