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Medical Fraud and Quackery Products

Unassuming adults and senior citizens can be susceptible to quacks and con men who are out to commit medical fraud. They do this by selling fake medical products or, worse, performing medical procedures they are not qualified to perform. At first, they reel in people with quackery medical products—pills, lotions, and creams—that will supposedly cure a host of diseases. Unfortunately, none of the claims are true. In fact, the products may even be dangerous. In the worst cases, these criminals pose as doctors with fake clinics and perform complex surgeries that put the patient at risk. If you’ve unwittingly used these products or have visited these fake doctors, report it immediately.


Doc Hollywood (Medical Scam)

Medical fraud can be dangerous. Watch to see how one man caused both physical and psychological harm.

Foreign Pharmacy (Illegal Prescription Drugs)

Protect Yourself From Medical Fraud

  • Don’t believe claims that a product is available only by mail, from an “exclusive” supplier, or contains a “special,” “secret,” “foreign,” or “ancient” formula.

  • Don’t accept “testimonials” or case histories from “satisfied customers” as the only evidence that the product actually works.

  • Don’t believe claims the promoter is trying to sell you such as a “scientific breakthrough” the medical establishment overlooked or suppressed.

  • If a doctor or medical professional is pressuring you into an expensive procedure, always get a second opinion.

Have You Witnessed This Scam?

If you’ve been affected by medical fraud or a quackery product scheme, and the U.S. Mail® has been used in any way, we want to help. Please report the crime.

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