These scams try to make money by exploiting people who have a medical condition or who are worried about their health. The scammers offer solutions or cures where none exist or promise to simplify complex health treatments.
Like the other scams featured on SCAMwatch, health and medical scams can end up costing you a lot of money. However, these scams can also do significant damage to you health.
If you try a phoney medicine or treatment, use a dangerous weight loss technique or take medicine that you buy from an unqualified internet scammer, you could be putting your health at great risk.