Today we are going to address the tell-tale signs of fake cure claims. If you ever had any ache (back, head, etc.) and you went to Google and typed it in, I’m sure headlines like this popped up – “Cure XYZ in 2 days” or “Secret natural cure nobody told you about” or perhaps “Cure all your aches with this, miraculous product”.
And even if you caved in and actually purchased any of these, so called cures, only to find out they are a complete waste of time and money, don’t feel bad. A lot of people made the same mistake you did, simply because people are desperate or just want to get rid of whatever is bothering them.
It is only natural for people to want to live their life to the fullest, free of illness or pain of any kind, and many will just go ahead and buy the “cure” they are offered, without stopping to think about the potential consequences.
What are the signs to look for?
Since this is a digital age, age of the internet, we will be talking about the products being sold online. So what are those things that will light up a red bulb in your head and tell you to avoid certain products?
Now, you might disagree with me on this one and say “I believe people are kind and good and are willing to help”. This may apply to the people in your family, your friends, people you work with but it certainly can`t be applied to the Internet.
It just makes me sick when I come to XYZ`s page and hear him/her telling me : Pharmaceutical companies are lying to you, hiding the true cause and cure of your pain, but I will reveal them and tell you the real secret, but you need to take out your credit card first.
These people are not credible and don’t have anyone to back up their claims so I stay away from them and I advise you to do the same.
One ring to rule them all
No, we are not talking about Lord Of The Rings, but about yet another bogus claim vendors use to seduce their customers and talk them into buying their products. You probably know what I mean, you arrive at a certain website and see a list of conditions the product allegedly cure, like it`s some sort of magic potion they stole from Asterix and Obelix. No thank you!
Now this is a tricky one, how can you differentiate real testimonials from fake ones? There is no easy answer to this, so you have to use your little gray cells. If there are a number of testimonials, say 10, try to compare them and group by certain characteristics. For example:
Names: do the names sound fake and generic in nature, something like Tom, Mat, Marc, Pete, or are there full names like Peter Johnson, Steven Mcintosh etc.
Addresses: are there addresses included along the names in testimonials or not. Accurate address can bring more credibility.
Images and email addresses: these two can be a really good indication that testimonials are genuine but you can never be too sure.
Whenever you are intrigued by the offered product but have doubts don’t be afraid to ask for help. First of all you can talk to your friends, ask them if they know of heard of anything about the product, good or bad. Next, ask a doctor. You can always contact appropriate health professionals and seek help. It is their job and obligation to assist you, and most of them are just plain nice and want to help.
Author bio: Igor Marcikic is a health enthusiast and is currently working on a new project regarding Piriformis Syndrome Treatment and Cures. You can find out more about it at piriformissyndromeaid.com