NETLINESBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.688 (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:688
- Harry Brown, general practitioner (DrHarry@DrHarry.co.uk)
Misleading or just plain fraudulent health claims abound in cyberspace. One United Kingdom based family doctor has made a stand and developed a website that investigates and exposes internet health fraud and spam (http://www.dr-fraud.org/ ). Primarily aimed at the general public, but of interest to the health professional, the site highlights common examples of email spam offering services such as penis enlargement. Suggested methods and strategies to deter these actions include naming and shaming. There are also links to other potential helping …
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