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Where to report medical fraud / quackery

If you feel you've been ripped off ("quacked") report the problem immediately. Many quacks take your money and run. Record the date and place of your purchase. Save whatever you have left of the product, such as the label and contents. It may be difficult to get your money back, but you may help prevent others from making the same mistake.

Until people stop buying quack products, they will remain on the market. Contact these organizations for more information about reporting medical quackery:

The National Fraud Information Center of the National Consumers League
This group will assist you in reaching your state's attorney general office
P.O. Box 65868
Washington, D.C. 20035
(800)-876-7060

The National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF)
P.O. Box 1276
Loma Linda, CA 92354
(909)-824-4690

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
5600 Fisher's Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Consumer hotline
(800)-532-4440

Chief Postal Inspector United States Postal Service
(for mail fraud)
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, D.C. 20260-2100
(202) 268-4267

Federal Trade Commission - Health Care Fraud Bureau of Consumer Protection
Washington, D.C. 20580
(202) 326-2222

Better Business Bureau
1012 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 393-8000

Viewers wishing to learn more should visit "Quackwatch", a comprehensive site devoted to exposing and educating the public about medical fraud.

 

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