I can't think of anything crueler than giving false hope to a terminally ill person, just to make a profit. When researching for my new novel, ExtraLife, Inc., I came across appalling examples of schemes designed to take money from patients and their family and realized that cancer scams are widespread.
Why am I writing about cancer scams?
The idea for ExtraLife, Inc. didn't come from nowhere: In my professional life I witnessed projects which, in retrospective, may have been cancer scams, and one in particular, which is the basis for the book's plot. More recently, I investigated many "alternative" options for a family member, who eventually didn’t make it. That was when I decided to devote a section of my blog to discussing cancer scams, in the hope of making a small contribution to their prevention.
Cancer and High-Tech Scams
Cancer scams come in different types and sizes and include those directed to the patient and his or her family, targeting one individual at a time, but also others that are planned on a much more grandiose scale, the "High-Tech scams", which I will discuss today....