New Version Of Cannabis Oil Fraud Making The Rounds
Last autumn, Jim exposed the clumsy fraud of a cannabis oil promotion scheme, in which somebody set up an automated program to search the Internet for web sites with comment forms, and to place a message in as many places as possible. The message claims to tell the story of how a person’s father was cured of lung cancer through the use of cannabis oil available from Rick Simpson.
What Jim found is that the very same message had been posted in many places, but always under a different name. What are the chances that different people truly had their father’s cancer cured with cannabis oil, and just so happened to write the very same message, word for word?
This was spam, and dangerous spam at that, seeking to profit off of the desperation of people with cancer, taking their money in exchange for a treatment that isn’t proven to work at all.
With Jim’s investigation, the Rick Simpson cannabis oil fraud was exposed.
That ought to be the end of the story, but the cannabis oil hucksters, whoever they are, have adapted, and they’re back with a new version of their snake oil scheme.
“Hello every one Hey! I can’t believe this. A great testimony that i must share to all cancer patient in the world i never believed that their could be any complete cure for lung cancer or any cancer,i saw people’s testimony on blog sites of how Dr. Mark Sircus cannabis oil brought them back to life again. Glory be to God for leading me to this genuine Dr. Mark Sircus. I am so happy as i am sharing this testimony. My advice to you all who thinks that their is no cure for cancer that is Not true ,just contact him and get cannabis oil from Dr. Mark Sircus and you will be free of cancer and free for ever, Try it and you will not regret it because it truly works. One thing i have come to realize is that you never know how true it is until you try. There is no harm in trying. Remember, delay in treatment leads to death. Here is his email: [redacted]@gmail.com
As with the previous cannabis oil spam, this new message is posted in multiple places, but under different names. Though we first saw this comment about Mark Sircus posted by someone going by the name “Harrison”, over at a web site called Chicago Now the same comment – almost word for word – is posted by someone using the name “Barzdaitis”… right after a spam comment promoting the Rick Simpson cannabis oil scheme.
As cancer cure testimony goes, however, this isn’t even as effective as the urban legend promoting the Rick Simpson cannabis oil treatment. This supposed testimony refers to the old fraud, claiming to come from a person who realized that cannabis oil will make people “free of cancer and free for ever”… after reading blogs infected with the previous round of cannabis oil spam.
Rick Simpson isn’t a part of this new round of fraudulent spam. This time, we’re urged to get cannabis oil from Dr. Mark Sircus.
A medical doctor endorsing cannabis oil sounds much more impressive than a cannabis oil operation set up by some schmoe named Rick, doesn’t it? The thing is, Mark Sircus isn’t a medical doctor. Mark Sircus is an acupuncturist, and an exposed quack who has been promoting all kinds of scientifically untested cancer cures, including one that claims to defeat cancer through vitamin C.
Sircus claims that his treatments are “based on medical science”, but that’s kind of like saying that the movie The Revenant is based on real events. What’s not true is that Sircus’s supposed cancer cures are proven by medical science.
What is true is that some scientific research has shown that substances derived from cannabis have been found to negatively impact cancer cells, but not cancer cells growing in in human body. This research has taken place only on cancer cells growing in Petri dishes in medical laboratories, and has only been conducted using a few kinds of cancer cells.
Cancer is based on genetic mutations, and therefore is astonishingly diverse. Therapies that work on some forms of cancer don’t work on others. Furthermore, substances that kill cancer cells in laboratory environments often don’t kill cancer cells living in human bodies – or even worse, they can kill cancer patients when used at levels sufficient for theoretical therapeutic benefit.
Cannabis oil is not proven to cure cancer, but Mark Sircus sells a Surviving Cancer Compendium claiming that it does, when used in combination with other supposed therapies, such as magnesium oil and breathing exercises. Sircus charges $1,200 for a three-month version of his Compendium program, and $2,400 for a six-month version.
Has Never Been Scientifically Proven
To Do Anybody Any Good
I can’t say for sure that Mark Sircus is behind the newest program of fraudulent spam, but the two certainly are peas in a pod, and Sircus stands to profit from it.