How often do you hear of a cure for AIDS?
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV infects several types of cells and inserts a copy of itself into their genetic material (DNA). This "tricks" the cells into treating the virus's genes as their own. The virus is then safe from attack by the body's immune system and is reproduced each time the host cells reproduce.
First time I heard of this disease was in 1983 and no cure for AIDS has been found yet.
Obviously no disease is too tragic to be taken advantage of by criminal scammers and AIDS-Related Quackery and Fraud are all over the net.
As an example I bring you this scam letters from Dr Sadiq Harrison:
From: Dr Sadiq Harrison [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 12:30 AM
I am Dr.Sadiq Harrison, a Trado Medical practitioner,From India. I have over the years carried out extensive research to find a definite cure for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which has eluded scientific research.
I am happy to announce that i have Succeeded in finding a permanent cure for the dreaded AIDS, through natural Herb. Clinical test Carried out with some of the patients i treated showed Significant improvement after one month and after one Year of treatment, there was no trace of the virus found in them.
We therefore encourage victims or their relations to get in touch with us for treatment and cure. I want to assure you that we will treat your identity with the highest level of confidentiality, Please don't hide your face in shame due to the social stigma, it could happen to any body.
A trial will convince you and If after one month of treatment you did not record an overwhelming improvement, feel free to take legal action.
You can reach me through our alternative email:
It was found at joewein.de and if you're searching for more scam-letters you can also go to Scamorama.
At Scamorama you might have a laugh or be saved from being scammed, or both.