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What should I do if I fall victim to an online health scam?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

If you think you’ve been scammed you should follow these two suggestions:

1. Call Your Credit Card Company Explain what's happened and tell them you do not authorize any more charges from that company. If you're concerned that they may rack up big charges, cancel the card.

2. File a Complaint If you fell for a scam, others will too. Help shutdown fraudulent companies by reporting them to the Better Business Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, your state attorney general's office, or the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

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