You know the saying – “There’s one born every minute”. Uncharitable as this saying is, this is how many unscrupulous people operate to make a quick buck off some hapless soul. Are their victims to be blamed? Some people may say yes and that they should know better, however, there is also a thought that we can’t really be completely vigilant. It’s in our nature to be trusting and thinking of the best in our fellow human beings, whether they be acquaintances or total strangers. Maybe we’re not actually gullible – just plain old trusting.
The field of medicine is not proof against these charlatans. There are millions of companies selling seeming panaceas against deadly diseases like Cancer, AIDS, and others. There are miracle concoctions, and diet pills, and even “all-natural” herb mixes that “draw out” the toxins through your waste. Be on guard with these cures, and always do your research on these. Being vigilant is key.