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An important message for cancer patients: Beware the ‘cannabis oil’ scammers

by Kat Arney | Analysis

20 April 2015

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Cannabis tincture
Be aware: scammers offering cannabis oil are ripping off cancer patients.

We have become aware that scammers are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabis oil’, yet receiving nothing in return.

At least one of these fraudsters is using the email address ukcancerresearchcentre @ and claiming to be based at 407 St John Street, London, which is the address of our London office.

We believe this to be a scam. The email address given has nothing to do with Cancer Research UK or our employees. If you believe you have been a victim of this fraud, please contact the police.

We strongly advise patients and their families against buying any cancer treatments over the internet.  If you have any questions about cancer or treatment, whether conventional or alternative, please call our Cancer Information Nurses on freephone 0808 800 4040, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday or email them.

Finally, we have written a lengthy and detailed blog post about cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer, outlining the scientific evidence for the potential benefits of cannabinoids as well as the harms and risks involved.