Glucobate? Glucofake!

It’s a phony ad for a phony product created by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to alert consumers to the dangers of diabetes treatment scams on the Internet.

Evaluating online health claims is a two-step process. First, be smart. Then, be skeptical. It's best to check any product out with your health care provider. That's because some fraudulent marketers try to make money by peddling products that sound great, but just don't — and can't — work as promised.

Here are some tips on how to spot scams before you get stung.

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