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FTC: Skin Cancer APP is a Scam

By Al Sunshine, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Consumer Investigator, Aug 14, 2015 – Scam Skin Cancer “App” Busted by Feds: if you bought a melanoma detection app for your iPhone or Android Phone, the maker just got busted by the FTC.

“Mole Detective” may have worked well to get you to pay for it, but the Feds say its’ claims to help track and detect melanoma are unproven. According to the FTC ““We haven’t found any scientific evidence that Mole Detective can accurately assess melanoma risk,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “If you’re concerned that a mole may be cancerous, please see a health professional.”

The maker’s been hit with a $58,000 fine, but doesn’t have the funds to pay it.

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Al Sunshine is a South Florida-based Broadcast and Digital Journalist whose career has spanned more than 40 years at the local and national levels. His award-winning investigations have triggered more than a dozen state and local consumer protection laws and his work’s been cited in Congressional Testimony before the U-S House of Representatives. He is best known for his “Shame On You” features for CBS Miami which sought to expose businesses, agencies and individuals defrauding or deceiving consumers, as well as endangering the safety and welfare of the general public. In 2013 Al retired from CBS Miami to set up his own Digital News Business, “Sunshine News, LLC” and Al continues to blog for the Radio, Television, Digital News Association, sponsors of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards”. An avid environmentalist, Al is one of the founding members of the “Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition”. The Florida Non-Profit is fighting to save and restore the last 2% of Pine Rocklands found only in South Florida and nowhere else in the continental United States. Al was recently elected its President.