City and County of San Francisco
POLICE DEPARTMENT MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT
1245 3RD Street, 6TH Floor San Francisco, California 94158
July 25, 2017
San Francisco Police Offer Resources to the Chinese Community Affected by Blessing and Healing
San Francisco Police urge all members of the Chinese community to be suspicious of strangers
claiming to provide relief from a curse or illness or who those who provide “purification”
ceremonies in which cash and valuable items must be offered as part of the process.
Please review the video below on various ways to identify potential scammers, how to protect
yourself from a scam, and reporting resources available to scam victims.
Link to PSA videos: www.sanfranciscopolice.org/blessingscam
Anyone who is confronted by scammers or anyone who knows of an elder who was approached by scammers
is strongly advised to contact police. Reports can be made at any SFPD District Station or by
calling Dispatch at (415) 553-0123 and requesting an officer to take a report.
Cantonese speakers can leave tips on a special tip line by calling (415) 553-9212 or
Information can also be called into the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or via Text a Tip by
texting a message to TIP411 and beginning the message with SFPD.
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