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SFPD Police Warn Chinese Community of Latest “Blessing” Scam Incident (17-104)

San Francisco Police are warning the Chinese community of a recent incident involving a “ Blessing” scam targeting a Chinese victim, resulting in great financial loss. This recent loss occurred on July 11, 2017 in the Sunset District. As a result of the scam, the victim lost $5,000 in U.S. Currency.

In this incident, the victim was approached by the first of three suspects, an Asian female who asked for directions to a healing salon. The second suspect, an Asian male, pretending to just be walking by, approached and offered to use his smart phone to help locate the salon. The male suspect then convinced the victim to walk to a nearby car where the third suspect, an older Asian male, was waiting. The victim was led to believe she had cancer and gave the suspects $5,000 as payment for a cure for her cancer. The suspects promised to return some of the money later that day but never did.

The San Francisco Police Department urges older members of the Chinese community to be suspicious of strangers claiming to provide relief from a curse, an illness, or who provide “purification” ceremonies in which cash and valuable items must be offered as part of the process. Potential victims are strongly advised to contact police immediately if confronted with such a situation. Children and caregivers to elder Chinese community members should discuss this scam with them and instruct the elders to call them if anyone approaches them under similar circumstances.

Anyone with information about such incidents is asked to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip line at 415-575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text with SFPD.


週一 年7月 17, 2017年

舊金山警方警告涉及“福”騙局針對中國的受害者,造成了很大的經濟損失日前發生的中國社區。發生在2017年7月11日,在日落區最近的這次損失。作為騙局的結果,受害人在美國貨幣失去了$ 5,000。

在此事件中,受害人被第一的三名犯罪嫌疑人,亞洲女性誰問路的癒合沙龍走近。第二個犯罪嫌疑人,亞洲男性,假裝只是路過,上前並表示願意用自己的智能手機,以幫助找到沙龍。男性犯罪嫌疑人,然後說服步行到附近的汽車,其中第三可疑的,舊的亞洲男性,等待受害者。受害人被引導相信,她得了癌症,給了犯罪嫌疑人5000 $作為支付對她的治療癌症的方法。犯罪嫌疑人答應退回一部分錢當天晚些時候,但從來沒有。