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Friday, August 14, 2015

New Fraud Scam

The "Blessing Scam or the Chinese Evil Spirits Scam" appears to 
target elderly Chinese women. 

The premise of the scam is that multiple suspects claim to be 
doctors and can help cleanse them of evil spirits. 

The victim is then instructed to bring valuables such as gold, 
jewelry and cash in a bag to the suspects, which are then 
turned over for a "blessing". The victim's bag is returned, 

This scam appears to be well organized.

Anyone with information with respect to this scam is asked 
o contact the Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Section 
at 613-236-1222 ext. 5433. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers 
toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), 
or by downloading the 
Ottawa Police iOS app.