Police warn Chinese community about dangerous health-cure scam

Police are warning members of San Francisco’s Chinese community today of a scam targeting Asian females.Three suspects have scammed money out of three victims in separate incidents, police reported. The most recent scam occurred Oct. 17, when two Chinese men and a Chinese woman between the ages of 40 and 45 approached the victim and asked about her health.

The victim was asked to place her finger into a cup of liquid poured by the suspects, according to police. The victim then placed her finger in the liquid and began to feel dizzy.

The suspects drove the victim to her residence and asked for $900 to pay for a cure to her sudden illness, according to police.

Two other similar incidents have been reported with similar suspects, police reported.

Police warn that the unknown chemical used in the scam may be dangerous. The public, andthe Chinese community, should be careful to avoid the scam, according to police.

— Bay City News

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