Hong Kong police on Thursday display valuables seized in the arrests of six suspects accused of running so-called spiritual blessing scams targeting elderly women in the city. Photo: HandoutHong Kong police on Thursday display valuables seized in the arrests of six suspects accused of running so-called spiritual blessing scams targeting elderly women in the city. Photo: Handout
Hong Kong police on Thursday display valuables seized in the arrests of six suspects accused of running so-called spiritual blessing scams targeting elderly women in the city. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong police arrest six over ‘spiritual blessing’ scams targeting elderly women

  • The scams involve convincing victims a religious ceremony is needed to cleanse their family of bad luck, then spiriting away their valuables during the purported ritual
  • Police say the suspects defrauded five victims of a total of HK$1.2 million

Topic |   Crime
Hong Kong police on Thursday display valuables seized in the arrests of six suspects accused of running so-called spiritual blessing scams targeting elderly women in the city. Photo: HandoutHong Kong police on Thursday display valuables seized in the arrests of six suspects accused of running so-called spiritual blessing scams targeting elderly women in the city. Photo: Handout
Hong Kong police on Thursday display valuables seized in the arrests of six suspects accused of running so-called spiritual blessing scams targeting elderly women in the city. Photo: Handout
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