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UK police warn against bogus faith healers

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Police in Britain's city, home to a large Indian-origin population, have warned against bogus faith healers who con people out of large sums of money, a media report has said.

Officers from Leicestershire Police's Belgrave and Rushey Mead areas posted their warning on the Belgrave Community page.

"are alerting residents to be aware of bogus faith or spiritual healers," police said.

"Please remind family and friends, especially those who may be suffering from stress or worry, not to be drawn into handing over large amounts of money for these 'services'," it said.

Police believe that such bogus healers usually target vulnerable people, 'Mercury' newspaper reported.

"They offer their services to people who may have business problems, marital disputes or are in poor health. They will advertise their services through local and national radio, newspaper adverts and flyers which are delivered door to door," a police said.

"They will claim that money given to them will be returned to their victims many times over and threaten those who do not pay with curses and black magic. If anyone is aware of anyone claiming to be a faith we would like to hear from you," the said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 21:25 IST