Police are warning about a scam involving bogus spiritual healers who are conning thousands of pounds out of vulnerable people.

Posing as holy men, they prey on Britain's religious Asian community and those facing hardship or health trouble, and falsely promise to solve their problems in return for large sums of money.
Look in almost any Asian newspaper or glossy magazine and you will find advert after advert for spiritual healers, or peers.
It's an industry which is condemned by mainstream religions, including Islam, but is thriving nonetheless.
I was contacted more than a year ago by someone, who we'll call Mohammed, who put his faith in one of these men after seeing an advert in his daily newspaper.
He told the BBC: "I had a problem, a family problem, and I saw the advert for Haji Imam. It said he could solve any problem within three days."

Read the full article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8007224.stm


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