Yet another “spiritual healer” accused of fraud. I sort of like this trend, other than the obvious conclusion that people are still falling for this garbage. This person advertised via flyers and ads but many clients may have come via word of mouth. Since people are apt to trust “advice” from their friends, this is particularly sneaky.
Mohammed Ashrafi, who called himself ‘Kamal-Ji’, appeared at Leicester Magistrate’s Court on Friday and was charged on one count of blackmail and one count of fraud by false representation in relation to “facilitating a 60 million pounds lottery win”.
Ashrafi is alleged to have defrauded a woman out of 10,000 pounds through a healing and astrology service advertised in Leicester and to have obtained 50,000 pounds through blackmail.
We see a familiar name appear:
Earlier in May, the Leicestershire police had warned public in the predominantly Indian-dominated city of Leicester against the conman known as ‘Kamal-Ji’ who claimed to be a devotee of Sai Baba.
Kamal-Ji advertised that he could help with health problems, and business and relationship difficulties. Fraud. As they all are.
Kamal-Ji was wanted by police for these allegations back in May. The plaintiffs said he always asked for more money for the prayers to work.