£85,000 lost to fraud spiritual healer in Leicester

It’s a story we hear far too often and fail to understand – why people give their life savings to conmen who promise supernatural intervention.

This story is an update to one a few weeks ago reporting that the community police force was tackling the scurge of “faith healers”.

Leicester couple hands over £85,000 to bogus spiritual healer | Leicester Mercury.

A couple from Leicester handed over more than £85,000 to a conman claiming he was spiritual healer who could cure a family member’s illness.

The man, who claimed to be a clairvoyant with 37 years of experience as a healer, assured his victims there was a 100 per cent guarantee of immediate results for their relative’s ailments.

He also promised the victims they would get their money back although they never saw any improvement in their loved one’s condition or any of their cash.

A suspect was arrested, associated with organized crime, money laundering, and a widescale area of operation.

Why do people believe that someone else praying over their valuables will remove a suspected curse? These are desperate people whose belief and trust is taken advanatage of.

  2 comments for “£85,000 lost to fraud spiritual healer in Leicester

  1. Tom
    October 2, 2014 at 4:17 AM

    Already we have well meaning “spiritualists” outright frauds and now organised crime cutting their slice of the cake. Perhaps, if the word gets around that any “spiritualist” may be a criminal it will bring an end to the whole sad business.

  2. Bill T.
    October 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Ahhh, but Sharon, I think we really do understand why (as do the fraudsters). I think it’s more we (certainly I) don’t understand why people aren’t better aware of the zero support for spiritualism.

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