Tag Archive for faith healers

£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…

Ebola outbreak out of control and misinformation helps it spread

The Ebola outbreak is putting plenty of people on edge and creating problems. Now we have faith healers saying they are treating it. GREAT! THIS IS ALL WE NEED! Nigerian official warns pastors and healers to stop making false Ebola-cure claims. African governments are doubling down on efforts to contain the widening Ebola outbreak in…

Healers in Ghana get sound advice

Mixed feelings about this story. A leader of an association of faith healers in Ghana is sending out some pretty good advice. Little steps? Faith healers asked to register to expose quacks. Apostle Emmanuel Adarkwa, Eastern Regional Coordinator of Ghana Association of Faith Healers, has urged herbalists and faith healers to register with the organisation…

Coventry peppered with psychic scam advertisements

The title of this news story says it all: Faith healers preying on vulnerable in Coventry with bogus claims of miracle cures – Coventry Telegraph. A warning has gone out for members of the public to beware of tricksters purporting to be faith healers and clairvoyants. They advertise their services through leaflet drops, free newspapers…

Scammers target the superstitious in India and NYC

Hyderabad is experiencing a rash of fake faith healers. Phoney ‘faith healers’ on the loose in Hyderabad’s Old City – The Hindu. Their latest activity revolves around an earthen bowl, which they sell for anything between Rs. 1,100 and Rs. 21,000. They claim that disposing the bowl at some place on a specific day would…

Quackdown in India

Dangerous “healers” taking advantage of those that can’t afford modern medical treatment in India, get nabbed. Health team nabs 36 quacks, faith healers – The Times of India. Continuing their raid on quacks and faith healers, health officials nabbed as many as 36 persons here on Sunday. The officials said a self-proclaimed doctor in Shervani…