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Brooklyn, NY - Flatbush Shomrim Assists NYPD In Chinese "Blessing Scam"

Published on: April 23, 2013 10:23 AM
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In this Thursday, April 18th, Chaim Deutsch, Democratic candidate for City Council in the 48th district, co-hosted a Public Safety Forum for the Chinese Community at the Chinese Adult Day Care Center on Public Safety in Brooklyn. In this Thursday, April 18th, Chaim Deutsch, Democratic candidate for City Council in the 48th district, co-hosted a Public Safety Forum for the Chinese Community at the Chinese Adult Day Care Center on Public Safety in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn, NY - Flatbush Shomrim has teamed up with the NYPD and its Chinese neighbors to combat the newly-arrived Chinese “Blessing Scam” that is targeting local, elderly Chinese residents.

According to the DAILY NEWS (http://nydn.us/YKvs2m), the scam is being run by groups of 3-10, and sends spotters in to coffee shops and places where elderly Chinese gather to eavesdrop on conversations about their problems, families, etc.

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Smooth-talking crooks dressed like monks soon follow, claiming to have “special powers,” which, for a price, they will use to cure ills.

Those refusing to pay are threatened with a curse on their family.

Since crooks are targeting an ethnic group typically known for refraining from reporting crimes to authorities, the NYPD has reached out to the Jewish community, which has experienced similar problems in the past.

Chaim Deutsch, who heads the Flatbush Shomrim, said he has reached out to Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes for help in the matter before it spreads to other communities and becomes an “epidemic.”


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 Apr 23, 2013 at 10:34 AM Oldtimer Says:

Too bad they can't help with the Segula scams.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 10:59 AM Chaim! Says:

Chaim Deutsch from Flatbush Shomrim is a Kiddish Hashem on 2 feet! We ought to be proud of him!

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 11:44 AM yaakov doe Says:

Chaim - This is the first I've heard of your candidacy. We can cerainly use such a outstanding man in City Council.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 11:54 AM shredready Says:

need more stories like this

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 12:11 PM Ben Kelev Says:

Chaim, you rock!!!

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 12:29 PM Shlomo2 Says:

Maybe we can get the Chinese to help us root out the Lag b'Omer miracle scams currently being advertised to our community.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 01:13 PM ModernLakewoodGuy Says:

Reply to #1  
Oldtimer Says:

Too bad they can't help with the Segula scams.

Well, it's a hebrew word so it cant be a scam right? Just send some guy in israel $180 and he will write your name on a paper, pour wine on it and your problems will be solved!

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 02:41 PM c Says:

To those people carrying out similar scams on unsuspecting yiddin, you are now on notice as well. You can peddle your snake oil elsewhere.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 05:18 PM Geulah Says:

Interestingly the Asian elderly are being scammed by their own as these day care centers that are popping up get paid for by billing their Medicare or Medicaid. Saw this in an article, recently.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 06:39 PM Anonymous Says:

1. your language is racist.

2. your spelling is atrocious.

3. The joke is neither funny nor from Jackie Mason. In fact, it makes no sense, and has nothing to do with the article.

As a Jewish illiterate bigot, you emabarrass all Jews by posting here, as you probably don't even realize this site is trolled by outsiders looking to find dirt to make us look bad.

You make their job easy.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 09:58 PM ashanda Says:

#11- I wouldn't talk about spelling if I were you....

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