Tuesday, February 21, 2006

When I Get That Feeling, I Need...

As far as scams go, the old "spiritual healer" gag is a dinosaur. It was the bread-and-butter of many gypsies (travellers, pikeys, etc.) for decades, but it still keeps showing up.

The lastest practicioner is calling himself "Iqbal" and has been working over Union City, CA.

Apparently he's duped over 20 people out of funds totalling more than $1M while promising the people that he can give them winning lottery numbers at the rate of $10,000 per million to be won. Give the guy $40K and he'll give you numbers worth $4 million. If only it were that easy.

To top it off, he even dusted off the tired, old contaminated egg routine. This time, however, instead of the egg containing a tumor or cancer it contains a slip of paper with the victim's name and winning lottery numbers.

You gotta give the guy points for creativity, I guess. As far as I know, he's still at large.


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