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Police dress up as doctors to test citizens

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police donned white coats and stethoscopes to disguise themselves as doctors, then knocked on people's doors to see how easily they would fall for a confidence scam.

The undercover police officers told residents of the southeastern city of Gaziantep they were screening for high blood pressure and handed out pills, according to Turkish media.

They were alarmed when residents at 86 out of 100 households visited on Tuesday swallowed the pills immediately.

Police later returned to warn residents to be more cautious.

The police pills were harmless placebos. But a local gang had been using the same technique to give people heavy sedatives and then burgle them.

Are people so dumb down to really do this, and swallow pills from some one in a white coat. can this be thrue.

ca.news.yahoo.com...




posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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A trial run for future USA actions, maybe?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:43 PM
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You can't do that in America. You'd get shot if you went door to door trying to hand out pills.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by Arcade425
You can't do that in America. You'd get shot if you went door to door trying to hand out pills.


Naw! They would line up and volunteer, lol

Seriously, I wouldnt even open my door!



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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I'd say give me one second, grab my kel-tec sub 2000 and pepper spray, order them to the ground and call the cops. If they tried to run I would shoot out their knee and laugh about how they should know how to stop the bleeding, and when they ask for an ambulance, well I'd say " you're a doctor why do t you help yourself"



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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In some US neighborhoods, anyone "handing out pills" would be hit over the head with a blunt object, and relieved of all their pills at once.

They must have state-sponsored home health service in that neighborhood.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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I know a lot of gullible people in the US who would fall for this.

Just look at how many people get busted for groping chicks under the guise of checking for lumps. That means at least one woman let'em cop a feel.

People are both stupid and trusting.

They'd have to be to support a government existing at all.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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Very intriguing OP. This is a well known psychological aspect, didn't know it could go this far.

Check this out; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...




CONCLUSION: Respondents overwhelmingly favor physicians in professional attire with a white coat. Wearing professional dress (ie, a white coat with more formal attire) while providing patient care by physicians may favorably influence trust and confidence-building in the medical encounter.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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There's something that protects us against this kind of treatment, though I can't recall what it was called.. oh yeah.. It's called the constitution..

So I doubt this would stand much of a chance on u.s soil.. We just pay our doctors to lie about vaccinations..

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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here in britain its knock knock, hi its john smith come to read your Electric/ Gas meter...



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:59 PM
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Or look at how many people willingly send their bank account information and some upfront cash to the Nigerian scams! And then they don't understand why the police can't do anything about some guy on another continent that asked for money and got it, and then took the rest.


Oh ya, this scam would work in the US just as easily as Turkey.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Originally posted by OleMB
Very intriguing OP. This is a well known psychological aspect, didn't know it could go this far.

Check this out; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...




CONCLUSION: Respondents overwhelmingly favor physicians in professional attire with a white coat. Wearing professional dress (ie, a white coat with more formal attire) while providing patient care by physicians may favorably influence trust and confidence-building in the medical encounter.


The nice men in the white coats are coming to take us away...

never did trust the withe coats....



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Wait, that Nigerian prince who needs me to send him $5,000 in exchange for $200,000 and a royal title thing was a scam?

Aw man...


The wife's gonna explode when she hears about this.

At least I still have the Australian lottery to fall back on.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by TechVampyre
There's something that protects us against this kind of treatment, though I can't recall what it was called.. oh yeah.. It's called the constitution..

So I doubt this would stand much of a chance on u.s soil.. We just pay our doctors to lie about vaccinations..

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Did you know that the military can test what ever they whant on it's own civilians,
and they do...



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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How could we forget mkultra.. Not to mention the NYC subway incident..


Edit to add: of course I know, my post was purely based on sarcasm..

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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You all just failed the test. You can say you won't do this or that, but if the person knocking on your door has an ID and a badge, you'd fall for it.

Doctors can be police officials, and police officials can be doctors.


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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:12 PM
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That's why you shouldnt ever open the door for anybody. The UPS guy can leave the package, if you have to sign for it go pick it up at the distro. The meter/oil guys can leave invoices in your box. There's almost never any reason to open your door to anyone who you didnt directly invite to come to your property and are explicitly expecting to arrive.

If they want in they'll get a warrant and kick the door down.

I'd rather my house not have any door at all. Just a hatch I can seal.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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I would be willing to bet, if someone came knocking on my door demanding.. I take medications or get vaccinated..

They would be escorted off of my property BY use of force or other " necessary". Ways.. To protect my freedom and my equal rights and liberty i was promised as a u.s citizen..



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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I completely agree. We don't answer the phone if they don't identify themselves and we don't open the door if they are uninvited.

I can't believe some people just pop the pills! Can you imagine? OMG! People are far too trusting!



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by TechVampyre
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I would be willing to bet, if someone came knocking on my door demanding.. I take medications or get vaccinated..

They would be escorted off of my property BY use of force or other " necessary". Ways.. To protect my freedom and my equal rights and liberty i was promised as a u.s citizen..


here's to hoping it never gets there

still i one frightning thing to think of..



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