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BOSTON (CBS) – There is anger on the streets of Chinatown at the idea that scam artists are taking advantage of elderly women.
Boston Police have issued a Community Alert about a new scam. It’s one very similar to those that have already emerged in Asian communities in New York, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.
In the Boston case, the victim claims three young women approached her on the street. One of the women asked her a series of questions – all in Cantonese — about her family.
In the span of just a few minutes, the victim alleges the women hypnotized her without her permission and convinced her to go back home and put all of her valuables in a bag.
When all was said and done, the victim handed over to these women $160,000 in cash and jewelry.
Boston-area psychotherapist Lorna McKenzie-Pollock uses hypnosis on some of her clients. She says no one can be hypnotized to do something they don’t want to do
She says no one can be hypnotized to do something they don’t want to do
A drug that can cause complete elimination of your own free will. The chemical is Scopalamine. This substance is used to treat motion sickness. The Drug turns crime victims into Zombies.