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Police Dress Up As Doctors To Test Citizens

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the take-one-red-pill dept.

Crime 4

InsertWittyNameHere writes "Turkish police disguised themselves as doctors, then knocked on people's doors to see how easily they would fall for a confidence scam. They told residents they were screening for high blood pressure and handed out pills. They were alarmed when residents at 86 out of 100 households visited on Tuesday swallowed the pills immediately. A local gang had been using the same technique to give people heavy sedatives and then burgle them."

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People seriously fell for this? (1)

JustAnotherIdiot (1980292) | more than 3 years ago | (#35977408)

Maybe Turkish doctors are more friendly, but in the US doctors would never bother themselves to go to the patient...

Natural selection (1)

cygnwolf (601176) | more than 3 years ago | (#35977718)

If there are that many people gullible enough to fall for it... someone should totally come up with a chemical sterilization drug and distribute it that way......

Good news! (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35984524)

So my door-to-door "Free Breast Exams" scam has an 86% chance of succeeding! Woot!

Not just a trust problem (1)

RadiantPhoenix (2029232) | more than 3 years ago | (#36018582)

According to the article, police in another part of Turkey literally said "I am a burglar, please open the door", and "were stunned at the number of people who opened the door"

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