Is my husband being scammed by the 'living buddha'?
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|Feb 3rd, 2011, 07:47 PM||#1|
Is my husband being scammed by the 'living buddha'?
My husband and I were both originally from China. He went to work in China 7 years ago while I stayed to care for our two daughters in the US. Last July, my husband was disgnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a terminal blood cancer. In November, he was introduced to a Peter (I don't remember his Chinese name) by a friend of his. Peter was supposed to know a living buddha who had cured Peter's subordinate's brother-in-law who had MM.
Peter's assistant contacted my husband and told him that their organization was holding some sort of ceremony where they set free yaks and other living things and offer prayers for the sick and if he gave 100,000 Chinese yuan by noon of Nov. 17, his name would be included and he would get to meet the living buddha who would cure him later. He was told that this living buddha's forte was curing bone related diseases. He transferred the 100,000 to a number provided. Then he went to Beijing to meet the living buddha. Lo and behold, the assistant and Peter plus a Luis (who my husband was told was a banker from Macau or somewhere, supposed to be a believer) were all there. The living buddha did a thing called jiachi (he'd sip and hold some holy water and sprew it onto my husband's back where the MM is supposed to be) while chanting some words. Later they told my husband that there was going to be a different ceremony or something soon and he gave 10,000 yuan after Peter and Luis said they were all giving 10,000.
The living buddda told my husband to go to the US and do the doctor ordered test and his numbers should be good. My husband came and did the test. His numbers were worse. A lot worse. The living buddha told him not to worry and that he just needed to adjust the words or phrases in his chants.
The living buddha wanted to meet my husband again after my husband went back to China (with the doctor's order that he is to have a blood test every two weeks). My husband went to meet him in Sichuan this time. My husband was really surprised to see Luis and his assistant and Peter and his assistant there too. The living buddha jiachi-ed my husband some more over the next few days and told him that curing the disease shoude be a piece of cake. My husband gave 11,000 yuan, then 3,000, then 12,000, and 6,000 yuan, altogether 32,000 yuan in cash during this time . The living buddha told my husband that he had a kind and pure heart, that he understanded deep things, like Buddhism and that he was a dakuan (a person with a lot of money). My husband felt that he was enlightened and regretted not finding this buddha sooner.
While my husband was with the buddha, an unfortunate thing happened: his mother who's had depression for a long time attempted suicide. The living buddha told my husband that she was suffering so much because she had bad stuff from previous lives. Another 80,000 to 100,000 yuan should clean up her bad stuff and cure her depression. After my husband went back to work in Shenzhen, he was instructed to transfer 100,000 yuan to the buddha's account on Jan. 26. He believes that the living buddha is busy holding ceremonies and chanting prayers for his mother now.
So far my husband has not managed to get even one blood lab work done.
Does anybody know if this whole thing is an organized scam? I am so concerned because my husband is busy following the living buddha around and not following the doctor's orders at all and his disease might be worsening at who knows what speed, plus MM is an extremely expensive disease (just got a bill for two of the dozen tests for $2048.88 after insurance payment from early Dec.) and we really don't have this kind of money. The giving totals about $35692.00 now. If it is a scam, does anybody know what to do?
|Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:32 PM||#2|
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Re: Is my husband being scammed by the 'living buddha'?
First of all let me remind you that ‘no living Buddha’ can cure a disease but as a saint he may be able to console your husband. From the facts it could understand that you husband has been trapped in a scam. Why a living Buddha need this much of amount? It seems that it is a real scam. You can report this to concerned police officials, investigation agencies etc. But before doing this you have to convince your husband that he is being scammed. You try to collect evidence against these organized persons. Try to find people who have been cheated by these gangs if you could, then you can use it as a good evidence.
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