Organised groups of fraudsters are targeting middle-aged and elderly Chinese victims, telling terrifying tales of ghostly horrors to gain access to their life savings.

One woman was scammed out of $100,000 in money and valuables.

Police confirmed they were aware of four cases in Auckland this year, and had received multiple reports of the "Chinese blessing scam" in the past few years.

Su Fen Tang, 60, a retiree who lives in Mt Roskill, was on her way to her medical check-up at Greenlane Hospital when a woman who appeared to be troubled rushed up to her.


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