Just how easily will you fall for a con? That was what Turkish authorities wanted to find out.
According to reports, police officers wore white coats and stethoscopes and knocked on doors of people telling them that a high blood pressure screening was being conducted.
The operation revealed that people in the city can be conned into believing that the police officers were doctors conducting a screening because 86 out of a hundred households immediately took the pills handed out by the officers.
Turkish media reports that the operation a conducted because the scenario has become a modus operandi of criminal groups.
According to local reports, some groups have been masquerading as doctors and conning people to take medicine which are, in fact, sedatives allowing them to rob their victims after the drugs take effect.
Citizens were later reminded to be more cautious.