Psychic scams are becoming more and more common due to the ease with which millions of people can be reached online.
Unfortunately, we seek out psychic advice when we’re most in need, and this leaves us vulnerable and more open to these scams than ever. There are “psychics” out there who take advantage of people when they’re need. To be clear, these are NOT real psychics. They are scam artists. Do not confuse them, or lump them in with, real psychics who have spent decades honing their craft and helping people in very real ways.
You’ve Been Cursed! The Ideal Psychic Scam
This is the most common scam of them all, and the easiest to perpetrate. Why? Because the idea of being cursed is enough to petrify most people. Heck, if you’re cursed, how can ever find happiness? And then you think “This must be why x happened! Tell me more! “
You see, it’s easy to fall for.
The psychic then does a reading that seems to confirm everything you thought. Yes, they say, there is a dark presence surrounding you. We MUST remove it, they say, or else your life will always be filled with bad fortune and unhappiness.
Then comes the bad news. Removing curses is VERY expensive. Yes, possibly even thousands of dollars. And some people have even been duped out of hundreds of thousands of dollars! Once exposed, many of these scam artists have been arrested and forced to repay what they have taken, but this has only happened in high-profile cases.
Unfortunately, there are many fake psychics who take unwitting people’s money every single day. But you don’t have to be one of them.
If a psychic tells you any of the following, you know they aren’t real and are attempting to scam you out of your money.
- You are cursed
- Someone you love is cursed
- There is a dark spirit attached to you
These are all VERY unlikely scenarios. A legitimate psychic will never tell you that you’re cursed. Period. Real psychics are caring, genuine people who have dedicated their life to helping others through life’s tough times.
There are many services out there that provide email readings. Yes, these seem very convenient. After all, you just have to provide some basic information and, before you know it, you’ll have an email in your inbox outlining exactly how your life is going pan out.
Most of these emails are NOT tailored to you specifically. In fact, these scam artists send EVERYONE the same exact email full of sweeping generalizations that could apply to anyone. You will most likely not find anything that is specific to your life or situation.
If you insist on getting an email reading, make sure to do your homework.
- Do they have a website?
- Is it nice?
- Do they update it?
- Do you see any testimonials? And, more specifically, do those testimonials look real?
- Do they have reviews?
- Do they have a Facebook page?
In short, do they look like a real person, or do you get the feeling that it’s some faceless entity behind a computer?
The Scary Subject Line
This is most of the most efficient ways scammers get in touch with people. They send out mass emails with very ominous subject lines like “There is a dark presence surrounding you.” Yes, this can be scary, and if you don’t know any better, you may respond.
Another common scare tactic is to say that they have a message from a loved one who has passed away. This is extremely effective for obvious reasons.
Nothing in Life is Certain
And the same holds true for anything a psychic says.
Psychics CANNOT promise or guarantee anything, so don’t fall for it.
- Promising they can cure an illness
- Promising they can fix your relationship
Again, a legitimate psychic is able to read into the energy of a relationship, but no one can force something to occur, or alter how someone feels in a relationship. It’s impossible for a real psychic to make someone fall in love with you.
I wish! Jeez, if only it were so easy to become rich. Sorry, if someone promises you wealth, walk away. It just doesn’t work like that. Nor can they magically get you out of debt.
And, lastly, psychics need to make a living too, but it should not cost thousands of dollars to get a good reading. Only scam artists attempt to recover these types of fees.
Remember, there are very real, very talented psychics out there, but none of them have power over people or situations. So when someone approaches you and promises the world, simply walk away – it’s almost always a scam.