Psychic and clairvoyant scams are designed to deceive you into giving away your money, usually by offering “assistance and guidance” in exchange for a fee.
It’s very sad, but there are a lot of psychic scams and frauds found on the internet . These are where individuals or companies that are claiming to be ‘psychics’ are delivering false information or attempting to extort amounts of money from their clients. You often hear about people who tell the story about how they purchased a psychic reading online, only to discover that it was never delivered. They find out that what was supposed to be “personalized” just for them was actually a generic reading. Or they find out that they were conned into spending even more money with the so-called “psychic”. It’s really sad when you hear these stories, particularly when people who are honest are being scammed out of their money and have their faith, trust and hope taken from them. In the following post, I will provide you with some helpful tips on how you can avoid a psychic or clairvoyant scam and protect yourself against getting cheated by these dishonest individuals and companies.
How This Scam Works
Psychic and clairvoyant scammers will approach you by email, telephone, snail mail, or even face-to-face. They will do this to predict a positive upcoming event or will claim that you are in some sort of danger or trouble and offering a solution.
The solution they offer could be giving you winning lottery numbers, a lucky charm, the removing of a curse or jinx, or protections on an ongoing basis. The scammer will tell you that they will be able to help you in return for a fee. And, if you refuse to pay, some scammers will threaten to apply a curse or bad luck charm on you.
Scammers may try convince you to buy a lucky charm or the secret of wealth. Then, once you have paid they will send you an absolutely worthless item or possibly nothing at all. Alternatively, the scammer could warn you of a fake future event and then promise protection to you from that event in exchange for ongoing payments.
These kinds of scams can also cause your name and contact details being entered onto a “victim list.” This could result in you receiving further scam propositions, for example unexpected prize or lottery scams or inheritance scams.
Remember, the psychic or clairvoyant will try to persuade you that their observations are real by telling you something about yourself. You need to ask yourself if they are telling you something that is general and could possibly be true about anyone. They also might tell you something about yourself that you had mentioned previously or that they collected from another source. These could be items such as personal details found on the internet or that you posted on a social networking website.
- You receive an email, a letter or a social media contact out of the blue from somebody who is claiming to be a psychic or clairvoyant. This person will claim to have some type of special vision into your life.
- They might claim that you have been cursed or jinxed. They will then offer to remove this themselves or put you in touch with someone else who can do so.
- You may be offered a good luck charm, the secret to tremendous wealth, magic potions, or winning lottery numbers for a fee.
If a psychic or clairvoyant approaches you and they tell you that you are in imminent danger, have bad luck or that you are cursed, be very cautious – their solution will likely be a scam.
Never send any money, credit card numbers or any other personal details to these scammers, and never do so by email. If you respond for any reason it only indicates that you are interested. Consequently, you could wind up with many more potential scam letters and emails arriving in the future.
If you do actually want to engage the services of a psychic or clairvoyant, be very sure that you know the total cost of anything you order and exactly what you are going to receive. Ask them if there are any conditions and ongoing or hidden costs. Don’t ever call the telephone number that is contained in a scam email.
What Should You Do if You Are Scammed?
If you are unfortunate enough to have been scammed, here’s what can you do:
- Ask the service provider for a refund.
- Contact your bank or credit union immediately to report the scam.
- Check to see if you are able to get a refund from the financial company that took your payment (e.g. PayPal, a bank, etc. ). PayPal has a very aggressive buyer protection plan that may be able to help you.
- Post a complaint with details on the internet and warn others.
- Report it to your local, state, and federal authorities.
- For more information or to report a scam to the FTC at: https://www.ftc.gov/ or the Attorney General at: http://www.naag.org/
I really feel for those people who have been scammed in the past by someone pretending to be a psychic or clairvoyant. There are very many ethical and professional psychics and tarot readers available who do a great job at providing a genuine and authentic service. It is terrible to think that people are being lured into unethical services when there are many more positive experiences available.
If you want to search for an ethical and professional psychic or Tarot reader, you can visit any of the Tarot Associations for a list of readers. Also, perform a detailed search for personalized websites and get to know your reader first if possible (communicate by email inquire about their style, etc.).
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