Fake psychic. Join us as we discuss the last of a three part series on psychic scams. This page will discuss unethical promises – when those claiming to be Lightworkers take advantage of others by making unrealistic promises. Before continuing, you might like to catch up by reading page one and page two.
1. Promise of a Cure
Technically, this does not fall under the fake psychic category, but since more and more metaphysical practitioners are blending modalities, I thought it was important to include it in this series.
Plus, I have my own wacky experience to share.
Benjamin Franklin said it best centuries ago: “nothing is certain except death and taxes.”
Don’t get me wrong. I love energy work as much as the next gal. Reiki, reflexology, cranial sacral, EFT, acupuncture – I’ve tried them all and loved them all. These are all legitimate forms of energy work, and all have their merits.
But, some fake psychics try to take advantage of people when they are vulnerable by promising that they can heal them.
Here are two warning signs to watch out for:
1. Someone guarantees that they can heal or cure you – it’s unethical to promise such a thing, and even the medical community can’t make such a promise.
2. Fees are outrageous. It’s fine for energy workers to be compensated for their time and expertise, but beware of those charging unusually high fees in exchange for a promise of healing.
It Happened to Me…
2. Promise of Good Fortune or Love
Remember on page one of this series we talked about the number one psychic scam of all time – when a fake psychic says that you are cursed and they can cure you for a fee?
In this scam, it’s the opposite.
This is when a fake psychic promises that they can bring you true love or financial abundance by casting a spell or curse on someone else.
They may claim that they can do things like:
- Help you get a new job
- Bring your ex back to you
- Find your soul mate
- Get you out of debt
Many people fall into this trap because the con-artists are so good at telling people exactly what they want to hear. They position themselves as the person who can fix a longstanding problem or fulfill a desire.
They may also tell you that they are working with white magic – all for your benefit – and that no one is getting hurt.
But that’s not true. The victims of this scam are getting hurt.
Not only are they throwing their money away, they are also on an emotional roller-coaster getting their hopes up, only to have them dashed when the con-artist announces that they need more money to perform a “stronger spell.”
As I was writing this article, a fellow psychic shared a distressing story about a woman she met who had given over $70,000 to a psychic that promised to find the woman’s true love by casting a love spell.
The victim of the scam is a highly intelligent and educated woman with a flourishing career. But the fake psychic was able to find her weak spot and prey on it.
To avoid scams like this, find a reputable psychic or call a psychic network that has tested their psychics, like AskNow. (affiliate) I had a wonderful surprise during my reading with the psychic…she was able to connect with my aunt in spirit and tell me how she passed (something our family has been wondering about!).
- Just like in the first psychic scam we discussed, you want to be leery if you hear the words curse or spell.
- Every person on this planet is in charge of their own actions – we don’t have power over others. If someone promises that they can make another person do something (such as fall in love with you), it’s a scam.
Avoid Being Scammed by a Fake Psychic with These Action Steps
How about we end this on a positive and uplifting note?
Everyone wants to be happy and there are specific things that we would all like to have: money, love, career, etc.
I’ve learned two ways to increase my joy and follow my heart:
Learn to use psychic readings as TOOLS. Readings really are amazingly helpful if you know how to use them. I’m super passionate about this topic because a reading totally changed my life!
One of the most empowering things I’ve ever done for myself is learning about the Law of Attraction. There are so many great books on the topic that you can find in either your local bookstore on Amazon.com.
I particularly like the work of Esther Hicks (she is a channel for a collective consciousness known as Abraham). I can honestly say that the teachings of Abraham have changed my life.
I listen to her CD’s each morning while I clean up my house, and I read a chapter from one of her books each night before bed. I’m kind of an Abraham junkie :)
If you are new to the subject of manifesting, you might want to start with E-Squared by Pam Grout because it’s easy, fun, and includes super cool experiments that you can try.
Learning about manifesting, and spiritual laws (such as the law of attraction) is something that you can do at your own pace without spending tens of thousands of dollars. Start with one book. If you can’t afford that book right now, visit your local library and borrow a book for free.
Create your own happiness, and you’ll never fall for a fake psychic again!
I hope you have enjoyed this special series about psychic scams.