Psychic frauds. This is the second part of a three part series which lists the different types of psychic scams and their warning signs. If you missed page one of our discussion you can get caught up here. On this page, we're going to focus on things to be cautious of online. Page three is here.
A few of my clients alerted me that they thought this was going on, and sent me copies of their email readings. They were all shockingly similar.
An email reading scam is when the reader gives you the same basic information that everyone else is getting.
The way they get away with this is by keeping the reading extremely vague, like the example below:
A relative around you has never accepted you, but things will start to make progress. It's time to let go of your past and embrace your future. Someone special will be sending you a gift.
Notice how general the information is? Most of what is mentioned could apply to just about anyone. Nothing is detailed or specific.
It's always best to find a reader by word of mouth if you can. If that's not an option, and you are searching for an intuitive reader online, ask yourself these questions:
Here are a couple of other quick tips:
1. Before you purchase an email reading, you might want to ask questions, so that you know exactly what you're paying for:
2. Don't pay too much attention to the number of fans on a Facebook page. Why? Because it's very easy for psychic frauds to go online and buy fans. For example, I found a site where you could buy 10,000 likes for $120. (Just to be clear, buying likes is different than advertising.)
I know some wonderful intuitives and mediums who have less than 500 people that follow their Facebook page - and others who have over 10,000. The number isn't necessarily an indicator of legitimacy.
When given by a legitimate reader, email readings can be helpful, but an in-person or phone session will typically give you a richer and fuller experience.
Next on our list of psychic frauds is the scary email message. This is when you find a message in your email or Facebook inbox from a psychic or medium.
They may either:
They will usually give you just enough general information to get your attention. And, if you reply back, they may tell you that they will give you the rest of the "message" in exchange for a fee.
This happened to a friend of mine. A woman who claimed to be a medium contacted her and said that she had a message from my friend's dad in heaven. My friend was upset, because she really wanted that message from her dad, but didn't have the money to pay for the full reading.
Luckily, I was able to assure her that the whole thing was a bunch of baloney, and that her dad was at peace.
On rare occasions, a medium or intuitive will be moved to pass along a spontaneous message. If it is genuine, they will do so at no cost and they will explain to you who they are and what they do; they will then ask your permission to pass along the message.
Asking permission is important, because not everyone believes in psychic ability or the afterlife. Ethical readers do not want to frighten or upset anyone, while psychic frauds don't care.
And keep in mind that it takes a pretty strong spirit to be able to get through to a medium when he or she is not working.
If a reader contacts you and says, "Hey, I have this message for you, but will only give it to you if you pay," that is a red flag. Delete the message, or report it as spam.