Psychic scams can rob you of your money and emotional well being. This extensive, three part series will explain the most common scams (including the new online tricks) and their warning signs.
Super Important Note:
Before we dive in, it’s important to note that there is such a thing as legitimate psychics and mediums.
These are the true Lightworkers that spend years developing their gifts in order to help others. In this article, we are not talking about these people.
Today, we are talking about frauds with no spiritual gifts and unethical readers who are out to make a quick buck. Let’s take a look:
Bad Luck Curse or Spell
This is the oldest and most common of all the psychic scams. It’s when a supposed psychic tells you that you are either cursed or have a dark presence around you.
They may even give you a vague reading to “prove” themselves and then go on to tell you that this curse is the reason why bad things have happened to you, and why you can’t seem to make any progress in your life no matter how hard you try.
At this point, you may start thinking to yourself: I have had a string of bad luck lately. Maybe this psychic is right!
This is exactly what they’re counting on. They want you to feel insecure or frightened. This is the “hook” they use to reel you in further.
The next thing they do is tell you that they can cure you of this negativity. Of course, this requires a fee – and typically, it’s quite a hefty one.
They may also insist that you set up an appointment to see them again so they can “make sure the curse is gone.” At this point, it is common for them to tell you that things are worse than they originally thought and that they will need more money from you. This is how they keep these psychic scams going.
I have heard of people losing hundreds to more than a hundred thousand dollars to these psychic scams.
Instead of taking a risk:
- Get referrals from friends
- Spend some time viewing the psychics at networks like my favorite, Oranum (affiliate) Only purchase a reading IF it feels good in your heart.
- Read my tips for finding an ethical reader
Tips to Avoid Being Ripped-Off by Psychic Scams
Of all the different psychic scams, this one is the easiest to spot. Just pay attention for these key words or phrases… they’re all red flags:
- Someone has put a bad luck curse on you.
- There is an ancestral curse on you.
- There is a curse on someone you love and something bad is going to happen to them.
- There is a dark energy or evil spirit around you.
All of that is rubbish. If you hear the words curse or spell, it’s a scam.
And as far as the dark energy goes, this is extremely rare. If there actually was something yucky around you, the reader could tell you how to get rid of it yourself by doing things like using white light, etc. It would not cost you thousands of dollars in fees.
Tip: If you are concerned that there may be some sort of paranormal activity in your home, you may want to try calling a local paranormal group. If you don’t have one in your area, reach out to one of the legitimate groups, such as TAPS.
Another red flag is if a person approaches you on the street and starts giving you a reading. You always want to be leery of someone approaching you, especially if they start spouting the nonsense we just talked about, or if they ask for money.
True Lightworkers offer guidance from a place of love. Even when discussing a topic that is serious or sensitive, you should not feel frightened.
If something feels funny, trust your gut!