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7 Psychic Scams + How to Avoid Them

I did a survey of 25 people a few weeks ago to see what their biggest frustrations and fears were when hiring a psychic or intuitive. Hands down, it was the fear of getting scammed.

I regularly hear from stories from people who have actually been scammed, so I thought it would be nice to share some of the common threads.

I highly recommend watching this video prior to working with someone new to learn how to properly dowse your psychic/healer for integrity first. The funny thing is, most people who get scammed “intuitively know” when they’re being scammed. So it’s never too surprising when they find out that they’ve been victimized. They usually end up feeling terrible about not trusting their gut.

Which brings me to the Tweet of the Week:

“People intuitively know when something isn’t quite right. Learning to recognize this ‘knowing’ can save money via @OpenPsychic” — Click here to Tweet this.

So here are the Top 7 common psychic scams that people fall for. Hopefully this will serve as a tool to help prevent you from being scammed.

  1. Number one is a quite common one. Being offered a free reading then being told that you’re cursed. To clear the curse, it’ll cost you thousands.
  2. When the psychic asks you a lot of questions first, then does a cold reading based on your input.
  3. Requiring the purchase of a “special” candle, totem, or crystal in order to fix your problems.
  4. You receive and email from some random stranger offering advice.
  5. 1-900-SCREWD. Psychic hotlines are the worst. The surprising truth that most people are unaware of, those people aren’t always even psychic (they don’t even claim to be).
  6. They “see” that you have money problems and can provide the winning lottery numbers.  Dugh! Everybody can identify with that.
  7. Somebody who will not be clear in their pricing prior to the reading. This includes any healing that needs to be done afterwards. Anything that is a bit convoluted should be avoided.

Here are some tips to look out for when hiring anybody:

  1. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
  2. If you are scammed, ask for a refund, and report it to your bank.
  3. Use common sense.
  4. Google search people you work with and look for complaints.

When you book a session with me (and you can by clicking on the “Work With Me” tab on my website), all I need is your birth information and I do most of the talking. I might ask a few questions, but it’s quite the intense hour of information. There are no catches, no cold readings, and no strings attached.

Now, I want to hear from you.

Have you ever been scammed before or do you know anybody who has been scammed in the past? What did you do after the fact? 

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