Having a good reading with a psychic can ease anxieties, clarify questions you may have, and even help you make decisions. Because of the delicate emotional nature of psychic readings, however, those who seek this type of guidance are often vulnerable to scams and frauds that feed off of the need for help and reassurance to essentially steal money from hopeful clients. Being able to recognize the signs that your psychic is a fake can protect you from the emotional and financial devastation these frauds can cause.
She Approaches You with Unsolicited Advice
It is easy to sense a scam when you are directly asked for money, but it is much more difficult to identify a scam when you are specifically not asked for money. A common scam of fake psychics is to approach people they see as gullible or vulnerable in public places and offer advice. They often seem to be coming from a place of emotional warmth or concern, even using the tactic of telling you that they sense that you are dealing with emotional pain or a challenge in life, but that they want you to know that you are going to get through it and life will work itself out.
An approach like this takes you off guard because you feel as though the person really cares about you and would do nothing to hurt you. Your emotions then take down your walls and you are open to being convinced to pay high fees for further illumination.
She Asks for Sensitive Financial or Personal Information
You should never be asked to provide private or sensitive information to your psychic. Some fake psychics take the stance that knowing this personal information will help them to connect more strongly to you, therefore making them more able to intuit things about you. This is not true.
Psychics and psychic mediums intuit based on your energy and a connection that they feel to you, not to financial or government information. If a psychic asks for this information, immediately stop the session and leave.
She Demands Extra Money to Remove a Curse
One of the most common tactics of fake psychics is to announce that you have been cursed or are carrying around a dark entity. This is blamed for all of the problems you are experiencing in life, or you are told that if you aren’t “healed” of this darkness you are going to suffer serious consequences. The fake psychic then tells you that she can remove the curse or the dark attachment, but demands a high fee for the service. Often the psychic will tell you that you have to return a week or so later to make sure the entity is completely removed, resulting in another high charge when she has to perform yet another removal ritual. If a psychic tells you that you are cursed and that you will have to pay a large amount of money to get healed, you are dealing with a fraud and should get away as quickly as possible.
She Asks Leading Questions
A strong indication of the authenticity of a psychic or psychic medium is the types of questions that she asks you. You can expect any reading to involve some questions, but they should not delve deeply or seem to be fishing for details. Rather, these questions should be answerable with a “yes” or “no”, or a very simple, basic answer that doesn’t reveal any further information about you.
She Changes Her Contact Information Regularly
Though most people who are scammed by a fake psychic will never report the fraud to the authorities, some will be brave enough to step forward. Once it has been made known that she is fraudulent, the psychic often just moves on to another location and changes her phone number. Pay close attention to your psychic’s contact information and be wary if you notice that it has changed, especially if you are able to contact her at one number and then it is suddenly out of service.