Ian Parkin is the author of this post.
Psychic scam artists are easily avoided if you become savvy to recognizing these 4 red flags.
And here are the ways to find the genuinely gifted readers.
Red Flag 1: Top of the list is the cursed jinx. In these scams they tell you there is a curse on you, or you are jinxed in some way. If this happens to you end the session immediately. This con job is played out by saying that “for a small fee” this jinx can be lifted. By the way these small jinx lifting fees will often run into thousands of dollars!
Red Flag 2: Unsolicited emails (spam) from people described to be clairvoyants, tarot card readers, or psychic mediums is also a big red flag warning for online mail fraud. Spam emails are the front runner for pretty much anything dodgy these days and unfortunately spam-creeps work our psychic advice industry too. Play it safe and never open spam emails of any kind when you receive them!
Red Flag 3: Social profile skimming. These classic online psychic frauds happens when the faker attempts to persuade you about their genuineness by telling you information about you or that relates to you, but you recently posted that info to Facebook, Twitter, or elsewhere online. Sadly, this can happen when you have lost a loved one and mention it online. It is a good idea to google your own name to check the already existing information about you.
Red Flag 4: The good luck just when you need it hustle goes like this. You are struggling financially, and the charmer offers to sell you the secret to massive wealth, or the numbers to win lottery, or a concocted magic money potion. This one gets duplicated into love spells and love potions when you are struggling romantically, and healing potions and spells for those with health and wellness issues. This classic door-knocking gypsy trick has become another very popular online fortune telling rip-off
Important questions to ask in a session with your psychic.
In a reading you can ask diverse things from a mystic about your life including love and family relationships, work, careers, success, money, wellbeing, and health etc. Nevertheless, the most vital aspect is to avoid major questions. You would not like a psychic to take your desires and simply tell what you wish to hear. Your psychic should be professional enough to lead you in a direct way towards success in the part of life that you are currently undergoing challenges. What you want is clarity. Your questions should be open ended, instead of mere ‘yes’ and ‘no’ kind of questions. Inquire on the topic or life area in which you are more interested.
Here are some examples of good open-ended questions that you may like to ask your advisor:
How to Spot Fake Psychics – and Avoid Being Cheated
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American private investigator Bob Nygaard specializes in psychic fraud cases. He says has assisted victims and police in the arrests and convictions of many psychic con artists.
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