Signs you may be the victim of a psychic scam
While most psychics are serious about their craft and have the goal of helping people, unfortunately there are some who are simply trying to scam people out of their money. Every day some people are the victims of psychic scams, where they are promised impossible results and bilked out of their hard-earned money. If you’re wondering whether a psychic you’ve encountered is running a game on you, look for the following signs that should at least cause you to look more closely.
The psychic says he or she is all-powerful, omnipotent or godlike and no one else has as much power as they do. Reputable psychics are humble, recognizing that their psychic abilities come from a higher power.
The person claims to have some top-secret knowledge that is not available to anyone else. While the psychic you’re working with may have a lot of experience, knowledge is universal and psychics know that it is available to anyone.
The person tells you not to tell anyone about the reading. Why the secrecy? Does the psychic have something to hide, or could they be giving the same reading to everybody?
The person claims they are always 100 percent right. Everyone has an off day, including psychics. Claims to be 100 percent right come from the ego, and true psychics work via Spirit, not ego.
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The person offers to do something that would bring harm to someone. This is never ethical. Even if it is an enemy of yours, a reputable psychic would help you to protect yourself, not hurt another.
The person tells you something terrible will happen to you if you do not pay them money to do a special service or healing for you. This is no better than blackmail. A reputable psychic will not use fear to get you to spend money or to do anything.
The person pressures you to get more and more readings. For example, they tell you there is always a new service that you need or healing that you need. This is different than someone who simply offers new services such as a workshop or a class. If a psychic tells you that you need a particular service, he or she is suspect.
The psychic is not able to easily be contacted. If you meet a psychic, say, at a party, there should be some way that you can get in touch with them at a later time, whether it’s a Web site, a phone number or an email address. Ask a psychic how you can reach them at a later time.
The psychic has exorbitantly high fees, charging you, say, thousands of dollars for a few minutes of their time.
The psychic makes you feel uneasy. This is perhaps the most important thing to consider. Use your own psychic ability to discern your feelings about the person you are working with. If you feel uneasy or have a bad gut feeling about a psychic, listen to it and stay away.
One way to find a reputable psychic is to use a psychic service where psychics are vetted. Psychic services don’t want complaints so if customers complain that a psychic has scammed them, the service will typically take action and fire that psychic.