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How to Spot a Fake Psychic and Avoid Getting Scammed

Life is full of ebbs and flows and most people wish they could get a handle on various aspects of their lives. Some of these may be in relation to one’s love life, family, career, finances… Basically, those unanswered questions about life that may have kept us up at night at one point in time. Screen Shot 2019-05-21 at 9.2.13

Online psychic services exist to answer those questions. But, the reality is this $2 billion a year industry is riddled with fake psychic services that offer false promises and baseless predictions that will never manifest.

This will inevitably leave you feeling disappointed, frustrated and often times, alone. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the red flags you should look out for when using online psychic services to spot a fake right away. Read on.

1. Fake Psychic Mediums Make Outrageous Past-Life Claims

You know you’re dealing with a fraudster the moment they claim that you were a great historical figure in your past life. It’s the oldest psychic scam in the book. They’ll do a reading and come up with something absurd.

For instance, claiming you were Cleopatra or Nefertiti in your former life. Some might even go as far as saying that you were a famous actress like Marylin Monroe or that you were killed in the Holocaust. The moment you hear this, that’s you’re cue run for the hills.

2. Vague Readings That Leave You Wanting More

Psychic frauds will often do a reading that leaves you in suspense prompting you to spend more money to reveal their findings. They might tell you that you’re under a curse. But, for an additional fee, they can give you the tools to you overcome it.

They might also make vague assertions like saying that all your relationship troubles stem from your past life. For a premium-reading, they can show you how to fix it.

If by the end of your psychic session you feel like your questions remain unanswered and that you have to spend more money to get those answers, once again, run!

3. Telling You Exactly What You Want to Hear

If you’re going through a tough time in your life or you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, it’s easy to seek solace in a psychic. You just want to know that things are looking up for you.

The fact of the matter is most people hardly ever use psychic services when things are going well. Psychic scams use this fact as the basis of their operations. They’ll tell you that your situation is about to change for the better.

Say for instance that you’re a woman of a “certain age”. Perhaps you have a question about the prospect of finding true love three failed marriages later. You want a companion with whom you'll spend the rest of your life.

By leveraging on this information, fake psychics might tell you that in the near future a new career opportunity will present itself and that’s when you’ll meet the One. Sometimes, they don’t even need that much information from you.

With the help of online statistics, they’re able to make well-educated guesses about your life situation to tell you what you want to hear. For instance, most of the time, men seek advice on things like business and money. Women on the other hand often request for readings centered on love and relationships.

4. Using Scare Tactics

Real psychic readings would never leave you feeling fearful about the future. Frauds use scare tactics to keep you coming back for more.

They might say something along the lines of, “The path you’re on is a dangerous one. You have to be cautious about the people close to you because some are spending their days and nights plotting your downfall. Trust no one. You’ll need continuous guidance to help you navigate these stormy waters. Without it, you’re doomed.”

The average person who receives a reading of that nature would be scared out of their mind! More often than not, these types of readings only prompt you to continuously hand over your hard earned cash to receive this so-called psychic guidance.

5. Asking Too Many Questions

If you come across a psychic who asks you a myriad of seemingly endless questions about you and your life, you should know right away that you’re dealing with a fake. You’ll realize that the nature of these questions prompt you to reveal what your hopes for the future are.

That way they make predictions that sound quite accurate. Real psychics don’t often need much information to go on.

These professionals have a real gift. They have your best interest at heart to help guide you back to your life path.

6. Giving General Information

An empathic psychic medium gives you very specific information about your life situation. If you come across psychics who give you very general information about your life that the majority of people are likely to have encountered at some point in their lives, then you should instantly know that you are dealing with a fraud. They might say something like:

  • “There’s been a lot weighing on your mind lately.”
  • “Your job is causing you a lot of stress and you are in dire need of a vacation.”

Some fake psychics are cold readers that get a lot of information from your body language. They might relay this feedback to you as “psychic insight”. It’s important to be aware of this when getting a reading.

Some Final Thoughts

In a world full of fake psychic services, it helps to do your homework on them before settling on one. Search the internet for psychic review websites that have a list of fake online psychics.

People take psychic readings very personally so they have no reason to lie about their experiences. Nonetheless, you can also use the tips discussed in this guide to spot psychic frauds and avoid getting scammed.

Does a telepath have the same abilities as a medium? Read about their differences to find out.

published gloucestercitynews.net | May 21, 2019

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