Scam Alert: 3 Ways to spot a Fake Psychic


What is a psychic? According to Wikipedia ,”A psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP) to identify information hidden from the normal senses.”  The word “psychic” is also used as an adjective to describe abilities such as clairvoyance, telepathy, having second sight or having a sixth sense.  When you decide to enlist the help of a psychic, how can you be sure you have chosen a sincere psychic and not an actual con artist?  What are some of the red flags that indicate that a particular psychic is fraudulent?

Whether overwhelmed by life’s circumstances or at a crossroad in their lives, many choose to consult a psychic for insight, understanding and direction.  Unfortunately, when living in a state of confusion and vulnerability, a person can fall prey to a fraudulent psychic.  The following are three red flags which may help you identify a fake or fraudulent psychic.

A psychic may be fraudulent if:

The psychic seems more interested in your purse than in providing an accurate and informative reading.  Does the psychic work for a site that gives canned readings at varying prices? Also, a true psychic will allow you to ask direct questions which will require direct answers.  A fraudulent psychic will ask generalized questions to covertly gain personal characteristics and lifestyle information about you in order to quickly zero in on your current predicament and/or vulnerability. Once they have hooked you into believing that they perceive a greater understanding and wisdom regarding your circumstances, they may require additional money for the reading to continue.

The psychic is not transparent regarding his/her identity and/or their past work.  Be on your guard if a psychic relies on such things as a famous clientele list to gain credibility.  Be wary of psychics who do not provide photos of themselves or who do not provide a history of their work and reading successes. If you cannot answer the question “Who am I talking to?”, you might want to think twice about sharing personal information with him/her and accepting their advice.

The psychic claims to foretell the future or to cast spells or relieve you of curses.  A true psychic never claims to foretell the future and does not believe in spells or curses .

If you believe in psychic ability and wish to consult a psychic, be sure to do your homework.  Know who you are consulting with and understand the limitations of a sincere psychic.