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There's a certain type of adthat sometimes shows up on this site, being "Psychic Mediums" (A few examples by name would be Celeste, Padre, Cecilia, Mary & Christian, etc.). I've conducted an experiment, made a new email address, and put myself on these automated mailing lists, to see what they were offering.

Almost, if not all of these scams claim you "have a great future ahead of you" and "a huge karmaicbenefit just waiting to be unlocked". My only question is, why do these scams think they can get away with charging $50+ (claiming its a big deal when the initial value is somewhere over $100)for a questionable service? Or do these really work, and I don't know the true value of these deals?

Side note: One of these scams had the audacity to say they recieved "large donations from rich people", and thought $69 was a "small donation".

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Merry Meet,

Because they can get away with it. I question their moral compass, but when people are desperate, they will swoop in for a quick buck. Someone who is grieving is not able to make rational decisions when you tug on their heartstrings. Think of how many psychics start coming forward when a child goes missing. And for 100$ they can help you find that missing child. It is the same with the funeral industry, your loved one died, and some funeral homes will push the most expensive package onto the grieving family because "it's what grandma would have wanted."

Another issue a lot fall victim to is the curse claims. You could go to a witch or psychic for a spell or tarot reading and they discover an evil witch cursed you, and only they can help you. It just requires a little extra cash to buy the ingredients needed. After a few weeks they have the items, but need more cash to activate the spell, then they will need more cash to send it to you. A few weeks later, they discover this spell was not enough, so they need more money for a new spell. It is sadly common. A lot of people are superstitious and scammers will use that to get into your checkbook.

It is not just psychics, look into televangelists and seed faith. There are people, most have television programs, who tell their viewers God will solve all your problems, and all you have to do, is send the televangelist 10$, 20$, 100$ whatever spirit tells you to send, and the money will return to you, one day, greater than before. It is up there with the prosperity gospel for things that annoy me about Christians who do not practice Christianity. In case you have yet to hear about the prosperity gospel, the short version is "I am rich because I am a good person. You are poor because you are a bad person. God has rewarded me with money, so I should not help you because God is testing you."

Overall, you need to be wise. We will all be fooled at one point or another, but learn how to spot dubious information and you will be tricked less often. It is similar to people sharing posts online without fact checking. You read something, go "that sounds right" and forward it, when all you have to do is google "did this person say that thing" and you will have your answer.

Blessed Be. Stay safe.
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The nerve of these people... Thank you so much.

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Re: Expensive Psychic Scams
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As stated above, many people will simply prey on others for money using fear and the idea that they are "professionals" in order to get you to cough up money. Anything they can do, including tarot readings and other psychic abilities, can be practiced and developed on your own for much cheaper than the high prices they charge. Any witch worth their salt will encourage you to do your own work and research to get results instead of guaranteeing that you'll see certain results for money. Of course, plenty of witches charge for their services and that's fine, but if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Furthermore, a $69 dollar donation is definitely not "small." That's just a thing they say to make it seem more reasonable when they ask you for large sums of money in exchange for little service.

In short, they usually do not work (at least to the extent they claim) and are just a dishonest ploy for money. It's always good to Google any services you're receiving and see if anyone else is finding problems with it. Honestly, if you're at all doubting, I'd suggest not paying because your intuition is probably correct.
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