Read My Mind For These 8 Tips On Avoiding Psychic Scams

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again : I don’t believe that psychics are genuine.

A huge number of my friends do though and I respect their opinion so here are some more tips for them, and you, on how to avoid a psychic scam –

Read My Mind For These 8 Tips On Avoiding Psychic Scams

1. DO NOT MAKE JUDGEMENTS BASED ON PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

If you are meeting your psychic face to face then check out their physical appearance as well as their choice of clothing.

If they have gone over the top with their make-up or are adorned in fancy robes and feathers then ask yourself why?

If a psychic is in any way genuine then they wouldn’t need to resort to such amateur dramatics in order to convince you of that fact would they?

2.BEWARE OF BOGUS NAMES AND FANCY TITLES

A psychic, if such a thing does truly exist, is someone who was born with a special gift.

If they need to hide behind an obviously false or fancy name then you should wonder why.

If they are using mystical names then perhaps it is because it is all part of their ‘act’.

As for qualifications, well beware once again, as fake diplomas and degrees are a dime a dozen on the internet these days and so are quite meaningless unless you have the ability to check their authenticity.

3. WATCH OUT FOR HIGH PRICES

Getting value for money is a good idea in every are of life of course.

Its not always true that you get what you pay for so if your psychic is charging a couple of hundred bucks an hour then you should be curious as to why.

The famous psychics of the world may be able to justify their high fees as they are used to good earnings from working on tv, etc.

Other psychics may feel that they are worth it because of their level of experience and the years of training they have completed.

Scam artists just don’t care though and will charge exorbitant prices to anyone they feel are sufficiently stupid to pay them.

4. DEMAND COHERENT READINGS, NOT BABBLE

A psychic cannot possibly know every last detail about you but they should be able to convey what they do know in a simple manner that you can understand.

If your psychic babbles on in a strange manner, spewing forth garbage that makes no sense whatsoever then remember you are paying for it.

Whilst you may not be able to get specific answers you certainly should be able to get coherent answers from them.

5. GET YOUR MONEY’S WORTH

If you are paying top dollar for a service then its only fair that you get maximum value from it.

Its no good trusting everything to memory so take something you can record the reading with.

A genuine psychic would, I’m sure, have no problem with you making a recording for your own future reference.

If you then later play the reading back and come across something you are unsure of then you could call the psychic for further clarification.

6. DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU ARE TOLD

People who believe everything they are told probably deserve to get scammed.

So don’t do it!

A little skepticism goes a long way.

If a psychic starts saying bad things are going to happen and the only way to prevent them is by paying them additional fees then are you going to believe that?

7. RELY ON WORD OF MOUTH

This is probably the simplest tip on offer here.

If you have friends or family members who use psychics then talk to them.

If they are happy with the service they receive then there is a fair chance that you would be too.

8. WATCH OUT FOR COLD READINGS

Cold readings are a psychic scam artists best friend.

These people use psychology to learn as much about you as possible and they can do it in a mere moment.

Got a Ferrari key ring? They know you are rich.

Wearing a ring? They know you are married.

White band where a ring used to be? They know you have relationship problems.

Etc, etc, etc.

Your clothing, accent and general body language give much away and these people will use that information to tell you what you are already expecting to hear.

Not sure you can do much to mask who you really are but beware all the same.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. Psychic scam artists are horrible and prey on the weak minded. They should be ashamed.

  2. Another psychic skeptic. Pathetic.

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