I received a telephone call a few days ago from a distraught woman who fell prey to a psychic scammer. The swindler reached out through the Internet to scare the poor woman into sending money. My blood boils every time I hear about phoney psychics inventing new ways to cheat people, which also gives every reputable lightworker a black eye. So, here’s lesson number one – never let a psychic or medium choose you. You must choose to consult a medium or a psychic.

Claire (not her real name) told me she received an intriguing message through her Instagram account from a “psychic”. The bogus intuitive sent Claire an email saying she had seen Claire’s Instagram picture and felt such “strong vibes,” she had to give Claire a reading. Claire’s interest was piqued; the woman lived in another country, and Claire was curious why she was picked out for this attention.

During the phone call, the fraud told Claire that just by looking at her picture, she could feel that Claire was surrounded by negative energy. Claire felt spooked. If Claire wanted to rid herself of this negativity, she first needed to buy “special” crystals for $200. The crystals, the “psychic” said, would help her determine what was wrong about Claire’s picture. Unfortunately, Claire ordered the crystals.

(Here’s lesson number two – never buy anything to prepare for a professional reading. An honest psychic/medium will charge you for a session, and that’s it!)

During the next phone call, the shameful shaman told Claire that after examining Claire’s picture, she discovered that someone who was envious of Claire had put a negative energy curse on her. This curse was making Claire fail in life because the “someone” wanted Claire to be unhappy forever. However – if Claire bought “special” candles from the woman for $500, the woman could begin “trying” to remove the curse. Unfortunately, once again, Claire was scared into believing she needed help. Because Claire didn’t have the money readily available, she charged the purchase on her Visa.

(Lesson three – never give your credit card information to over the phone!! Reputable workers use services like PayPal or Brown Tickets, or insist that clients make e-transfers that have to go through a bank.)

During the next phone call a few days later, the scammer told Claire that it would take a year to remove the curse, and Claire needed to pay $250 a week to ensure that the anti-curse would keep working. When Claire protested that she didn’t have the money, the phoney kindly said she would help Claire out by arranging a convenient payment plan.

At that point, Claire got wise. She asked a friend who had visited psychic mediums in the past, and gave Claire my number. When Claire called, she was in tears and after hearing her story, I gnashed my teeth together so hard, I could’ve bitten through steel.

“I feel like I’m being scammed,” Claire told me, “but at the same time she talked to me on the phone for hours, and treated me like a friend.”

Of course the con woman talked kindly like a friend, I thought. That’s how they get you to trust them. But I kept still and let Claire talk.

“I talked to her last night,” Claire continued. “But I haven’t given her money yet to proceed with my cure.”

“Claire, you don’t need any cures,” I said. “This person you’re talking to is not a doctor, and you aren’t sick! No one can curse you – a ‘curse’ is nothing more than a belief that something outside of you controls you. It’s admitting that something outside of you is emotionally and spiritually stronger than you. Tell me – do you believe this so-called psychic is better than you? More powerful than you?”

After a moment’s hesitation, Claire said, “N-no…”

“Good girl.” I then advised Claire to not pay anything, and change her credit card number immediately.

We chatted for awhile longer, and Claire seemed to feel better about herself. After she hung up, I was saddened to hear that, once again, some people exist just to make others feel bad about themselves. I keep a little piece of newspaper clipping by my desk to remind me of this. It’s from the classified section, under “Astrologers/Psychics.” Here are some of the ads:

“Mr. W— solves all problems quickly. Work, Love, Health, Depression, Enemies, Sexual Problem, Bad Luck. 100% Removal of Black Magic.”

“F— powerful psychic stops infidelity, restores love immediately.”

“Spiritualist Mr. K— solves problems related to love, court, business, family, money, enemy. Treats black magic 100%.”

Lesson four – and probably the most important thing to remember – a reputable psychic or medium never promises to cure your problems. That’s your job. Life can often be tough and, for sure, we encounter challenges. But we grow spiritually and emotionally when we learn self-empowerment, and grasp the ability to reject those who say they can cure our ills for a price of crystals and candles.

If you have any questions or comments on this subject or on any other spiritual matter, feel free to write me at mail @ And please visit me again!


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