Monday, October 30, 2017

Don’t Get Scammed By Fake Psychics

Don’t Get Scammed By Fake Psychics 
By Sally Keys

More than half of Brits believe psychic powers exist, and yet psychics and mediums are often misunderstood. You might, for instance, think that psychics can cast spells on you or that they’re tuned into some sort of magical or paranormal force. Time for a reality check. Here’s what you need to know about psychics and how they operate so that you don’t become a target for fake ones.

Avoid Telephone Psychic Readings
These days, it’s common to get psychic readings over the phone. The danger is that it makes it easier for fake psychics to con customers. Unless you know the psychic personally or have heard from loved ones that he/she is trustworthy, you should avoid telephone readings. You have no idea who’s really on the other side of the line. The “psychic” could be an unemployed person trying to earn a part-time income by preying on your vulnerability.  

Ask Questions Of Your Own Just because seeing a psychic feels like something paranormal and exciting, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go into the experience with a clear, logical head. Ask the psychic questions to find out that they’re professional and genuine, such as what they claim to be able to do. A psychic who tells you that he’ll be able to contact the dead or guarantee great results for your future should be avoided. Remember that psychics are not omniscient beings. If they try to make you think they’re amazingly talented, they’re probably not.

Cold Reading Is A Red FlagOne of the biggest misconceptions we have about psychics is that they’re super smart and insightful. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. If you go into a psychic reading believing that, you’re probably going to be more likely to be impressed by things that aren’t impressive – and put yourself at risk of getting scammed.  
For instance, if the psychic asks you if someone has cancer in your family and it turns out your father does, it might make you think that the psychic is sensing something, meanwhile they’re just fishing and betting on the fact that most people know someone who has cancer. As you tell them more about that person in your family, you give them more information that they can use! The best psychics don’t need to ask you anything and they won’t fish for answers in this way.  

Spells And Curses Are Hogwash If a psychic tells you that he/she can remove a curse that’s damaging your life or relationships, or that he/she can do a spell that will help you find your true love, don’t give them a minute of your time! You can tell a psychic isn’t the real deal by how he/she will use tactics to scare you, such as by saying that someone has put a bad spell on you. It’s done to make you feel you need their services or else will be doomed.
No psychic worth his/her salt would resort to such tactics! As professional tarot reader, Alice Grist, tells the Huffington Post: any predictions of doom or gloom don’t have a place in spiritual empowerment.

Fake Psychics Are VagueYou can spot a fake psychic by how vague they are. They might tell you that you’re facing a difficult decision in your life, or you’re about to make a change, or there’s someone in the afterlife who is watching over you and wishes you well. All this information could apply to anyone. If the psychic’s taking your money and giving you nothing more than a general, wishy-washy answer, then they’re not up to scratch on their skillset.

Going to see a psychic should be an empowering and beneficial experience, not something that makes you feel cheated, depressed, or wastes your money. By being aware of how to spot a fake psychic, you avoid getting scammed and pave the way for a skilled psychic to enlighten you on your path. 

Sally Keys is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.