Tips on how to avoid and spot fraud
With the birth of the internet and personal information becoming easier to find, the rise in scams hitting Australian shores has increased dramatically.
The worrying one for honest practitioners in psychic fields is the Psychic or Clairvoyant scam.
With Psychic Scams, you are approached up front by the scammer, with a forewarning or a solution. It may be that you have a curse on you, that you require protection from something, maybe even that they have your winning lottery numbers. They will then offer to help or assist you for a fee. If you don’t agree, they may even threaten you with bad luck or a curse. If you do pay of course you’ll pretty much get anything from worthless to nothing in return, you may even get asked to provide additional payments for ongoing protection.
Red Flags to look for:
- You are approached by someone claiming psychic abilities and offering a forewarning or a solution.
- A fee is involved.
If you are approached by email, simply do not respond. Do not click any links within the email and delete it straight away.
There are many Australian Psychics available which have been reviewed by real Australians just like yourself. Before using psychic services, get informed.
If you feel you have been scammed in such a way, be sure to report it immediately at the Scamwatch website.
WA ScamNet also lists a range of psychic and clairvoyant scams with actual examples and details of real world attempts at scamming.