Although many people think that any psychic reading is a scam designed only to take your money, if you know what to look for, you can avoid being taken advantage of when looking for a real psychic. Unfortunately, there are people who claim to be psychics, both online and in real life, that do not know anything about the craft. Using these signs, you can avoid being the victim of a psychic scam.

Spotting the Signs of a Scam

If you know what to look for, you can easily spot the signs of psychic scams and you can save money by avoiding them.

Vague Information

Many so-called psychics will try to convince you they are the real deal by telling you some facts about yourself. However, listen closely to what they tell you to determine if the information is general and/or vague. They may be using information that you gave them previously, or they may have researched your name online. If you search your own name, you may find your social media accounts, which can give people information about you, including what you look like.

Being Offered “Free” Readings

Many times, scam psychics will offer you a “free” personalised psychic reading in exchange for your personal details. However, once you give them the information, instead of a free reading, they will request money from you to receive it. In addition, you may be offered a lucky charm or the secrets to obtaining wealth for a small “administration” fee.

Unsolicited Offers

If you get emails or letters in your mailbox from people claiming to be psychics or clairvoyants, chances are these are scams. Whenever you get something you didn’t ask for, you should be suspicious.

Avoiding Scams

Along with knowing the signs of a scam, you can take precautions and avoid being scammed by doing some research.

Research the Psychic

Before buying any services from a psychic, run his or her name through a search engine to find out as much information as possible. You can add words like “complaints” or “scams” while searching his or her name if you cannot find any other information about them. If others have been taken advantage of by that person, then there may be information about the negative experiences others have had with the supposed psychic.

Protect Your Information

Never give any financial information to people you don’t know or trust. If you do pay for psychic services online, only use secure payment websites, such as Do not reply to unsolicited emails, and do not give out your telephone number to anyone you don’t know.

Read the Fine Print

When you purchase psychic services online, carefully read all of the information on the website, especially the fine print. You don’t want to end up subscribing to a service if you meant to only pay for one reading.

By knowing the signs of a scam and being proactive to protect your information, you can avoid being taken advantage of financially by fake psychics and weed them out to find real ones.

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