My purpose for writing this blog post is to educate people that would like to find a good psychic. The more information I can give you, the less chance you’ll have of a negative experience. As a professional psychic I've seen plenty of suspicious and unprofessional behaviors from other “psychics”. I have read from distressed people wondering if they got scammed. In this post I'm sharing the 10 signs I've gathered that will tell you if a psychic is either fake and/or trying to scam you.
A fake psychic is someone who is pretending to have psychic abilities. They prey on the vulnerability of people to scam them out of their money. Often people interchangeably use fake psychic and psychic scam as the same thing. A psychic scam is a script that a fake psychic uses to trick you out of your money. It makes sense that someone who is pretending would have to use a script in order to gain money from unsuspecting people. This blog post highlights different parts of this script and the common behaviors of these scammers. The more of these signs you see someone displaying, the more chances are that they are fake and you should walk away.
Each psychic works differently, wait until they tell you what information they need from you before volunteering any information to them.
Sign #1 - They Ask For Too Many Details Up Front
They ask for your full name, date of birth, address, job title, and just about anything that makes you identifiable and can be used to find out details about you online. A real psychic only needs ONE type of information from you, it can be a picture of you, or your name, or date of birth. Each psychic works differently, wait until they tell you what information they need before volunteering any information to them. Just going by this one sign doesn’t mean they are fake, but can be a clue when paired with one or more of the following signs.
Sign #2 - They Watch For Your Reactions When Giving A Reading
This is what’s called a cold-reading. A fake psychic who is an amateur cold-reader, will say something and then see how you react. They do this to gauge how close or far away they are from saying something true about you or your situation. Professional cold-readers usually have incredible shows in Vegas. You will find that they don’t use the title of “Psychic” because they know that what they are doing is just a show.
Sign #3 - Tells You What You Want To Hear Instead of What You Need to Know
A fake psychic will focus on only giving you positive and hopeful messages even if there is an important message that needs your attention. A fake psychic wouldn’t be able to pick up on valuable information. Just being told that everything will work out without any clear indication of how is not psychic work, that’s just positive reinforcement and a way to keep you coming back for more. In sign #8 I point out how they make you dependent on them.
The accuracy of a real psychic depends on their level of expertise, and the strength of the connection to the client.
Sign #4 - Claims To Be 100% Accurate (All Of The Time)
A fake psychic will claim and make people belief that they can have 100% accuracy. That is only possible if you’re not saying anything of value. This sign also includes making up reviews or deleting negative reviews. To be human is to err. The accuracy of a real psychic depends on their level of expertise, which comes with practice (something scammers aren’t interested in doing), and the strength of the connection to the client. This connection does not need to be fostered, it either exists or it doesn’t and varies within degrees of strength from person to person. The connection is either there from the beginning or it isn't.