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Protect Yourself From Psychic Scams

FREE psychic reading at, Click Here NOW!!!Over the past two decades of doing psychic readings, I have heard of many scams and frauds in my field.

It always saddens me when I hear about it, especially when I see firsthand the pain and devastation it causes the victims when some of them come to me for help. I have had to do a lot of clean up and damage control with clients who have unknowingly fallen victim to these types of scams.

Psychic scammers also make my work so much harder and ruin the reputation of authentic psychics everywhere. Psychic-related fraud leaves a bad taste in people’s mouths and makes the public doubt those of us who are genuine and well-intentioned.

To add insult to injury the criminal activity of these so-called “psychics” is something the media loves to report because of its sensational nature. Rarely do you see news reports of legitimate psychics helping to change, heal and even save lives.

With the rise of the internet, smart phones, social media and more recently artificial intelligence (AI), it has become much easier for scammers to defraud their victims in many new ways. Sometimes I feel that there are more fraudsters these days than at any time in my career. Or maybe they are just more visible now?

This is one of the reasons why I love working with Psychic Access is a legitimate psychic reading service with verified readers and a zero tolerance policy when it comes to any form of scam or unethical conduct.

You are not cursed. There is no spell. They are merely using fear to manipulate you ~ Bob Olson

Psychic scams seem to occur primarily with so-called “psychics” that people contact directly or visit in person. Of course, this does not mean that you should distrust all psychics who have a storefront or their own website! Most of them are legitimate and talented psychics with established reputations. Just make sure you know who you are dealing with.

Psychic scammers prey on people’s vulnerability, curiosity, anxiety, and sometimes grief, offering false promises of miracles and cures, all simply for financial gain. These scams can take many forms, and while some are quite blatant, they are often subtle and manipulative. Common psychic scams to be aware of include:

Love Spells & Energy Manipulation

One of the most common scams that some of my clients have told me about is psychics preying on their loneliness and manipulating them because they are missing a spouse or partner who has died or ended the relationship.

In this scenario, the “psychic” offers to cast a spell to either bring back a lost love or attract a new love interest. The scam involves convincing the client that their happiness or romantic future depends on the so-called psychic’s intervention, as well as the payment of large sums of money for spells and rituals that promise results that never materialize.

The scammer tells the client that they can “send healing energy” or “change the mind” of the person who left. Sometimes they will even say a prayer with the client and pretend to change the energy of the situation or help the person who left “realize” that they should be with the client and this will make the other person come back.

There is no validity or substance to this, and the results you expect will most likely be what you do not want. Any reputable psychic will tell you that attempting to control or manipulate another person’s free will, and attempting to energetically influence them with spells, prayers, or even curses, can cause a very harmful energetic backlash and create very bad karma for the perpetrator. Trust me on this: It will come back to haunt you.


Respecting the autonomy of others and not negatively influencing their life choices and paths is an important karmic principle in the broader understanding of karma in various spiritual traditions.

Rooted in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the concept of karma is fundamentally about the law of cause and effect. Our thoughts, intentions, and actions create energies that always lead to future consequences. Any cause we create will have a return effect on us. Therefore, ethical behavior, kindness, and a harmonious way of life that respects the autonomy and well-being of others are essential. Trying to build our own happiness on the misery or misfortune of others is never a good idea.


A similar principle is the Threefold Law or the “Rule of Three,” which serves as a moral compass for Wiccans and Neopagans, guiding practitioners to act with kindness, compassion, and responsibility. This metaphysical law states that whatever energy, intention, or action a person puts out into the world, whether positive or negative, is returned to that person threefold.

The Threefold Law emphasizes a belief in the interconnectedness of all life and the importance of the effects of our actions on others and the world. The Rule of Three encourages practitioners to think carefully about their actions, spells, and rituals, considering not only their desires but also the broader implications of their magical work.

This attempt to interfere with the free will of others also creates a false sense of hope, lest the client move on with their life and find the right person for them. Years go by and confusion sets in when the partner or ex-spouse still does not return. No true Lightworker would ever interfere in someone’s life in this way or promise to manipulate another, even under the guise of “sending healing energy.”

If the person is meant to be yours, they will be. Would you really want to be with someone who had to be under a psychic’s “spell” to be with you? And if the spell worked, what happens when the psychic stops sending “healing energy” to that person to force them to be with you? Will the psychic do this all day and every day for the rest of your life? And what will that kind of time and energy cost you? Know that it’s nothing more than a scam to keep you coming back for more.

Finding a real psychic is like finding a needle in a haystack. Real psychics may seem rare because of how prevalent fake psychics are in the spiritual community ~ Liz Simmons

Curse Removals & Negative Energy

The second most common scam I have come across is the curse removal scam. In this scam, the fake psychic tells the client that they are under the influence of a curse or negative energy that is causing their current problems. The “psychic” then offers to remove the curse for a large fee. Over time, the cost of this service can also escalate, with the scammer claiming that the curse is more powerful than originally thought, or that additional rituals are required to remove it once and for all.

I have had a few clients over the years who have been told that the reason their ex is not with them is because they have a curse on them, or that the new girlfriend or boyfriend in the picture has put a spell on their ex, creating a barrier between them. Of course, the “gifted” scammer is the only one with the psychic power to break the so-called evil spell, and it will cost them a lot of money to use their gifts to remove this curse!

Get real. If your ex is with someone else, it’s because she wants to be. It’s their free will choice. If they don’t come back, it’s because the connection between the two of you has served its purpose and new love is meant to come in. This is a scam to keep you stuck in the old love and reject the new love that is knocking on your door.  Don’t fall for it.

Negative energy directed at you can indeed become very draining and toxic if you allow it, but no one can cast a spell on someone and not get a boomerang effect. They will suffer consequences, such as getting very sick and having negative events unfold in their lives because they tried to harm you. Their negative work will always come back to them in a very intense and unpleasant way. Don’t get involved in such things.

If you feel overwhelmed by other people’s drama or negativity, or even feel that someone has tried to put negative energy on you, I always recommend Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yong Bhajan for protection. It helps to strengthen your aura so that you are not energetically like a sponge.  If you have read some of my other blogs, you may be thinking, “Wow, she recommends Kundalini Yoga for everything!” Well, yes. I do! I’ve been teaching it for decades and have found nothing that it can’t at least help with, and most unhealthy things can be overcome through its practice.

I have had others try to do negative energy work on me in the past. I would never and have never wished anyone harm, but the natural protection of expanding my aura and energetically strengthening myself in a positive way caused two of those people to become very ill and another person’s life to fall apart completely. This was never my conscious intention and I was as surprised as others that these things happened to all of them. I think Kundalini Yoga made me like a mirror. Anything they directed at me was not absorbed, but bounced back to them.

Fake Emails & Messages

Victims receive unsolicited emails claiming to be from a “famous psychic” who has had a vision or message about them. These emails often contain vague but alarming information designed to provoke fear or curiosity, and to get the recipient to pay for a full reading or services to avert the predicted dangers. One of the most famous cases is the Maria Duval psychic scam. At least 1.4 million Americans fell for the scam (60 times more victims than Bernie Madoff’s infamous Ponzi scheme), as did countless others globally. Many victims lost their life and retirement savings in the process.

Another scam that has come to my attention in recen years is the texting scam. The “psychic” tells you that for a large sum of money they will make sure that your ex will text you. In the past they never promised a phone call because you know the person’s voice, but beware: nowadays even that can be done with AI voice impersonation known as “voice cloning” or “voice synthesis”.

A text (or voice clone) message can come from anyone, so you don’t always know it’s the scammer texting you and not your beloved ex. They usually ask what city and state your love interest is in to get their area code, and then send a generic text on the exact day they told you. Again, if your ex is meant to come back, they will call, text or email you on their own. True love does not require the interference or meddling of others.

Unfortunately, some of my clients have fallen for this scam. Luckily, one of them asked specific questions like “What’s our daughter’s first name?” and “Where was our first date?” When the texter dodged the question or said, “I don’t want to talk about the past, let’s move on to the future,” the client knew it wasn’t her former love. Two of my clients even went so far as to reverse look up the number, and both found that the number was for a burner phone, making it easy to pick any number and area code.

Another AI-related scam that’s gaining traction is scammers using the victim’s “for you page” (FYP) on social media platforms like TikTok or Instagram, to get them hooked. The FYP reflects a user’s interests and interactions on the platform, curating content that it predicts the user will like based on past behavior. Fake psychics use certain catch phrases, such as “This message was meant for you if you’re watching this video today,” to get the interest of potential victims.

The truth is that these “special message” videos are general and generic and are produced to reach a wide audience. The messages are not unique or specific to anyone in particular. While this may seem obvious to many people, there are actually people who fall for these tricks.

Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career ~ Ryan Freitas

Spirit Attachments & Exorcisms

The evil spirit attachment psychic scam is a specific type of psychic scam that preys on some people’s fear of the unknown and the supernatural. The scammer claims to sense a negative presence or evil spirit attached to the client. They may also convince the client that their home is haunted or that they are possessed, causing them misfortune and suffering.

They’ll describe the supposed symptoms of this attachment, often linking them to your current problems in life (e.g., bad luck, illness, relationship problems). They may claim that the evil spirit is making your situation worse and must be removed immediately. This can be very frightening and manipulative.

The fake psychic or healer will then offer to perform an exorcism or cleansing ritual for a fee. Similar to the curse removal scam, the cost can increase as the “psychic” finds more and more “problems” to solve. The “cure” they offer usually involves several paid readings, rituals, or blessed objects to cleanse you of the evil spirit. These “cleansings” can get very, very expensive.

Red flags to look out for are that the so-called psychic can’t give very clear details or specifics about the entity or how it attached itself to you, and the “cleansing” methods they suggest seem really bizarre or require strange objects. Remember, real psychics don’t prey on fear or try to pressure you into expensive solutions. Authentic energy healers also do not require bizarre tools and weird paraphernalia to perform their healing work.

The moral of the story is that no one should interfere with your free will, soul contracts, karma, or spiritual path. On rare occasions, a healer may be given permission to do so in order to help someone by removing an energy blockage, for example. But never in the areas of love and relationships, and never affecting anyone other than the client.

Psychic Impersonation

Impersonation is becoming a major problem in the psychic field. With this a scam tactic fraudsters pose as well-known psychics or mediums online to exploit victims. This form of scam is becoming increasingly common with the rise of social media and digital communication platforms. Scammers impersonate reputable psychics or mediums, capitalizing on the trust and recognition these names have built. Victims, believing they are communicating with a well-known and trusted figure, are more likely to engage and follow through with requests for money or personal information.

Social media platforms make it easy for scammers to reach potential victims. By creating fake profiles or sending unsolicited emails, they can initiate contact under the guise of a renowned psychic. The impersonation can be convincing, especially if the scammer has access to stolen photos or can mimic the style of the genuine psychic.

Once trust is established, the scammer will often request money for services such as curse lifting, energy cleansing, or providing protection from negative forces. They may also ask for personal information, which can be used for identity theft or further scams.

How To Recognize Psychic Scams

Psychic scams can be emotionally and financially draining and karmically damaging. Protect yourself by recognizing these common warning signs:

Unsolicited contact: Be wary of strangers claiming to be psychics who approach you with messages, warnings, or readings you haven’t asked for, especially if they contact you via email, text, or social media without any request or prior contact from you. This is often a ploy to pique your interest or fear and encourage you to pay for their fraudulent services.

Impersonation: If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a well-known psychic or medium, chances are they are impersonating that person. Authentic, reputable psychics will never reach out to you first. Real psychics are usually too busy doing actual readings and don’t have time to sit around and solicit clients, unless they are a newcomer. Before consulting any psychic or medium, verify their identity through official channels, such as their verified social media accounts or official website. Look for reviews or testimonials about the psychic’s services from multiple sources, or ask for referrals.

High-pressure tactics: Scammers often use high-pressure sales tactics and a sense of urgency to force victims to make instant decisions on the spot, usually insisting that immediate action is necessary to avert disaster. A legitimate psychic respects your autonomy and decision-making process and will never pressure you into using their services.

Guaranteed results: Beware of “psychics” who promise things they cannot possibly control. Any psychic who guarantees specific outcomes, such as winning the lottery, getting a job promotion, or the return of a lost love, is probably not legitimate. Real psychics offer insight or guidance, but acknowledge the fluidity of the future and the role of free will. Beware of impossible promises that turn into expensive rip-offs.

Growing problems: A real psychic wouldn’t keep finding new problems that require more money to solve. Paying more money is a common tactic in psychic scams. The scammer may claim that additional funds are needed for special candles, crystals, or rituals to increase the effectiveness of their services. These requests often start small, but can escalate quickly, resulting in significant financial loss over time.

Financial information: Never give out bank or credit card information to a “psychic.” Scammers often employ pressure tactics to create a sense of urgency or fear, prompting victims to hand over financial information quickly. A legitimate psychic or service will never pressure you to make immediate payments or demand financial details upfront, especially under the guise of removing curses, ensuring positive outcomes, or avoiding calamities. Being asked for your bank or credit card information should be an immediate red flag. Legitimate psychics typically use professional payment systems or platforms that do not require them to directly handle your financial information.

To avoid falling victim to these scams, it’s important to always approach psychic readings and related services with skepticism and critical thinking. Research psychics before you consult them. Look for reviews online or ask friends and family for recommendations. Only seek advice from trusted professionals, such as the vetted readers on

Real psychics are respectful, do not use scare tactics, and do not pressure clients into paying for expensive services. Researching the psychic or medium thoroughly, asking for recommendations, and being wary of unsolicited offers can also help protect against scams. Remember, if something sounds too good to be true or plays on your fears excessively, it is probably a scam. If you suspect a scam, please report it to the authorities.

About The Author: Satya

Satya lives in Northern California and is a natural Clairvoyant, Empath, Conduit, teacher, author, animal lover, healer, Reiki Master and an advanced yoga instructor. She has provided valuable psychic assistance to Hollywood stars, athletes, and everyone else in-between. A multi-layered Intuitive, with many unique gifts at her disposal, she can give you a doorway into the past as well as a gateway to a happier future. With her long distance energy work, she provides healing for people and animals too! She instantly spots karmic connections from past lives that directly affect current situations, helping clients to move through them quickly. For accurate solutions on just about any pressing problem, you can find Satya at

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