There’s a bunch of psychics out there to choose from online. If you are an average person, you may have some difficulties telling the difference between a genuine psychic and a fake. Frauds, phonies and scam artists can be quite convincing nowadays. They are really good at fooling people, especially those who are grieving or going through a tough time in life, as these people are often more vulnerable to suggestion. But there are telltale signs to help you spot a phony or scam artist.
You can usually spot a fake or scam artist pretending to be a psychic medium by looking for the following signs:
1) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists present vague, general messages rather than accurate evidence.
Spirit communication (mediumship) should always begin with messages that identify the spirit who is communicating with the psychic medium. What is their name? What are the circumstances of their passing? How old where they when they died? How long ago did they die? What was their physical appearance and/or characteristics of their personality? If the psychic medium is unable to give you any identifying evidence of this type, that’s a red flag that they might be a fake. Otherwise, it is a sign that the psychic medium is inexperienced or poorly gifted.
2) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists ask a lot of leading questions.
Some people call this cold reading. For the most part, scam artists giving a cold reading are fishing around for clues so they can improve their guessing ratio when giving you messages. Yet not every psychic medium who asks a lot of questions is a fake. There are many legitimate psychic mediums who have developed poor habits of asking you a question about what they’re seeing, hearing or feeling instead of just presenting it as a statement.
“Who died in a car accident?” the psychic medium might ask, when what he should have said was, “I have someone in spirit here who died in a car accident.”
Or the psychic medium might be given a message by spirit to talk about a nurse, which will lead to information about the client’s sister who is a nurse. But the medium might say, “Do you know someone who is a nurse?” or “Who is the nurse?”
What the psychic medium should have said was, “They are talking to me about a nurse. Does that make any sense to you?” If the client says yes, the psychic medium can then get more information from the spirit that might lead to the next piece of information, “They are showing me that this nurse if a sibling of yours; I believe they’re saying it’s your sister. They just want to acknowledge and say hello to your sister, the nurse.”
So, to sum up, phony psychics and psychic mediums are known to ask a lot of questions. In fact, they have to ask questions in order to get anything right. Unfortunately, some legitimate psychics and psychic mediums ask a lot of questions, too, which is why it’s so difficult for the average person to know if someone is real or not.
3) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists claim that you are cursed.
You should never give money to any psychic or psychic medium who promises to remove a curse or spell for a fee. There is never any curse or spell and this is the most common scam in this field. These criminals are merely using fear to manipulate people. And scam artists who promise to remove a curse for a fee have been known to charge (and get) thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars from people using this common scam.
4) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists ask you for personal information like your social security card, driver’s license number, bank account numbers and passwords.
Never give out your social security number, driver’s license number, bank account numbers or passwords to a psychic or psychic medium. If one asks you for this information, it’s a strong sign that something suspicious is up. Hang up and report them to your state Attorney General’s office.