Woman duped by Marks’ psychic scam speaks out

I commend this woman for stepping up and admitting her situation. The more people are made aware of these events, the more likely they will know to avoid it.

Psychic Victim: ‘How Could I Be So Stupid?’ « CBS Denver.

A 65-year-old woman who says she lost her retirement savings to a Loveland psychic is now calling the psychic “a complete ripoff” and says she wants others to hear her story and avoid the mistakes she made.

“I look back on it now and think, ‘How could I have been so stupid?’” Francine Evers told CBS4.

Evers handed over more than $73,000 to psychic Adams Marks in a six-month time frame.

A $10 reading turned into a several hundred dollar charge. Then, Marks took her into the depths where he demanded money in order to stop some coming disaster. Marks has previous been arrested and convicted for theft, criminal impersonation and forgery. But the victim didn’t know that. She was shocked when she found out.

Sound familiar? It should. The Marks family is the most notorious band of “psychics” in the country. Their name is synonymous with fraud, theft and scams. It appears they LIVE in court. If you have been visiting this site for any length of time, you have heard about this “gypsy” family and their dealings.

I started a tag for them all their own: Marks family. Check that for all their stories.

  4 comments for “Woman duped by Marks’ psychic scam speaks out

  1. May 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    I tried to find out if this Adam Marks in Colorado was part of the Marks Clan that has been in and out of court here in Florida, but his names not been connected before as far as I could see. It seems like a big coincidence if he wasn’t connected to them .

  2. One Eyed Jack
    May 18, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    “… now calling the psychic “a complete ripoff” and says she wants others to hear her story and avoid the mistakes she made”

    Hopefully others will be more cautious and only deal with genuine psychics. /sarcasm

  3. Aaron
    May 18, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    @One Eyed Jack

    You joke, but that is a serious problem in my conversations with people who believe in psychic powers. Many of them see a distinction between “fake” psychics and “real” psychics, thereby giving more legitimacy to the ones they perceive as real. They then continue to be scammed by “real” psychics because they believe they are actually getting something out of it.

  4. One Eyed Jack
    May 19, 2013 at 4:07 AM

    I know, Aaron. That’s exactly what the quote sounds.like. Although she was duped, her comment only addresses this psychic without criticizing the entire practice. Hence my comment.

    It’s no different than a follower of one religion criticizing another religion for what they consider strange or ridiculous beliefs. Ironically, we get this gem from the Bible: “How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Luke 6:42

    But I digress.

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