Fraudulent callers disrupt psychic business: “Of course we knew…” say psychics

I don’t see them saying that they told these customers: “Wait a second, you need to stop calling repeatedly.”

Psychic Fraud Responsible for Network Closure | Oct 22, 2013.

Fraudulent activity on a website offering psychic readings by “clairvoyant psychic mediums” has caused the company to close their doors to new members looking for their free psychic reading offer.

The network of psychics, clairvoyants, mediums and tarot card readers called Oracle Avenue opened for business in 2012 with a “proprietary phone platform system”. The system allows a person to connect with one of their online psychics by phone from anywhere in the world using their “click to call button”. Since opening, the psychics network presented an offer to new members which promised a free psychic reading without having to input a credit card number.

This resulted in a number of people creating fake accounts to capitalize on the free reading. The company noted a spike in calls and loss of revenue. So, why didn’t the psychics spot this right away? Oh, they did. :rolleyes:

Many of the psychics who were contacted during the course of the fraudulent activity were aware of the fact that the same people were calling. Psychic Joy Elle was one of the psychic advisors who had been contacted by one of the fraudulent callers and it was said that she maintained her professionalism during each call, handling each caller as she normally would. “All of the psychics in our network have to pass a screening test to prove that they have more than just a gift.” explains network owner Marco Carvalho. “Our network only employs psychic advisors who have a goal of helping others, and so their focus is never going to be on gathering the credit card information of the person who comes to them for help through a psychic reading.”

Did she politely call them out on it? Seems like the obvious thing to do. Nope. She may have recognized a game was being played but you don’t need psychic powers to do that. “More than just a gift”? What does that mean? What a joke. Hey, there is a million dollars waiting for you, none of this phone work ever again!

I have no idea why they published this as a press release. It just makes them look laughable.

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  2 comments for “Fraudulent callers disrupt psychic business: “Of course we knew…” say psychics

  1. Frederick
    October 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Worst part are the people who actually paid for the service. Best psychic ever : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JaRObcLsds

  2. Harrow
    October 31, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    The headline seems gratuitously inaccurate. It should be “Fraud Responsible for Psychic Network Closure” or “Client Fraud Leads to Psychic Network Closure “.

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