NO WAY! Psychic readings are a rip-off targeting vulnerable people?!?! Quelle surprise! </sarcasm>
U.S. Postal Inspector Al Herzog says victims were told “they were going to get rich; they were going to have a big house, come into big fortune” in a letter from someone they thought was a real astrologer or fortune teller.
“Some of these people were otherwise pretty down on their luck,” Herzog said. “And they got a letter in the mail telling them that all the things going on in their life would turn around.”
For a monthly fee, victims expected personalized astrological readings, but that’s not what they got.
“Each potential victim received the letter because their name appeared on the mailing list,” Herzog said. “Whereas they were led to believe the astrologer or psychic had a ‘vision’ about them.”
They got “lucky” trinkets made in China and the shaft. The postal inspector noted that people could save themselves a WHOLE LOT OF NONSENSE if they just research what they put their money into. But they don’t. Psychics will prey on people who are desperate and in need of any positive reinforcement. They will believe they are being helped. Even if psychics themselves believe they have some special powers (which they do not), people are still getting scammed.
It’s our goal here at DN to try to bring these stories to the attention of the most people we can so they can avoid being scammed. If they don’t hear the cautionary note FIRST, it’s too late. They will most often try to justify their actions. It’s best to be skeptical. Don’t fall for ANY psychic ploys.