Hmm. This is very forward of this person and of RadarOnline to post this story accusing Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo of fraud. Not that I will defend her because I dislike the idea of all mediums especially ones that sell tickets to shows for ridiculous prices, but he had better have some ducks in line instead of just opinion.
RadarOnline.com can exclusively report that many viewers, audience members and even a private investigator believe Caputo’s “gift” is a total hoax.
“Theresa is like a vulture preying on the most vulnerable,” investigator Ron Tebo, the creator of fraud whistleblower website SciFake.com, tells Radar. “I think it’s despicable.”
Tebo, who says he has been privately speaking with Caputo’s clients and associates for more than a year, claims the reality star employs old-school psychic techniques such as cold reading— or analyzing someone’s body language, clothes, speech and other initial impressions to make a high-probability guess about a subject— and shotgunning —or asking a large audience a vague question for a greater chance of a positive response.
“She schmoozes with the audience, and wins them over with her big hair, designer shoes and comedy. When they trust her, she goes in for the kill,” Tebo explains. “She’ll ask the group a question like, ‘Who lost an older male relative to heart problems?’ It’s the oldest trick in the medium’s book.”
None of this is anything new to long-time psychic watchers who are WELL AWARE of every trick in the book. But the audience is not. The article goes on to note some witnesses who said they wanted to beleive but were disappointed when reading were not as they hoped. Caputo could always say she was having an off night or that her powers aren’t always available on demand. So, I’m not clear where this will go. Yeah, people who bought tickets may not be happy, Tebo may be disgusted, we ALL are sickened by psychics who take advantage of grieving people to put on a show. Is he going to file a lawsuit? Or is this just a publicity stunt? He may be looking at a suit of his own for slander. Psychics have money and lawyers, you know.
The last time someone accused a stage psychic of fraud, it didn’t work out so well.