Psychic scam in Milwaukee caused woman to believe she was cursed

A variation on the “blessings scam” has struck Wisconsin. The perpetrator is at large, wanted for felony theft.

Woman loses $20K in psychic scam, believed money needed to be blessed | Local News – WISN Home.

[T]he victim told police as tarot cards were arrayed on a table in July, the self-proclaimed psychic, 38-year-old Agueda Floris, told her she had an illness because “someone put a bad spell on her, and someone paid a lot of money to put this spell on her.”

The victim was told to come back the next day with $400, 20 candles a tomato and a T-shirt.

According to the search warrant in the case, the woman was so concerned about her so-called illness, she agreed to return the next day, and that’s when police said the con kicked into high gear.

The victim told police the psychic placed the tomato in a T-shirt and “rubbed it all over the victim’s body in the form of a cross.” The victim said she “observed a small hairy animal in the shape of a mouse inside the tomato.”

She said Floris “jumped back from the table and began shouting ‘Oh my God, look what you had in you.'”

The psychic convinced her she needed to withdraw all her money from the bank to be blessed.

It’s a story we’ve heard over and over again – the psychic con.

For more on the blessing scam and what can be done, see the Doubtful News feature at Randi.org. Beware of the “Blessings Scam”

  3 comments for “Psychic scam in Milwaukee caused woman to believe she was cursed

  1. Peter Robinson
    September 24, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    But when are the authorities going to go after Benny Hinn et al? It is pleasing to see the Police going after the scam artists, but even the Marks family were small fry compared to Hinn.

  2. Mike C.
    September 24, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Well, it still is true: “A fool and his/her money are easily parted”.

  3. September 24, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    You are absolutely right, Peter. Benny Hinn may appear harmless to some, but his so-called faith healing is just as harmful as these psychic scams. Telling people they are cured of HIV, cancer, etc., due to Hinn’s prayers is some of the most disingenuous, dangerous, and disturbing tripe out there.

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