Florida woman scammed out of $220K from “psychic”

What’s with Florida and psychics? Is it all the retired people with money?

L.A. ‘psychic’ charged with scamming Brevard victim.

A California woman who claims to be a psychic has Brevard County’s criminal justice system in her future after her arrest on charges of exploitation of the elderly, scheme to defraud and criminal use of personal identification.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office says Anna Marie Adams, 24, of Los Angeles exploited a Space Coast woman out of $220,000.

Adams purchased a car with the victim’s ID. She pulled the old trick that there was a “curse” on her family. We’ve heard this over and over and over. If more people are aware that NO psychic is to be trusted, even (especially) those who say they are the real deal, maybe we would have less of this disgusting crime.

The Marks family, the infamous family now hopefully demolished, operated out of Florida as well.


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  3 comments for “Florida woman scammed out of $220K from “psychic”

  1. Mike C.
    April 22, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    It’s just hard to believe that people believe in psychics. I pass by one going to and from work. Her sign says she’s a European Psychic. I suppose she speaks with an accent.

  2. One Eyed Jack
    April 22, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    We hear these stories every couple of months. It makes the news because someone was “scammed” out of a large amount of money.

    Each time I see one, I wonder how many times the exact same thing has happened with a church. Nobody calls it a scam, but what is the difference?

  3. Mike C.
    April 23, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    That did happen recently at a church in the Atlanta, GA area. I don’t remember which church. But it was in news and the Pastor was brought up on fraud charges.

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