Psychic scam warning from police in Edmonton

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Police in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada are warning residents not to fall prey to psychics and astrologers who make extraordinary claims.

The old black magic has victims in its spell, and Edmonton police say swindlers who pose as astrologers or psychic readers are to blame.

Victims of recent scams come from across Canada, including Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver.

Investigators say many clients have paid between $2,000 and $15,000 to such self-proclaimed fortune tellers, who advertised their services on posters put up around the city.


Source: Edmonton police warn of pseudo-psychic scammers

They quote a psychic who says “Anything over $200, my alarm bells would go off,” she said. “Why are they charging so much? It’s ridiculous.”

$20 for a cold reading is fine, I guess. You don’t get THAT ripped off.

No psychic or astrologer is worth any money at all. Just pass them all by. They won’t remove a (nonexistent) curse, they can’t see your future, they probably won’t even give you good advice. In one form or another, all psychics are swindlers whether they have good or bad intentions.

If you have lost significant money to a psychic or astrologer, go to police. It may be embarrassing but you might save others from the same fate.

  3 comments for “Psychic scam warning from police in Edmonton

  1. Peebs
    September 4, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Psychic Scam is surely a tautology.

  2. Dave G
    September 9, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    There is a Pearls Before Swine comic where the rat character tells a fortune teller, “If you can see the future, buy some stocks so you’ll never have to work again.” She bans him from ever seeing her again.

  3. Jeff
    September 11, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Never encourage a parasite to be drawn to you.

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