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Online Psychic Scam

Psychic and clairvoyant scammers approach you by post, email, telephone or even face-to-face to forecast a positive upcoming event or claiming that you are in some sort of trouble and offering a solution. This ‘solution’ could be winning lottery numbers, a lucky charm, the removal of a ‘curse’ or ‘jinx’, or ongoing ‘protection’. The scammer will tell you that they will help you in return for a fee. Below are five of the top psychic scam questions that have been answered by Experts.

If someone owns a psychic related website which has misrepresented itself by giving a false name and false information about how many years of experience, would this be considered psychic fraud?

The years experience is an issue, but the fictitious name may not be so much an issue as the misrepresentation of how many years of experience. A fraud claim against the site can be successful due to the misrepresentation of experience, if it can be proven how long the person actually has been a psychic.

What can someone do to get money back from a "psychic" scam artist they was out of Texas and the victim resides in Ohio?

While it is best to check with the BBB and state consumer protection agencies before using any business services, filing complaints with them now may assist in recovering your money, especially if there are others filing the same type of complaints. Otherwise, you would need to file suit in small claims court for damages. You would normally have to sue in Texas. But if the transaction or wrongdoing took place in Ohio, then you can file suit there.

If someone was a victim in a psychic fraud, can a lawsuit be filed on the webmaster of the website as well for wrong doing?

This is a matter for your state attorney general's office. There is no way of knowing if this "psychic" is just an employee of the website or even the website owner. The attorney general's office handles matters of consumer protection fraud, including internet psychic scams.

If someone gave money to a psychic for a love spell, and they said they would see immediate results or there is a money back guarantee, how can they get their money back in Texas?

If you can prove that this promise was guaranteed, you can go to small claims at the state where they are located and file for a refund. Without this guarantee in writing, however, you will have a very hard ability to prevail, as the psychic can claim that such a promise was not made, and the information provided to you was merely for entertainment purposes, as conventional wisdom does not yet wholeheartedly believe in the psychic ability. Since you sent the money to Texas that is the court you will have to utilize. You may also want to contact the Secretary of State in Texas and have them investigate the site for fraud.

If someone sent $11k to a online psychic, now their phone number is changed and they are not answering emails, would this be a psychic scam?

You are most like the victim of an internet psychic scam. You need to file a report of theft with your local police.

There are a number of variations of psychic and clairvoyant scams, but all of them aim to trick you into giving them your money. These kinds of scams can also lead to your name and contact details being put onto a ‘victim list’ which will result in you receiving further scam approaches, for example lottery scams or inheritance scams. Before being the next victim of online psychic scams, consult with an Expert and seek legal insights by providing as much detail about your case as possible.
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