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The notion of fraudulent psychics might sound redundant, but study the cards carefully and you'll find that most of these complaints are really about fraudulent use of 900 numbers, surely the worst idea the telephone industry ever came up with. For an insider's view of the 900 psychic game, here's Lisa.
The Federal Trade Commission and consumer groups have been trying to get control of the 900-number problem for years but with little success, unfortunately. All consumers would be well advised to contact their telephone company and be certain there is a 900 block on all their phone lines.
We have nothing against psychics but consumers ought to beware -- there is no standard against which someone who claims to be a psychic can be judged. Thus, anyone who voluntarily gives money to someone who claims to be a psychic can be sure of only one thing: the supposed psychic now has what used to be the client's money.
There's no way to say this delicately but those who give money to psychics identify themselves as being somewhat, uh, gullible. Many supposed psychics will continue pushing just to see how much money, travel, housing and so forth they can get before the "mark" finally wises up. If life's getting you down a better bet is to consult a licensed psychotherapist. This would be someone with a Ph.D., M.S.W. or M.D.
Yes, As I ordered a soul reading from ** from the UK. The reading was great, she seemed of high integrity. As time went on, and after thousands of dollars, I decided to stop. She became angry and deleted all files that I purchased from her. She definitely is not of high integrity and honor. I hope no one gets schemed by her witchcraft and you find a sincere spiritual person to work with on your journey.
Please I'm asking everyone to stay away from Grayson Psychic. She a lie, she been telling me since 3/2/15 she will return my money. It been a week, now that I threaten to call the District of Texas Internal Affairs, she said, "I don't take threats nicely so now you're not getting your Money." and I still saw no results at all. She said it taking a lot of time because of prayer, how much praying can you do? Well now I said I'm going to police, she said she does not care. I have bills to pay in, she is not giving me my money back but she suppose to be a Christian into church.
She guarantees that she can reunite you with your lover.... she took advantage of me during a time that I was frail and broken hearted and made promises she never kept. She will turn a 5 minute phone call into a five hour marathon by telling you that you have bad energies around you and your children and until she eradicates them they will wreak havoc with your life. Before you know it she has emptied your savings account and you are in worse shape than you were on the first day you called her. She is a cruel and deceitful woman who should not be allowed to conduct business. Keen will not help nor refund your money which in my case was thousands of dollars!
Angie ** from South Carolina and Christiana from Beaufort, South Carolina have caused me constant pain for 31/2 years for no reason. They can place their spirit within you and cause great pain. They will not leave even though I have asked them to.
Used her services for 100$ fees but after asked me 900$ that would be refunded right after her work. She asked transfer by western union and asked more money after. Well when I said no, she said she would not refund me the money. She is a big scam!!
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If you go to Jeffry R. Palmer's website, he invites you to get a psychic reading through email. You pay in advance through PayPal or credit card. Then you wait and you wait... and nothing comes! NOTHING. He took my money and gave me NO service in return. He should be sued.
The Yelp.com glowing reviews about Ann ** (Mage) psychic medium skills, citing that she is just like the "Long Island Medium" psychic (who is very accurate and has the ability to channel deceased loved ones) describing their session as "life changing" stating how amazed they were after receiving long awaited messages along with being given incredible guidance, I considered booking an appointment. I was in such turmoil after recently relocating with my young children so we could start over after many years of constant abuse by my husband. Collectively, we all had been diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression while in therapy and were trying to heal and move forward.
I had just been diagnosed with a rare spinal disease that would eventually progress into paralysis, disabling me enough so I was unable to work. I was solely dependent on my estranged husband for money and was facing many other financial and emotional issues. I lacked the support and love of my family, who had also abused me during my childhood and teenage years and I was completely overwhelmed, despite my daily prayers. I began to research psychics, specifically psychic mediums, thinking that if I wasn't able to receive really valuable information for some reason, it would be worth it hearing from at least one of the numerous relatives/people who truly loved and cared about me in life, but had passed on.
Although I had no extra money, I justified using my emergency credit card, rationalizing that this is something that would benefit not only me, but my children as well, so after deciding on Ann **, **, I discussed it with them and they agreed that this was a good idea. In the end, the deciding factor was the "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" posted on her site and reiterated again when I emailed her about booking an appointment, making me feel as though she was 100% confident in her skills. She requires the sessions to take place at a public "Tea House" and upon my arrival, noting how busy and loud it was, I instantly wondered how she'd spiritually connect with so much noise, but recalled her site depicting her going into a "trance-like" meditative state, often not remembering what she said, so I assumed she'd block it out.
After we sat down, she stated she wanted to "chill out" a bit and ordered tea, as I realized my 50-minute session clock had already started, but when she finally took my ring into her hands and closed her eyes, I was eager and excited. But instead of going into any trance-like state, or giving me any messages, she started asking me questions, would elaborate that information, then encourage me by saying, "Yes, that's the right direction" or "Good, that's what you need to be doing" or "Okay, when you talk to this person, do it this way..." and so on. All that transpired during the following 40 minutes was conversation between 2 people, NOTHING more.
I kept interjecting my crucial questions, especially about money and the answer was that "I" have the answers inside me, with a huge chunk of time spent on telling me the importance of meditation. When there was a lull, she'd reiterate her "opinions" on my horribly abusive mother, after I told her and would ask about her, which had no relevance. I had FULLY expected her to apologize, saying, "I'm sorry, but I can't get a good reading on you and you're entitled to your refund". Instead she looks at her phone, smiles and says, "Well, we're out of time! Do you have any more questions?" I was so stunned and disappointed that I could feel the tears welling up, so I quickly said, "No" and rushed out.
The second I returned home, I emailed her, maybe too politely, explaining that I'd learned nothing new and that I wanted a refund, wishing her all the best. It's been almost 3 weeks and there has been NO refund, prompting me to file both PayPal and bank disputes. The fact that she calls herself compassionate, claiming previous work with abused women, sharing my pain, trauma and financial desperation... yet refuses to honor her 100% Satisfaction Guarantee?? Even if she didn't have one, I'd fully expect one considering the complete lack of ANY organic information from her. This experience was a huge waste of time and money and has done nothing but shake my faith and trust in people, adding tons of unnecessary stress on top of what I already have. I plan on taking her to small claims court to not only recover the $150, but for damages, pain and suffering, after clearly taking advantage of me.
Esther ** from cjad 800 radio doing psychic reading in her web site claims to solve love problems, health and work claims to see the future through God's eyes in the Jewish kabballa. I had a problem with work. Told me to go see my boss and tell him if i don't get my transfer and raise i will leave. Well she promised me it would work great for me but I got fired. Paid her 2000$. What a scam!
Lisa ** aka Sylvia and Reva has a website on which she guarantees results in exchange for her services. She promised to help me find a job and develop a successful career as a writer. After paying her a large sum of money and talking with her almost daily for two years, not one positive change occurred in my life. When I demanded a refund of my money, she stopped communicating with me. She takes advantage of desperate people and defrauds them out of money every day.
I called psychic Helen ** to see if she could help me with a problem and after speaking with her, I thought that she could. She told me that she only charges a one-time fee which is not true. I ended up paying her $900.00 ($275.00 was supposed to be her fee) and she told me the rest would be used for supplies and that I would get my money back. I spoke with her a couple of weeks ago, and she told me that my money was just a loan and she would return it to me. She has blocked out my phone number so I have to call her from another phone.
I feel that she is a scam and a con artist, and I want my money back. She never did help with my problem. Because she kept trying to get me to send her more money, that's when I realized that she was not going to help me and was going to try to get as much money out of me as she could. She also has someone helping her with this scam. His name is Dustin **. She tells you to send her money, MoneyGram that she doesn't drive and her church member who is Dustin will go pick it up.
This psychic named Lauren ** was very rude and negative towards me. She lied to me about getting a donation from a church to help me pay for a Cartier Roadster watch and a gift card from Saks Fifth Avenue. This psychic forced me to purchase a Cartier Roadster watch and lied to me about how my father would pay for the watch. This psychic has to refund me the money in the amount of $5,000; otherwise, I will have to take drastic measures against this business.
I came to this woman for help and she is nothing but a scam and a liar. She should not have a business or a website. I found her online and went to her for some sort of guidance. At the time, I was very vulnerable and at a very low point in my life. She claimed that she needed my wedding band set, $1,500 in cash and some clothing of mine. She needed these articles for a 'spiritual cleansing' and swore on her own life and her families that she would return my belongings. I contacted the woman and firmly asked for my things back or I would be contacting a lawyer. I am in the military and contacted a lawyer on base. I am being advised to contact Consumer Affairs, in hopes of some sort of justice to be served to this woman. She has not been cooperative with the lawyers nor has she answered any of my calls.
I had a problem with Hollywood Psychics. They advertise online their phone number is 1-866-953-5643. The individual I have the complaint on is Frank. He gave no last name. He charged me triple charges of $50.00 each on the same day. I called last week and on and have not received the reimbursement to my bankcard/account. I called them this morning and as of yet, I have no credit. He said as a result of my call and telling him I am going to Consumer Affairs, he suspended all information and my account. He obviously is covering his mistakes or deliberate fraud. I asked for the owner’s information and he hung up on me. I want legal representation. I want to file a complaint as well.
I know lots of people like mentioned above who asked clients to send $$$$ money by Western Union and MoneyGram for psychic and spell services. Majority of psychic like this are located in Florida, California, Texas and many other states. They will never do any work for you and will keep asking for more and more money frequently. All their guarantee is nothing more than fraud. Never send a single dollar to any spell caster and psychic by Western Union and MoneyGram. They will never give their address and correct contact info except one phone phone number and email account. Bottom line sending money to psychic/spell caster by MoneyGram and Western Union means the biggest stupid action in your life. Some of my friends lost 1000s of USD.
I was asked by my an online psychic, Trina Evans, owner of Psychics Vision Network, if I wanted a reading. I asked if we could talk for a while to see if there was a connection, she stated she was a third generation psychic and guarantees all her readings. Never having done this before, I was hesitant, but felt better knowing the reading was guaranteed. Psychics Vision Network only accepts PayPal or Money Gram. I paid via PayPal and the reading began, after Trina asked me to wait ten minutes. I couldn't figure out what Trina was talking about, I quickly told her this, and then she brought someone over from the other side. Saying she knows names on her website, I asked her what the person's name was, she couldn't answer that. I know she was not a legitimate psychic and tried to end the conversation, which she initiated. She Instant Messaged me again, saying some rude things, then I closed the Instant Messaged after telling her I wanted my money back.
I immediately contacted PayPal, only to learn PayPal does not dispute intangible items. Trina was well aware of this since she stated exactly that in her response to PayPal. Trina has written nasty e-mails to me, which stopped when I contacted the Better Business Bureau. Trina was given two dates to settle our dispute, but she never responded to the BBB. Once the date passed, Trina started harassing me. She has written on a public web sites that I am bi-polar, I caught my man sleeping with another man, I charge $100.00 for a psychic reading (I am not psychic), and stated a link to my husband's profile was a link to buy fake police badges. She has taken Instant Messages and e-mail and edited it, putting in things I have never said, and posted them on a public web site. She has threatened me several times.
Trina Evan's friend started sending me threatening e-mails as well. He, too, is a part of Psychics Vision Network. I contacted the FTC and filed a complaint. Since that time Trina's friend has e-mailed me, and told me he has nothing to do with this and is here if needed. Trina Evans wrote me an e-mail yesterday stating, she is sorry for what she did to me. It was her husband that made her do it. She advised me to beware of him, he only wanted my money. She went on to say he was a fake and a fraud, sold dollar store candles in their store claiming they are spiritual healing candles. This woman did not honor her company's guarantee, she fraudulently took money from me, she misrepresented herself, and her friend. She told malicious lies about me as stated above.
Sara was counseling me from last 3 years about my life, luck, love & money. Every time she offered me to make payment on discount rate. At last when I paid $30, she comes up with new offer like psyche reading, medicinal contact etc and ask to pay more. I refuse to pay another amount. Finally I have no contact with her from last 4 months.
I have lost INR 1200/-. I am very poor. Kindly help me to settle my amount pending to her.
I received a flyer back in September 2007. So I called this woman because it said one free question by phone. I ask her my question and she asked me to come see her at her house. I went and since I have been depressed and went to therapy and been on anti-depressants for a long time I thought she may be able to help. She said it will cost me only $250 for three days and I will see results. I said ok and 3 days later I go back to see her and she had way too many stories to tell me about me. And she wanted more and more money every time I saw her and threatened me that if I can’t get this much money by this week then something bad will happen to me and my family members, so I was scared for my family's welfare and mine. And I gave her about more than $90,000 in cash, student loan, credit cards and gift cards which she promised she'll give back to me. But now she says that I am going 2 die and all that kind of things.
I made 2 suicide attempts bcz I am heavily in debt and don't even have any $$ to pay for my next semester in college. I desperately need help. Local cops won’t help me. I don’t have any $$ to get a lawyer and I contacted the DA and they set up a med hearing but she didn't show up and made a guy call me saying that he was her lawyer and I should not go to court bcz it's waste of time and money. I contacted the FBI but they said someone will call me and no one has and I need $$ to pay for next semester fee. I am 21 yrs old and a student at John Jay College. Her fake lawyer said that he is willing to work some sort of agreement btwn me and her and she'll give me my money back but I can’t go to her house bcz she might kill me or something. I need help to get my money back from her.
I had done some business in the past with them & was very unimpressed with many of the psychics that I had spoken with on their site. I have, however, since then had a problem with psychic addiction which I have really made an improvement on. I no longer call psychics & if I do, it's more out of the blue. Much less frequent. Well, I had asked several companies to remove me from their system so I no longer receive contact from them in any way. That has helped to stop the problem.
Well, "California Psychics" was the only one that hadn't stopped. In fact, sometimes I feel like they are harassing me with emails & mailings to use their service. I have unsubscribed from their mailing several times & contacted their customer service several times. Each time, they promise me it will stop, as I am finding myself getting more aggravated. I warned them several times that I was starting to feel like they were harassing me & if they didn't stop contacting me, I would file a complaint with The Better Business Bureau & Consumer Affairs.
Well, it has gotten that far, so here I am complaining to you. Please get them to wipe me clear out of their system & leave me alone for good. That's all that I ask. Thank you very much & please respect my privacy with this complaint due to the private matter mentioned.
I have been dealing and struggling, trying to work and this psychic is trying to distract me from and trying to take me away from my family. My father said that I will live forever if I can get rid of this psychic. I am trying to redesign my life and I've been abused and mistreated. Can you help? I have two friends, this psychic. I need help. Please, why can't people help me. I'm scared and have a babysitter. I'm only 36 and old enough. I should be able to be on my own and I have fears and very, very scared. Can you help?
September 2007 I mailed a check to Barbara Mackey in the amount of 100.00. She received and deposited my check - however she failed to give me a date for a reading. She had plenty of excuses, she was busy, then sick. However I received an invite via email to her workshop scheduled in September. So finally, the weekend of the workshop I called her AGAIN to schedule a reading and she ignored me. At that point I asked for a refund. She gave me a hard time at first, and took it as an insulted and accused me of being a nasty person (which I still don’t get). She finally agreed, however she never sent me the refund, again she made excuses - she even said she mailed a check made payable to cash without a return address. She kept my money and I haven't heard from her since. That was in December of 2007.
For fun I decided to order a reading from this website via email. They guarantee a response within 24 hrs but almost a week has gone by and I have not gotten a response from them. I have tried contacting them many times and no one will give me a refund or my reading. The only way to contact them is to leave feedback on a form through their webpage. There is no phone number or direct email. They just rip people off. It was not much, but it is the principle of it. I paid them $14.95 but it adds up for them from all of the people they rip off.
I contacted a psychic for help because of a voodoo-related problem. My ex was violent and he used beads on me when we dated. I had gotten a bump on my left hand just recently and now he's saying he wants to do brain surgery on me or hoping someone will. My parents abused me and this guy is harassing me about my abuse. I was sexually abused when I was very young. My mother is defending my father. I was out in California and got a job offer by a psychic. My father put a missing report out on me and I'm having problems with my ex-friends. I don't want anything to do with my former friends. I just want this guy to leave me alone. He is scaring me and my father is already sick because he has been making me look like I can't take care of myself all my life because of being abused. So this guy is being sick as well. I even dated cops that aren't even helping me with this. Now I explain this and now they are trying to make me look nuts. They're making me feel like I made these guys become violent with me. I am a sensitive person.
Well Vera offers a first reading free on her website. So I get my free reading and she is pretty accurate, however she tells me that I have something negative that is blocking my love and work life. And is causing me bad luck. She said she could help bring me and my love one back together and I will continue having negative problems with relationships, unless she clears and remove it. She said she doesn't charge for her time or her work.. She charges for the material she would have to use and it would cost $230. She said her work is money back guaranteed. She told me I would see results in 24 hours and it would take a full 3-days for her to complete her work.
I sent her a MoneyGram to LISA ** aka Vera for the materials. I haven't heard from or have been able to reach her since on any of her numbers. I have left numerous messages and emails.. I want my money back, and she will not answer my calls or emails.. Vera Psychic.com, evidently is a fraud and to think I really believed she could help!!
When I got to the line requesting my credit card number, I filled it in but looked for the "https" in the address bar. Not seeing it there, I immediately deleted all my data WITHOUT CLICKING THE "SUBMIT" BUTTON. I was shocked to find a withdrawal of $11.95 on my checking statement. I emailed Sara Freder, asking by whose authority she had done this. All I got was a lot of condescending psychicbabble.
I demanded a refund, which I never got.
The Psychic network started sending things intended for my dead mother-in-law. They had been sent to the nursing home she had resided in and they continued to mail things addressed to her almost daily. The mailing were telling my mother-in-law that people were talking behind her back, people were taking advantage of her, many other things that would have caused my mother-in-law to be worried. I called them to try to get them to stop mailing things to my address. At that point, they started calling my house sometimes more than once a day. I have called the number they provide and asked to be taken off their calling list. They continue to call. I have threatened to turn them in to the Attorney General but still they call. Targeting the elderly by sending such mail to nursing home residents is horribly wrong. I wonder how many other elderly people are being targeted when they are at their most fragile and vulnerable phase in life.
Would like some legal advice about how to get my name removed from their calling list. We are receiving calls several times a day. Have asked them to remove us, but they are now calling with pre-recorded message.
The company has been calling our house and leaving "important" messages to call them. My 12 year-old son responded to a message and now we continually get phone calls from them both recorded messages and actual live people wanting to talk more. We have requested to be removed from their calling list, but they still call.
My twelve year old daughter contacted this number, was obviously on for 58 minutes which has resulted in a 289.42 bill. I just saw a commercial which states that individual calling must be 18 years or older. These people have misused a child in my eyes and I'd like to know what recourse if any that I have in this matter. AT&T dropped the charges once they heard the child's voice. The CLEO group says they do not care and expect to be paid 289.42.
I was promised a free three minute psychic reading from Miss Cleo's Psychic Network. I was transferred to an operator who told me I was a lucky caller that received extra time on my free reading. He said he didn't know how much extra time I had, but his computer would tell me when actual billing started. I spent approximately two hours total on the telephone, being assured through the whole call that I was not yet being billed. When I finally wound the call down, I asked for his extension number just in case I might be billed by accident. He gave me a four-digit number and we hung up. When I received my phone bill, I was billed $147.55 for the Miss Cleo "free" reading call. I called Miss Cleo back for the number to her customer service.
I was given a false number by three different people before receiving the right one. When I talked to a representative, I was told that they couldn't help me, and if I wanted to make a case out of this I would have difficulty due to warnings they supposedly gave at the beginning of my phone call. I then called my phone long distance carrier, AT&T, and they told me I was responsible for the bill and if there were concerns about the charges to take it up with Miss Cleo's Network. The complaint I would like to file is for deception and false advertisement on behalf of Miss Cleo's Psychic Network. I am hoping to have all charges dropped from my phone bill.
This is a really long and "CRAZY" story and shows some ignorance and stupidipy on my part even though I'm college educated. The bottum line is I was swindled out of a large sum of money, at least $12000-$15,000, by a so called "PSYCHIC." Yes it is true. I spent lots and lots more money talking to other "PSYCHICS who worked for the same (and other networkworks) but what makes the psychic whose namee is supposedly Winter Wren unique is she PROMISED AND SWORE (I HAVE IT DOCUMENTED) TO GET PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN MY SITUATION!
She promised (I have the actual chat logs) to come down from her home in Illinois to South Carolina to personally assist me and a friend of mine. She actually said she was going to "RESCUE" my friend from the situation she was in I KNOW THIS SOUNDS VERY VERY COMPLEX AND TRICKY AND BELIEVE ME IT IS! So I do not want to disclose any more details now except to say she swore to me SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF SEVERAL MONTHS THAT SHE WAS COMING TO SOUTH CAROLINA!
Well, it's 8 months and 15 thousand dollars later and the psychic is still in Illinois with no plans of coming to SC. I'M IN MORE DEBT THAN I CAN POSSIBLY EVER GET OUT OF AND MY FRIEND IS IN NO BETTER SHAPE THAN WHEN WE STARTED 8 MONTHS AGO!
I've talked to the owner of the company; the only compensation he gave was an hour of free time with this lying "WITCH" -- and I dont mean to use that word in any derogatory way at all WINTER-WREN IS A SELF PROCLAIMED WITCH AND PROUD OF IT!
I should say that i have filed complaints with the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Federal Trade Commission and they have informed me that they cannot assist me at all in this if I am working with an attorney. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ALL THOSE PROMISES THAT WOMAN MADE TO ME ARE A BINDING CONTRACT ARE THEY? I mean she said repeadedly she does not take her vows lightly and when she PROMISES SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING AND GIVES HER WORD SHE MEANS IT! IS this a binding contract since she said it dozens of times and I have it in writing?
I have many of the chat logs but when i informed the company i was taking legal action THEY DELETED ALL OF MY CHAT LOGS FROM THIER SYSTEM AND DESTROYED ALL OF MY ACCOUNT RECORDS and said there was "NO PROOF" of any wrong doing now. Why destroy records if there is nothing to hide? I have many of the chat transcripts and copies of all of my credit card receipts as proof of payment and written chat logs of several months of PROMISES of her promising to do thus and so if the FTC and DOCA cannot obtain compensation do I have grounds for lawsuit in court or a settlement?
There are very VERY VERY EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES HERE! Things i havent told you yet 1. First of all IM LEGALLY BLIND! I have some sight but it's limited 2. I suffer from depression and anxiety and some other emotional disorders that I take several medications for. MS WREN WAS WELL AWARE OF ALL OF THIS SO SHE ACTED VERY UNPROFESSIONALLY!
Financially I have suffered TREMEDOUSLY! I'm at least $20,000 in credit card debt and unable to work because of my disability. The only income I recive is a $350 Social Security check every month. WITHOUT COMPENSATION I DONT KNOW HOW I WILL EVER GET OUT OF DEBT OR HAVE ANY KIND OF FUTURE!
If Russell indeed has retained an attorney, he should back out of the case and let his attorney handle it. Sending communiques like this to all points of the globe is not helpful to his case.
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