This is an article that was written by my mom, Carole, years ago, and every once in a while I have a conversation with someone who has recently been victimized, and so I like to re-post this as a reminder. Hope it helps.
Protect yourself from 'psychics' who are more interested in your bank account than your well being. Be wary of practitioners who:
Hesitate to give prices over the phone or don't have a printed price list
Encourage frequent visits such as daily or weekly (they just want more money).
Tell you not to tell any one else about your readings (they're afraid you might be talked out of spending your money).
Try to collect more than the price originally quoted. Never, never, never pay more than the price originally quoted.
Guarantee results--offer 'money back' guarantees.
(Once they have your money, you'll never see it again).
Tell you there is an evil curse on you--and that only they can help you. (It's just not true).
Say they are 99 or 100% accurate (no one is 100% accurate).
Offer to pray for you (light candles, build altars, etc.) for a price. Your prayers and the prayers of family and friends are far more effective.
Such tactics are employed by the unscrupulous. Getting caught in their snares can be costly and emotionally devastating. Protect yourself and others!! The best thing to do is let others know so they won't be taken in by the scammer(s).
1. First, report unscrupulous psychics to local authorities. Call the police, the mayor--whatever it takes to convince the authorities that there is a threat to the public.
2. If there is a local business association or Chamber of Commerce, lodge a complaint with them.
3. Call the Better Business Bureau too.
4. Tell your friends.
5. Be as specific as possible in your complaints. Have names, addresses and dates if possible.
Unscrupulous psychics and con artists of all types count on your feelings of foolishness to protect them. They hope you'll be too embarassed to cause them any trouble. Show them that they are wrong.