7 Ways to Spot a Fake Psychic

Are you looking for a psychic? If so, be sure to look for the 7 signs of a possible fake psychic before trusting your hard-earned money to them!

7 Signs Your Psychic is a Fake:

Sadly, there are people in this world who are interested in nothing more than stealing your money, and yes, fake psychics are included in that list. If you are looking for a psychic it may be difficult to tell whom to trust. After all, there’s no board-certification required for someone to become a psychic. There’s no Doctorate or other University-sponsored degree in the paranormal. There’s not even an Association or other State or Federal organization that tests and certifies each and every psychic prior to their going into business.

So, how do you tell if you have a real psychic? That’s not so easy, but it IS easier to tell if you have a fake psychic. That’s because fake psychics will commonly slip-up and reveal themselves for what they are in one or several of 7 common ways.

If your psychic is exhibiting one of these 7 signs then you should take note and be careful, your psychic just might be a fake!

1. Your psychic is listed with problems with the Better Business Bureau

If the psychic or psychic company you are interested in using has a “D” rating or worse with the Better Business Bureau, watch out! That psychic or psychic company just might be a fake.

To be clear, there are literally thousands upon thousands of psychics and psychic companies in the world, and the Better Business Bureau only lists a handful of those companies. Just because your psychic is not listed with the Better Business Bureau does not necessarily mean your psychic is a potential fake.

Also, the Better Business Bureau does not determine whether a psychic is real or not. The Better Business Bureau only provides information about what other customers report about the service, or customer service, they received from the company.

However, if your psychic IS listed with a “D” rating or worse with the Better Business Bureau then proceed with caution! Your psychic just might be a fake.

2. Your psychic wants extra money to clear a curse on you

A very common trick of fake psychics is to tell you sometime during your reading that the reason for your (or your family’s) misfortune is because you have a curse (or negative spiritual energy or other such terms) on you, and that it will take money in the form of more readings, or expensive candles, crystals or other items to remove the curse.

However, it’s far more likely that the only real curse on you is the curse of having found your way into the clutches of a fake psychic. Believing that this curse on you is real is probably the closest thing to a curse you’ll actually ever have.

Most of us have misfortune in our lives not because of curses but because of events or conditions that often are not in our control. If you find that your psychic tells you about curses that are placed on you are the root cause of you problems, and that they can fix your curse by you providing them with more money, watch out! Your psychic just might be a fake.

3. Your psychic guarantees you results

Your mother was right, there are no guarantees in life. Guess what? There are no guarantees with psychics and their results either. If a psychic is offering you a guarantee that they will make something happen for you, like making someone fall in love with you, or making your life better by removing a curse from you (see item #2 above) or guaranteeing that you’ll be getting whatever it is you want, be careful.

Mediums and psychics don’t actually make anything happen at all. In fact, they simply “read” the psychic energy that is present around us, or is present from the spirits of those who have passed on, and communicate their interpretation of that energy back to you. If your psychic is making guarantees to you about making something happen for you then it might be a good idea for you to carefully reconsider using that psychic. Your psychic just might be a fake.

4. Your psychic asks for your Social Security number or other sensitive financial information

No no no! For all of you in the United States: Do NOT reveal your Social Security information to anyone that does not need it for a very important reason. The Government may require that you enter your social security number for getting a passport. Your bank or mortgage company may require your social security number for setting up a loan or other account, but your psychic should NEVER need your social security number, period.

If your psychic asks you for your social security number out of the blue then stop dealing with that psychic immediately. Your psychic just might be (more than likely is) a fake.

5. Your psychic continually changes their phone number and other contact information

Psychics in good standing with the public do everything they can to ensure the public can find them. After all, it’s good for their business if they can establish many different ways for people to contact them when looking for their services. Staying in one place and using one phone number for a long time is a benefit.

If your psychic is constantly changing phone numbers, or business locations, or both, then be cautious. People who don’t want to be found usually end up changing their locations and other contact information rather often. If they don’t want to be found that means someone, or some organization, may be looking for them.

To be fair, everyone moves in their lifetime, but if your psychic is constantly moving or changing phone numbers then be sure to ask more questions before trusting them. Your psychic just might be a fake.

6. You have a bad feeling about the psychic

According to Char Margolis, the famous psychic, everyone possesses the ability to have intuition, a way to tap into the universe’s psychic energy. If your intuition is telling you to be cautious, or to flat out not trust someone, then it’s probably a good idea to carefully consider what your intuition is telling you.

If you feel like the psychic you are interested in is not a good fit for you then you’re most likely right. Trust your instinct, especially when your instinct is telling you to be careful. Many times other people in our lives will refer us to someone who they simply adore, but when you meet that someone you do not feel the same. That’s OK. Each of us has different needs, and what works great for someone else may not work for you.

If your intuition is telling you that you are not a good fit with a psychic then trust your instinct and look elsewhere. Your psychic just might be a fake.

7. Your psychic asks you leading questions

A good psychologist can use leading questions to slowly and carefully pry our innermost thoughts out of us. Without realizing it, we provide information to the psychologist that helps them understand what makes us tick emotionally.

Likewise, a good psychic can pry information out of us without us realizing it. Sometimes this is helpful, especially if the psychic is trying to help us overcome fear or anxiety about the reading.

However, this use of leading questions can be put to bad use by those fake psychics who are only interested in taking money without providing us value. They ask us seemingly innocent questions, and our answers provide them with information that helps them rephrase it in such a way that it seems like they have clearly read and understood our psychic energy.

Be cautious about how you answer questions, especially early on in your relationship with your psychic. Try to answer the question, but try not to add in any extra detail or other information that a dubious fake psychic might re-spin to make it sound like they knew more about you than they actually did.

If your psychic is asking you leading questions then be careful. Your psychic just might be a fake.

In summary, the above 7 signs of a fake psychic are not to be an exhaustive or complete list of all the signs of a fake. But they are the most common signs, and if your psychic exhibits one or more of these signs then proceed with caution.

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