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January 20th, 2010 by Erin Pavlina         



I’m writing this article in the hopes of preventing people from being ripped off by a common psychic scam technique.  I receive many emails from people who fall victim to this scam and want to know if they
got ripped off or not.  Here is how the scenario usually goes down.


You go to a cheap psychic, the kind that charge like $5 or $10.  You think, “What the heck?  It’s only a few bucks.”  You listen as the psychic tells you astoundingly accurate things about yourself.  But at
the end of the reading, this con artist tells you that there is a dark
energy around you, that you are cursed, or that something terrible is
about to befall you, but for $200 they can remove this dark energy/curse
and heal you.  Frightened, you pony up the money, the “psychic”
performs a flashy ritual (chanting, candles, arm waving, etc.) and tells
you that you’re cured.  Or she might tell you to check in with her in a
week to see if the energy is clear.  If you actually do go back to her,
at the next meeting you’ll be told the negative energy is much stronger
than she thought and it’s going to cost $3,000 to clear it.  It’s at
this point that I hope you have a moment of clarity and call the police on her, but sadly some people do fall for this scam.


The people who write to me say, “But she was so accurate.  She told me all kinds of things about my life that were true, so why wouldn’t I trust her that I was cursed?”  And that’s why this scam works. 
Sometimes the con artist is actually a gifted psychic but is simply a
darkworker, using her real abilities to scam people out of their money
because it’s easier and faster than giving a real reading one time to a
client she may never see again.  In other cases, the person isn’t using
intuitive abilities at all but is instead using cold reading techniques
to fish for information and make claims that are pretty much true for
everyone.  You must be on guard for this.


I was telling someone on our discussion forums recently that in the more than 1500 professional readings I’ve done for people, I’ve encountered perhaps a dozen or less people who were actually being
“haunted” by a negative energy or had a negative entity attachment.  In
all cases, I taught those clients how to clear the situation on their
own and had them check in with me in a week to make sure it was gone,
all at no extra charge.  For those who couldn’t clear it on their own, I
cleared it for them at no charge.  If someone is actually being
haunted, it’s best if they use their own power to clear it, otherwise
they’re giving their power away to the psychic or the thing haunting
them.  I empower people to raise their vibration so negative energy
sloughs off of them.


You may be thinking, “I would never fall for something like that.  I wouldn’t go to a cheap psychic.”  Watch out for the freebie too.  Sometimes these con artists will go up to people in a crowd like at a
mall or grocery store, selecting people they believe to be gullible or
low in personal power.  They’ll say something like “The spirits are
telling me you’re having a rough time in life right now and I just
wanted to tell you that things are going to get much better soon.”  The
mark, sensing no scam in progress because no money has changed hands
says, “Why  yes, I am feeling challenged.  Life is so hard.  It’s all
out of control.”  The con artist reels you in with more generic
information designed to get you to trust them (after all, they’re not
getting paid) and at the end tells you that your big problem is this
curse or dark entity attachment and that they feel sorry for you.  You
say, “Oh my goodness, I didn’t know.  Is that something you can help me
with?”  The con hedges a little and says, “Um, well, yes sure.  I mean I
could clear that up for you in a few minutes, but I charge $200 for
that service.”  You eagerly fork over the cash and you’re done, conned
hook, line, and sinker.  You tell your friends what happened and they
tell you that you got scammed.  You protest, saying, “No, he didn’t ask
me for any money, he just gave me a free reading and I was the one who
asked him to clear the curse for me.”  It’s too late.


A reputable psychic empowers her clients and conveys honest information during a reading.  An ethical psychic does not use fear to control her client into spending more and more money with them for false
rituals, charms, and curse removal.  Be cautious and aware out there. 
Reputable psychics will charge a fair price for their service based on
skill and demand; not a super low price designed to get you on the hook
for more expensive services.  Get referrals to a great psychic from
people that you trust.  Read testimonials to help determine if a psychic
is legitimate.


As in any industry, there are real professionals with real skills out there using their abilities for nefarious purposes.  Be on guard so you don’t fall victim to this common psychic scam.  In the process, don’t
assume all psychics are frauds, charlatans, and scam artists.  Find a
psychic aligned with the light, who seeks to empower you to make good
decisions that will benefit you and humanity.   

This has been a public service announcement from your friendly,  neighborhood psychic. ;)

 

Article Source :   

http://www.erinpavlina.com/blog/2010/01/avoid-this-common-psychic-s...

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thankyou very much erin for sharing such wonderful information with us
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nishant
Dear Vivek,

The last para reads "As in any industry, there are real professionals with real skills out there using their abilities for nefarious purposes. Be on guard so you don’t fall victim to this common psychic scam. In the process, don’t
assume all psychics are frauds, charlatans, and scam artists. Find a
psychic aligned with the light, who seeks to empower you to make good
decisions that will benefit you and humanity.
" And this article is not mine its from erin pavlina ... You can click on the article source link above and write to her...

Regards

Sandeep Goswamy
Hi Sandeep,
I fully agree with this article. This is what is happening around. In today's world where health and well being is the most sought after thing, people are in search of those who can give them relief and free them from diseases. Today people are finding alternative therapies more relaxing and rejuvenating. Not only the psyhic readers but also the people who say they are the Masters in these therapies are just there to make money. They've commercialised it so much that the situation has become pathetic. At least something must be done for the social cause and as I said in my blog ''Think for a while....', money will come automatically when we put our heart and soul into a thing and work for humanity. Yes, money is a necessity and this aspect cannot be neglected but aim shouldn't be to make money at any cost. Because of my deep interest in alternative therapies I've met many therapists but very few of them I found are genuine. And this decision was on the basis of knowing their motive indirectly. And of course, you can always trust your heart and go with it.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks everyone for your inputs. This subject needs to be discussed and debated and that is the reason I posted this article as a discussion and not a blog. Basically I feel anyone who operates by creating a fear psychosis needs to be suspected of ulterior motives.... and may not necessarily be having the right intentions. So we need to be more aware when dealing with such an issue and not get carried away by the emotions of fear and/or greed. Our foundation works relentlessly in our endeavor to remove dogmas and misunderstandings in the minds of people about alternative therapies by promoting genuine healers and practitioners...
Oh Yes, Sandeep. You are doing a great job indeed. Thanks to New Age Foundation.

Sandeep Goswamy said:
Thanks everyone for your inputs. This subject needs to be discussed and debated and that is the reason I posted this article as a discussion and not a blog. Basically I feel anyone who operates by creating a fear psychosis needs to be suspected of ulterior motives.... and may not necessarily be having the right intentions. So we need to be more aware when dealing with such an issue and not get carried away by the emotions of fear and/or greed. Our foundation works relentlessly in our endeavor to remove dogmas and misunderstandings in the minds of people about alternative therapies by promoting genuine healers and practitioners...
This is so true. Fear is the game these buggers play ...
good one sandeep. You get mixed thoughts as you read this post. I am sure we all have had bad cases. In old days, we had pundits and sadhu's visiting our houses and taking away money and now we have healers etc... or call them new age practitioners.

The problem is we all are suffering and seeking answers outside. As much as good healers do the job of empowering, bad healers do the same....
From my side, I can tell you other side of the story where I was conned and taken for granted more than once when I did empowering job... so there are no right and wrongs... education is the key...so this article puts a responsibilities on us to have judgement power to be able to choose right healer....
I feel the term "Healer" sometimes creates a misunderstanding :-)
Dr. Mikao Usui introduced humanity to Reiki probably the first energy healing system which was taught in a structured way and could be call as the mother of all energy healing modalities. One of the things that is emphasized by all good Reiki Teachers is that Healing Happens its never given , its received... We are the channels for it to flow and we have consciously decided to be the channel..

Naveen is right "Education Is The Key" we can educate people and enable them to take responsible decisions.. I guess this is exactly what we are doing by participating in this discussion :-)
the comfort level with the healer is so important.....when that healer talks about money....that too in a commercial way.....it simply shatters the belief.... yes reiki is a self healing technique where i think one can do the impossible.... and then i wonder getting into the prophecies of so many healing techniques confuses the individual beyond perception...
well money is not everything....gathering the client and bringing him to his oneself is the biggest achievement....a healer can have.... a satisfactory joyous smile on the client says it all.....and the money part can follow later... :) . i think we as healers are simply channels to spread this message....and in the process we upgrade ourselves too...love and light to you all...and lastly... i feel our intuition can very well guide us whom to trust....
Hi! Its really sad to see people misusing Psychic ability. Actually genuine psychic people are also there but because of these frauds, feel the brunt. One should respect one's ability and therefore fix a nominal charge for the healing whatever modality one is using.
There should be a nominal charge taken in exchange of energy during healing session so that
1. You respect yourself and the healing modality used as people do not care for things that they get for free.
2. Do not accumulate karma and get attached to people you are healing for free in your present life and future life.
In genuine case, one can leave the money matter but do not make it a habit.
neeta
The issue here seems to have got diluted or probably diverted to charging money or not charging money :-) But the point that was raised through this article was "Psychic Scam" i.e playing on fear psychosis... Such people normally start with a free healing or nominal charge healing and then create a fear of something like a spirit attachment or some other psychic attack like black magic etc.. and then start fleecing you.... such people normally charge very little in the initial consultation or may also offer free service :-) I am personally more comfortable with someone who charges well upfront coz they are giving valuable time for me but then you know what you are going to pay in the beginning itself and not get conned into shelling out later out of a fear...

Just wanted to bring the discussion back to the original issue :-)
dear sandeep ,every person learns from its own experiences;a very less%people really understand what they read ,they read just to read;what we should do is actually to come forward n bann such persons ;this group of urs is really a very good work ,we all should join hands n speek against such persons .u should organise an assosiation n have some meetings so that each member comes more closer to each other.god bless u n give u the courage to help others more with ur work;;;;;

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