Are Psychics Real or Fake?
It is likely to be a difficult task for the average individual to tell the difference between a fake psychic medium and a legitimate one. Fraudsters can be very convincing, particularly so if the client is grieving or is experiencing a difficult time in some way or another.
Nevertheless, there are telltale signs as to how to spot the scam artist. Consider the following points:
- Scams ask too many questions.
This is sometimes called cold reading. In general, those who are providing a cold reading are looking for clues, in which case they can easily improve on their ratio for guessing. Nevertheless, not all mediums who ask many questions are fake.
The psychic medium may be given a message by a spirit to discuss something, which will inevitably lead onto something else, and in which case, there’s likely going to be a number of questions that are asked.
- The fake psychic medium will offer vague, generalized messages as opposed to accurate evidence.
Communication with spirits, otherwise referred to as mediumship, ought to always begin with some messages that provide identity of the spirit currently in communication with the medium.
What are the circumstances related to their passing? What is their name? How long ago did they pass and what age were they? What did they look like and what were the particular characteristics of their personality?
If a psychic medium provides little to no identifying information of this type, it certainly should stand as a red flag that they could be fake. Otherwise, however, it serves as evidence that they a likely inexperienced or lack a true gift.
- A fake psychic medium may claim that you are under a curse.
Never be tempted to pay a psychic or psychic medium to remove a curse or a spell. There is no such thing as a curse or a spell, and for a medium to say so means they are a fake and a scam within the field.
This form of criminal is intent on utilizing fear in order to manipulate a client. Unfortunately, scam artists who have previously used this technique have been known to be paid thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Don’t ever fall for it!
- The fake psychic medium may ask for certain personal details such as your bank account number, social security number, or your driver’s license number.
You should never provide a psychic medium with this sort of information. If you’re ever asked, it’s a true sign that they’re intent on no good. In which case, make a point of reporting them to the State Attorney General’s Office as soon as you are able.