Psychic scams are everywhere. They advertise in the newspapers, magazines, by mail, and the web is loaded with different psychic sites online.
Many people rely very heavily on the advice they receive from these people.
Many people that have been taken in by these con artist scams are too embarrassed to take any action or do anything about it.
Believe me when I say, you are not the only one to be a victim of these types of psychic scams.
It has happened to thousands. Just don’t fall for it again.
There is a very well known psychic called Maria Duval. This is a phony name used, along with many company names I have listed below.
This psychic sends out numerous mailings, and many to the sameperson, one after another after another.
I can attest to this because, years ago, I got mailing after mailing from this person.
For the fun of it, I picked one of the cheap options and sent my check just to see what would happen.
This psychic cashed the check and I never received the product in return.
Surprise! I never expected anything different, but thought I would just give it a shot to see if I got any type of response.
It took over 45 days to get any kind of response.
This is one of the longest running psychic scams I know about.
I would receive 3-5 mailings a week from this psychic trying to get me to purchase more readings or items.
Back in the years I did this, we really hadn’t heard much about identity theft or privacy issues.
Identity theft was far and few between and very seldom ever mentioned, however this scam is a perfect set-up for you to become a victim not only of this psychic, but also identity theft.
What a scammer this person is. Many times this psychic will send a letter to you stating you will win some type of jackpot or the lottery within 60 or 90 days.
All you have to do is specify how you want to acquire your wealth; winning at a casino, lottery game, bingo, etc, and this psychic will provide you with the winning numbers.
Right! If only it was that easy!
For years, I received 3 to 5 mailings a week from this psychic, trying to drum up more business. Of course I didn’t do it.
I had already “tested” this out and found it to be a scam.
What I found interesting was the fact that this psychic used All different P.O. boxes and addresses.
I’ve never seen so many different ones used. This was definitely a con.
Receiving that many mailings a week was very frustrating, but I think that is what drew my attention to the many return addresses used.
Once you express an interest in a particular scam, you are inundated with other scam information.
This psychic also sells “gems”, magical pendants and health cures, of course for a reduced price.
Protecting your privacy is essential when it comes to dealing with potential scam and identity theft challenges.
Your name and address is used often in these advertisements, so you want to make sure these are not accessible to identity theft thieves.
Joe Corrado of the United States Postal Inspection Service is pursuing legal action against the Maria Duval Firm and advises recipients of such solicitations to contact their local USPIS office.
Go to www.usps.com/ncsc/locators/find-is.html to find yours or check your yellow pages.
Joe says they have a database that tracks these mailings that constitute mail fraud.
These offers are nothing more than psychic scams so, Do Not respond to these offers.