I’ve encountered many con artists throughout my mission to expose fraudulent psychics and their scams. The latest one I want to debunk goes by the name of “Medium Maria.” Many have asked me about her, so I researched and reviewed her. Some also know her as “Maria Medium.”
On her website, Medium Maria claims she’s spent the last 15 years developing her numerology, tarot, clairvoyant and psychic abilities. She also states that being a psychic medium runs in her family. Her great-grandmother was famous for her psychic abilities and supposedly regularly gave readings to royal families.
She adds that her mother inherited her great-grandmother’s psychic skills, which were welcomed in many ‘Great Houses’ worldwide in the last century. It was only natural, she says, that her family initiated her into the psychic world at a young age. She says that she always intends to learn and study the paranormal sciences to stay current on everything happening and further develop her clairvoyant skills.
She claims this helps her provide ‘world-class readings’ to her customers, to who she offers her services through her website. Off the bat, I don’t like that she doesn’t tell us the names of these “talented and famous” psychic relatives.
I don’t know about you, but I would be proud of my psychic family members that came before me and were so gifted that royalty consulted them. I would be sure to let everyone know their names so those who would like to could look them up and learn more about them!
Services That Medium Maria Provides
Maria does business like this: You subscribe to her mailing list from her website, and she emails you a free reading every month. Then, if you want a personalized and detailed reading from her, you pay for it through an email link. She guarantees she’ll send you your reading within 48 hours of receiving payment.
Getting free readings every month sounds nice, but her motives run deeper. She provides you with these free readings to keep in touch with you, hoping you’ll decide to pay her for a more detailed reading. I usually wouldn’t have a problem with this, except that the content of the readings is unethical to me.
I don’t like it when “psychics” prey on people’s anxieties, fears, and emotions to convince them to give money. Curses aren’t real, and being told you have one placed on you is the oldest trick in the psychic book. Please don’t fall for it! If a psychic were genuine, they wouldn’t reach out to you using words and language that they know will trigger your anxiety and scare you.
Maria’s website is also filled with e-books for sale in her “occult shop.” They range from $29.95 to $49.95. The subjects range from explaining what auras are to teaching about candles and perfumes. I would rather spend this money consulting an actual psychic and getting this information in person.
Why I Don’t Like Readings Done Through Email
I’m also not a big fan of getting psychic readings solely through email; I prefer a personal touch where I can speak directly or instant chat with a psychic. Waiting on emailed readings gives fake psychics a chance to research me and make things up that they know I want to hear.
I’d rather have my questions and concerns addressed in real time as I ask them. As unbiased as I wanted to be towards Maria and believe she’s credible, I can’t recommend her. I came across several red flags, outlined one by one below in an attempt to be as detailed as possible:
10/F Railway Plaza
39 Chatham Road South
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
8A Pitmans Alley
Main Street, Gibraltar
I’ve mentioned Gibraltar-based company New Lotus Web Ltd. when reviewing Esmeralda Psychic, Extraordinary Chris, and William, The Guardian Angel. I explained why I don’t trust any businesses out of Gibraltar- if you haven’t read it, I urge you to click here and do so. Aside from the Gibraltar address, there’s also a Hong Kong address.
While this may seem ordinary enough, it’s shady to me. This address makes me suspicious because mixed in with legitimate companies, numerous shady businesses operate out of here. The reason is that, despite being in China, Hong Kong doesn’t have to follow Chinese laws.
This freedom allows them to get away with much more than other companies, making it extremely difficult to get a refund or file complaints against them. If you’re not from these countries, like Medium Maria, there’s no reason to do business in these countries unless you’re trying to get away with something.
Though she never says where she or her family is from or gives any personal background information about herself (another thing I don’t like), something tells me she isn’t from either of these places.
Second Red Flag – She Lies About Being A World-Renowned Psychic
I take issue with her claiming to be a world-renowned psychic because she has nothing to back this up. By her logic, any of us can call ourselves that and start selling our “psychic” services. To be considered “world-renowned,” you must be extremely good at what you do and gain recognition from others.
This title is usually one others give you because they’re impressed with your abilities, not something you call yourself. To be a well-known household name, you must show people your work in action. I haven’t found anything depicting Maria physically at work, no videos or anything.
That’s because she doesn’t do anything in front of an audience. She does all her readings behind a computer screen, which doesn’t inspire confidence in me. Therefore, I don’t think she should be able to call herself a world-renowned psychic medium. Giving yourself a title you can’t back up is shady and deceiving.
Third Red Flag – The Readings She Sends Aren’t Written By A Real Person
When you do an image search for Medium Maria, you see an attractive young woman with short dark hair. Other sources linking to her site show the same woman, BUT I don’t like what I discovered when I investigated.
By performing a reverse image search on her picture, I discovered that photos of this same woman are for sale on stock image websites like Shutterstock.com. Anyone can buy photos of people on these stock image sites, which you can use for anything.
Unless Medium Maria has a second job as a stock image model, the pictures we see of her aren’t her. Why would a genuine psychic buy stock photos to pass off as herself instead of using actual images of herself?? This illusion is another example of how she’s just a person created by Mediaweb Limited to make money.
Fifth Red Flag – The Content of Her Readings
Aside from the fact that I don’t like readings I can only get by email, I also don’t like the content of Maria’s emailed readings. They’re so broad and generic, and this goes for both the free AND the supposedly personalized readings you pay for. None show psychic abilities or make me believe she has a gift.
As I mentioned, the readings have a threatening tone to scare you into continuing to pay for her help. They can apply to anyone and are not specific to one person at all. Her emails are anxiety-inducing, and her goal is to “save” you from your bad luck (that she’s making up) and turn the tables for you before things get bad. They’re ruthless and never-ending.
The emails aim to convince you to pay for an emergency reading; this isn’t how legitimate psychics do business. Like those on trusted online psychic networks, genuine psychics have morals and ethics. They know that those who reach out to them for help are usually vulnerable and are going through difficult situations. These psychics act with integrity and treat their customers with dignity.
They don’t hound them nonstop with emails trying to scare them into continuing to pay for more and more readings. The goal of real psychics is quite the opposite. They intend to relieve your anxiety and help you find inner peace, and they want to teach you how to move forward and grow ahead in life without letting fear hold you back. You should never trust a psychic who purposely incites fear and anxiety in you.
How Genuine Psychics Work
This isn’t to say that everything a psychic says will be good. Sometimes, they might have to tell you something you won’t like or prefer not to hear. However, a genuine psychic will always explain why this information is essential and why you must discuss it. They concentrate on your situation and walk you through it every step until it’s resolved.
Also, when you speak to a psychic from one of these trusted psychic networks, it’s because you contacted them- they didn’t reach out to you by scaring you into calling them. Authentic psychics don’t send marketing emails saying you need to contact them because bad luck is coming your way or they have critical information about you.
They’ll never threaten you by saying they’re the only ones who can help you avoid a catastrophe. If you ever get these emails from a supposed psychic, be aware it’s a lie and scam. Please don’t fall for it. Real psychics are too busy guiding those that seek them out with their problems.
They’re not waiting behind a computer picking up your bad vibes, and hoping they get your email address right so they can warn you about your upcoming misfortune. The best thing you can do is ignore the types of emails that Medium Maria, Extraordinary Chris, or Esmeralda Psychic send. If you reply even once, they’ll see you as susceptible and naïve and won’t stop hounding you with email after email.
The emails will become more threatening, hoping they’ll break you and you’ll pay them to save you. Their “help” isn’t cheap either, and you might not even receive it after paying. Learn from my mistakes, and don’t let these scammers take your hard-earned money!
My Verdict – Medium Maria Is Not A Genuine Psychic
Long story short, my opinion is that even though Medium Maria’s website seems authentic enough, digging deeper reveals that this is not a trustworthy psychic who I would recommend. I don’t think it’s run by an actual psychic but by an automated bot created by Mediaweb Limited. The fact that the photos of her aren’t even actually her and are a stock image they purchased only adds to my distrust.
With so many red flags, it isn’t hard to conclude that Medium Maria is a scam and not legitimate. I wanted to give her a fair chance and discover that she was a genuine psychic, but I just couldn’t. I couldn’t identify her or her famous psychic family and couldn’t verify anything she said about herself on the website.
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Thank you for your advise Maria has been scaring me for years now I’m so glad I know the real truth which is a huge relief thanx again.I would also like information on how I can help people unlike you do as I have experienced what you have mentioned in psychic scams
But her prediction about my past, present and my future re true. Xo how is she a scam
Read the article Temitope. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Thank you so much mam
Thank You Angela I get this stuff from Medium Maria all the time and I thought it wasn’t real but then I decided to start checking, and I’m not sure if any are real at this point.
Hello Angela. I was also sceptic as to whether to trust her or not. However, just now when cleaning up my email inbox (plenty of emails from her), I noticed something rather very obvious.
All of her emails are sent on the same time of the day, namely 12:30pm sharp. This suggests some kind of automated mechanism. See for yourself, I have uploaded a screenshot of my email folder with her emails.
I am not sure about the one single email which was sent at 16:01 o’clock (4:01pm), the sheer majority of 12:30pm however leads me to the same conclusion. Maria the Medium is scam.
Now that this is out, they might find this and change their automatism to include random send times, but as of now: has anyone else noticed this?
Angela I’m so sorry I was getting scammed by all these others and from what I’ve read your the real deal they take money left right and centre.
I’ve been trying to find out the website and this is the one
Great catch Sebastian! I never noticed that but you are right, mine are all at the same time as well!
Thank you so much!That lady has freaked me out more than once! Í am far from tech savvy so I wouldn’t know how to begin tearing into one of these sites. I’ve never paid any of them; but once a year or so I’ll go for a free reading to see what they come up with and it’s always the same thing, money problems and I’ve been dealing with some kind of auric amoeba that has, for years, been darkening my doorways and depriving me of that which is my birthright…The thing is, I’ll get a free reading from a couple more psychics/mediums, & they come back with a similar story for me based on the EXACT same premis! I wonder if they share information or something? I’m sure I leave myself pretty vulnerable our there in cyberspace as I have never attained the knowledge of how to protect myself…so thank you again for what you do!.. Maybe you could look into the latest psychics I’ve gotten readings from..Let’s see, there is Christian Medium (that’s her name, not like a faith based thing), Padre-A Guardian Angel Reader Guy,and Isha the Tarot Master…
Ok, can’t wait to see what you come up with!
I’m not one to over use this expression but in this case I just have to use it after reading your article on Medium Maria and all these comments – O M G!! Actually I was skeptical right from the start but like you Angela I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt and was curious to see if she nailed something about me only I would know. She never did, only to mention how I have suffered misfortune all my life. That is something that can be true of any body and I don’t think any one can go through life without running into some bad luck at times. I have had some major good luck actually-and count my blessings every day that I lived through a heart attacK!
I wrote about Bethea, before too. Every e-mail she sends has a product that adds up to about $90 a day that I must have to change my luck which is my true destiny and birth rite to have according to my Astral chart, the cosmos and destiny. I have received her emails every day since Feb with a promise she will help me become a multi-millionaire. Although I like the thought of that if I purchased all these must have trinkets at $90 a day every day for the 75 days of emails I have received that comes to $6,750. I haven’t spent a dime on Bethea. Maria’s promises are the same and since her Tarot readings were only $29 and I had a girl friend who did Tarot readings but never did one for me, I decided to see what one was like. Same general stuff. What worries me is she or Hong Kong or Gibralter has my credit card info now, so wondering if any body has run into any problems resulting
from that kind of stuff? One more thing I have to summarize another offer Maria makes to bring me a life of wealth and and good fortune for $29 is a promise to sit on the Princes chair of stone personally so St. Michael, whose chair that is will favor me personally because she has the power to ask it of him. Well I found through research the chair is real and it is on an island called Mount St. Michael
in Cornwall, England. However, to get there you have to charter a boat and have purchased a ticket to visit the castle that is also there. She would also have to travel to Cornwall from wherever she is coming from, possibly Wisconsin as she gives a Wisconsin address at the very bottom of her website. So all she wants is $29 from me for something that could cost her hundreds to perform which she says will be a collaborative effort between her, 7 Maji and St. Michael. I should have stopped following her when she had a vision of a feminine figure that appeared to her on her wall that she identified as Lady Luck who naturally appeared for my benefit. So in conclusion I will say that who ever Maria really is I do believe she has a real talent which is a wild imagination and she should be using her gift in Hollywood where it belongs-Fred
Thank you so much. I’ve been dealing with Maria for a few months now she hasn’t gotten much out of me thank God. And I was about to give her more when I thought finally my brain kicked in to check her out on the internet. I so appreciate your help in this. I would like to find a real true psychic medium however you want to put it to help me with the many things I’m going through right now. Do you recommend anyone in particular?
I recently had a free reading with this lady and keeps sending me threatening email concerning some evil spirit working against me etc…
For example, the following email:
“The Tarot said you would need the help of an outside element to guide you onto the path to Happiness. And it’s true! Because no matter where you think the harmful influence might be coming from, you can’t fight it on your own!
I can’t tell you often enough – it’s impossible to combat the evil eye, or a spell cast because of jealousy, envy, or a desire for vengeance, all on your own. Your 3-Card Tarot made that very clear!
…, it was Destiny that made you contact me at just the right time. I, Maria, your friend and one of the most famous Psychic Tarot Experts on all five continents, will put my knowledge and all my powers to work for you, starting now. Destiny has made me the outside element you need to extricate yourself from a bad situation. I can free you from the harm that surrounds you, and from all the negative vibrations that are imprisoning you in a spiral of failure which leads straight to hell!”
I think of reporting this person to the police.