Have you received emails from someone named ‘Padre, the Messenger of the Angels?’ My inbox was being flooded by him before I reported all contact from him as spam. I looked him up and checked out his website before coming to that conclusion.
Here is my review for Padre and the reasons why I do not recommend him to anyone looking for true psychic advice.
1st Red Flag- Website Does Not Have Any Information or History About Padre
When I first landed on his website, I couldn’t help but notice how pushy it was towards paying for things! The very first thing you see is a big block where you can request “your first free angel reading” and then the next two slides are links for buying some of his books.
That automatically put me off. I clicked on the “Who is Padre?” section to see if I could get actual helpful information about him.
He states very clearly that he is not a priest. He claims to be just a basic guy who has been gifted as a Medium and who can speak to angels. He was nicknamed Padre as a young kid by his family because of his abilities and how he would always dress in all black and was constantly praying.
That’s literally the only personal information we get from him at this point. He goes on to say that he wants to speak with me today to help me with my problems; whether they’re financial, romantic, or luck related.
One line in particular made me chuckle- where he says “It was not chance that led you here and inspired you to consult me. It was because you decided, ‘I need help to solve my personal problems as soon as possible.’”
Um, I hate to break it to him but I was not there because I decided that I needed his help, I was there because he wouldn’t stop emailing me with promises of fixing my life!
I knew that if I was getting his emails, so were many other unsuspecting victims so I needed to see what his deal was.
The fact that he quickly changed the subject from himself to trying to convince me to connect with my guardian angel was my first red flag. In order for me to trust a psychic, I need to have more information about their abilities, skills, talents, gifts, specialties, experience, etc.
Authentic psychics work hard every single day to verify their abilities and not be mistaken as fake. Padre did nothing to assure me of his skills or convince me that he has any sort of talent. This is one of the biggest reasons I stopped wasting my time with these emailing psychics!
2nd Red Flag- The Website Feels Very Deceitful
The website looks professional enough and even has a little angel blog on it, but as I mentioned earlier, there’s no actual heart to it. It’s full of links and blocks designed to push you into purchasing something or signing up for his services.
A lot of repeated messages throughout, and some testimonies whose writers appear to be fake stock images. I just feel like there’s a lot of trickery and deception on Padre’s website. Even his ‘about me’ page was intended to trick me.
I thought I would get useful information and background about him but instead I got a couple lines and a whole lot of sales tactics urging me to try a free reading for my problems.
Whoever was in charge of picking the image to represent Padre did a good job though, I’ll give them that. They chose a photo of a man who looks gentle, wise, and caring. He looks like a loving grandfather who you’d come to for comfort or a caring school teacher.
I believe that his whole image and persona is based off of an Italian Saint named Saint Padre Pio. He was said to have worn black, prayed constantly, and was known as ‘The Angel of the Highway.’
I don’t have definitive proof that this image isn’t actually Padre Guardian Angel and that he has nothing to do with running this website, but I am wholeheartedly convinced that it’s not.
3rd Red Flag- Padre’s Site Is Owned By A Digital Marketing Company And Not By A Psychic
During my time researching and reviewing other psychic scams, I learned about online digital marketing companies whose whole business is to create and market these fake psychic websites. A very common one that I’ve run into a lot is called New Lotus Web Ltd. based out of Gibraltar.
There are hundreds of them though, and they are always based out of either Gibraltar or Hong Kong! They’re always foreign countries who target and market directly to the Western world. The company that owns Padre’s site is called Sesam Limited and they list two different addresses:
30/F Tower 2
Metroplaza 223 Hing Fond Road
Kwai Chung, NT, Hong Kong
8A Pitmans Alley
Main Street, Gibraltar
The second Gibraltar address is the same exact address for a different psychic scam I reviewed before called Maria Medium. The company that owns her website and persona is called Mediaweb Limited so it’s interesting that this one has different name but identical address. The same goes for Angela Guardian Angel And Celeste Angelic Medium…
I noticed that Sesam Ltd, Padre’s website, was based out of Great Britain from 2009 until 2011. That must have been when they switched to do their business out of a foreign country with more lax laws and less protection for their customers.
Gibraltar is known for being a shady country to conduct business out of so, unless you’re trying to get away with something, there’s really no reason to operate from there. This just makes it even harder for me to trust Padre and his services.
4th Red Flag- His Shady Promotional Tactics
The idea that you could be sent an angel reading free of charge sounds pretty great, right? Well, make no mistake- nothing is ever free when it comes to these scamming psychics. “Free” is just a way to get you to release your personal information, such as your gender, date of birth, relationship status, etc.
I signed up for the free reading to see what I would receive and I didn’t get a reading at all at first. All I got in exchange for my personal details was the supposed name of my guardian angel (which is Ariel, in case you’re wondering.)
Knowing a lot about how the psychic fraud game works, my feeling is that they send the cheesy response to your email first, to see who actually opens it and then they can focus on making things up that might resonate for that person.
That way it’s a lot easier for them to convince you to give them your money. They lump you into a group based off what you answered for gender, age, residency and things like that.
5th Red Flag- The Unethical Content Of Padre’s Emails And Readings
Nobody should ever use fear tactics on you to pressure you into paying for their services. I’ve always believed that and always will based off of what I’ve learned throughout the years. I was so upset to see that this is Padre’s tactic.
He uses trigger words and creates a sense of worry and unease throughout his emails. He’s not the first fake psychic that has done this and he certainly won’t be the last!
This is the reason I started my blog- to try and keep as many people as aware as possible when it comes to choosing the right psychic for them.
Never trust anyone who tells you that you have a curse or a spell placed on you. That is a huge warning signal and you should mark them as spam or report them if you’ve already paid them.
6th Red Flag- The Photos Of The Customers Who Supposedly Left Testimonials Are All Stock Images
I touched on this subject earlier but wanted to go into more detail about what I mean. While I can’t prove beyond a doubt that the testimonials themselves are fake and made up, I can assure you that the photos of the alleged testimonial writer are all stock photos that the company paid for and is passing them off as their own from companies such as Shutterstock.com.
Sure, they could be authentic testimonials and they’re using stock images to represent the customer since they don’t ask the customers for pictures of themselves, but I highly doubt that.
I would be more likely to believe him and his services if he just had the testimonials without any pictures because at least that’s more real and honest. Or he could mention that the testimonials are real but let us know that the photos are not of them. This is just another little lie that keeps me from believing anything else about him.
7th Red Flag- The Massive Amount Of Complaints Against Him
If you check out Padre’s reviews on websites such as Sitejabber.com and Scamguard.com you’ll find an overwhelming amount of negative feedback! The people have spoken and they are not happy with him at all.
A lot of them have the same complaint- that he sent them messages and that they were convinced to pay for readings because the messages were scary and that they were unhappy with the readings they bought. They all wanted a refund and for the website to be shut down.
Some of the customers were scammed out of hundreds of dollars, some just paid the one-time fee of $69.99, and some kept getting debited automatically from their bank account when they weren’t supposed to!
8th Red Flag- Is He Even A Real Person Or Just Digitally Created?
As I mentioned before, his website is owned and operated by a marketing company and there is no way to verify that Padre exists or is a real person. It is my honest belief that “Padre” is completely made up and his readings and other communications are actually created by a computer and not a psychic.
Companies can create auto-bots to automatically do and say anything they would like them to. They can take the personal information you give them and create a whole speech about you that’s completely automated and generic.
A lot of the people complaining said they found out they received the same exact reading from Padre that their friend received, just with their names changed.
I personally do not want to get a reading done by a machine. I reach out to psychics when I’m going through a tough time, when I need answers and advice, etc. They are always sensitive and intimate topics and I need to know that the person I’m spilling my heart out to is an actual person with psychic gifts!
The reason I love the psychic sites listed on my reviews page is because they have reputable psychics that have been tested and verified. They go through various tests and background checks and are very particular about who they trust to bring on as readers with their company.
The reviews and testimonials on these sites are all 100% real and their satisfaction guarantee is wonderful.
There is so much I don’t trust about Padre’s website but the bottom line is that I highly suggest you stay away from him and his services.
Nothing on his website comes off to me as genuine or trustworthy and the content of his readings are despicable to say the least.
Save yourself the hassle and avoid him at all costs. You deserve to talk to authentic, trustworthy psychics like the ones below who will provide you with genuine readings and amazing intuitive guidance.