I’ve been asked a few times now for my opinion on a psychic who calls herself Maria Loren Angel Visionary. I’d never heard of her before being asked by my readers but I decided it would be a good idea to look into her. A lot of people have been receiving emails from her so I wanted to know if she was legitimate or not before I recommended her.
I like to be fair when reviewing psychics and psychic services, despite what my initial impression of them might be. I make it a point to dig deep and find out the truth. Sometimes this is difficult because fake psychics can be pretty convincing and good at covering up their tracks, but sometimes it’s just too easy.
That was the case with Maria Loren. It didn’t take me long to see warning signs and red flags once I landed on her website.
On her “about” section on the website, she mentions that her and a sister named Sophia Loren (yes, just like the famous actress) are well-trained in Tarot reading. While Sophia kept with the Tarot cards, Maria claims that she felt more connected to Angel Cards and Guardian Angel cards versus the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.
She states that this has been the way she has been communicating with her Guardian Angel for the past 25 years.
She is very big on the fact that everyone has one or more Guardian Angels looking over us every day and that they have all the answers we seek if we just stop and ask them.
While I don’t disagree with this, in fact I agree that authentic psychic readers and mediums are able to speak to these spirits, I just don’t feel that Maria Loren is one of them.
Here are some of the reasons I don’t recommend Maria Loren Angel Visionary for authentic psychic readings:
Red Flag #1- Extremely Generic Material And Not Enough Personal Information
She has a section explaining all about archangels, angel readings, and a short little blog which is pretty normal for a psychic website. What immediately caught my attention as not being normal however was that she asks you to complete a “short quiz” first and foremost.
I didn’t have the option to click on it yet (I’m guessing this comes after you pay her for a reading) but I did click on the tab to “request my Guardian Angel’s name and message.”
It asked me 3 questions; Whether I have seen repeated numbers, coins, feathers or crystals. Whether I have smelled sweet scents, felt touched, heard muffled voices, or felt significant temperature changes. Lastly, it asked me what I was trying to improve in my life- love, wealth or health.
I answered that I had not experienced any of the things on questions 1 and 2 and for the 3rd I answered ‘love’ because I had to choose something.
Despite me saying I had not experienced any of those signs of an angel trying to reach me, the results came back as “based on your answers, it appears that an Angel has been trying to reach out to you.”
This tells me that everyone is given the exact same response, regardless of what their answers are! How is that for personalized advice??
I submitted my date of birth, name and email address as requested and a message came up saying to give them 24 hours to have the name of my Guardian Angel. Nowhere on the website was there a phone number I could call or a chat box where I could speak directly to her.
All is done via email with Maria Loren which I do not believe results in a true psychic reading, but more on that later.
Almost every psychic I’ve ever talked to has a defining moment in their life when they realize they are different than other people. It can happen when they’re children, teens or as adults but it is usually a very clear and vivid memory for them.
Whether it was their first prediction, their first vision, or their first time seeing a spirit. Maria doesn’t mention anything personal in her bio about herself to convince me she has any special abilities.
Red Flag #2- She Only Gives Readings Through Email
During my time reviewing psychics, I have learned to never trust “psychics” who only do readings by email. I need to talk to a psychic on the phone, through instant chat, or video chat because nothing can replace a real-time discussion.
As I mentioned earlier, there was no option to speak to Maria directly on her website. How am I supposed to trust that I’m talking to an actual psychic if the only form of communication is email? A true psychic will want to make a connection with you then and there.
Genuine and talented psychics know they are gifted and are not afraid to use their abilities in real time. They have nothing to hide and they don’t need “24 hours” to come up with things about you. They can get a feel for you, your emotions, your energy then and there by communicating with you instantly.
They will want to speak to you and be able to get your answers and input while having a conversation. I can share my thoughts, ideas and concerns with them, and they can reflect and give me personalized answers. Emails are very one-sided and I truly don’t believe they can ever result in a genuine reading.
After about 24 hours, my inbox was spammed with back-to-back emails by Maria. Her readings were very repetitive and could have applied to anyone. They told me that I was feeling confused or stuck and that if I followed her “angelic plan” I could get the answers I’m looking for from my Guardian Angel.
Several of the following emails say that she has received a very urgent message from my Guardian Angel and that when I am ready, she will give me all the details. I would have to pay her to receive this message
Aside from paying her to give me my Guardian Angel’s urgent messages, I also had the option to pay her $143.99 (or $123.99 if I paid in full) to send her a prayer request that she can take with her on her visit to the Lourdes Shrine. She tells me that my prayer will be received by thousands and that miracles have been known to take place there.
That seems pretty steep for supposedly taking a piece of paper with you and turning it in at the shrine. I just couldn’t shake the feeling that this was one gigantic scam but I kept digging.
Red Flag #3- Her And Her Website Are Owned And Operated By A Personality Marketing Company
While looking further into this supposed psychic, I discovered that her website is owned and operated by a company called ‘123 Personality Pte. Ltd.’ They are doing business as AngelVisionary.com.
I did a web search for 123 Personality Pte. Ltd. and came upon their website. The very first thing I read on the home page was “WE ARE THE LEADING PROVIDER OF NEW AGE PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS IN AMERICA.” They claim that they empower millions of everyday Americans with personalized insights.
Then they have a section telling companies why they should work with them, and their reason was:
“123P is your Customer Acquisition Partner. We can match your product with our evergreen, fast-growing audience.”
They then went on to state that businesses in the four industries below choose them and why:They have a testimonial from a business owner who says that her business had spent thousands of dollars in email marketing, had exhausted their email lists, and were having a hard time finding new email lists they could buy.
She claims 123P helped them acquire more names and email addresses that they could (essentially) spam and they were able to get more people to buy their health supplements.
As if this weren’t enough, towards the end of their home page they proudly state that they are able to get results for businesses because:
“Unlike other companies, our list is not bulked up with names from countries outside of the United States and UK, nor with younger demographics. Instead, we focus on quality. 80% of our database is made up of the Baby Boomer generation in the United States.
Why? Simple. Because the baby boomer generation continues to be the wealthiest generation in USA history, controlling over 70% of the entire county’s disposable income. A highly engaged list, with more disposable income means more sales for you.”
Wow, just wow… I was shocked by reading this. They are so blunt and make it very clear that they are in the business of targeting wealthy “baby boomers” (anyone born between 1946 and 1964) and selling their information and email addresses to businesses. These companies then spam people’s inboxes and try to sell things to them.
I thought it was interesting how 123P pride themselves on not selling email addresses for people outside of the United States and the UK but they themselves are based out of Singapore. Their address is listed as:
123 Personality Pte. Ltd.
C/O Angel Visionary
45B Temple St. Singapore 058590
So… is this a psychic service or an email selling business? The answer is pretty clear to me now. Maria Loren Angel Visionary (and her sister Sophia Loren) aren’t real people, much less real psychics.
They are made up characters created solely for tricking people into paying them for “psychic advice.” Even the image of Maria Loren is purchased from a stock image company. Here is she in a magazine article about skin where her image was also purchased by the stock image company: There is nothing real about this Angel Visionary in the slightest.
Red Flag #4- The Misuse Of Personal Information And Private Details
This final red flag is the ‘pièce de résistance’ in my opinion. I was shocked when I learned of their shady practices.
When you get an email reading from Maria Loren, 123 Personality Pte. Ltd. has access to all communication between you and “her.” That makes sense and isn’t surprising considering they are the ones who created and own Maria’s persona.
The shocking part is that they then sort all customers by what they’ve shared with Maria and sell this information to the companies that pay them for email addresses!
For example, I pay Maria for a reading and we’re emailing back and forth. I tell her that I have 3 children and that I’m worried about the health of one of my daughters. Her and her husband have been trying to have a baby for years and haven’t succeeded.
123P now has this information and they sell it to a business that specializes in fertility predictors, ovulation aids, supplements, etc. My email gets spammed by them and I buy these products in an effort to help my daughter.
Another example would be that I share with “Maria” that I am diabetic and guess what? Next thing I know I’m getting emails about the newest diabetes medications, supplements and diet aids! It’s such a violation of privacy and confidentiality.
Personally, when I call to speak to a psychic for advice, I share a lot of very private information and intimate details about my life. I need to know that I can trust the psychic who is being given this information!
This is one of the biggest reasons I only go through the trusted psychic networks on my reviews page. I have never had any issues with them or fear that anything I share with them is being recorded and sold to a business.
This unethical business model is the way 123P is able to get so many email addresses and sell them to businesses broken down by demographics and statistics.
These businesses pay 123P top dollar for these email addresses because they are so specific and personalized. This makes it easier for the business to engage with the customer and results in more sales of whatever service or product they’re pushing.
So essentially, 123 Personality Pte. Ltd. is using the “psychic” readings with Maria as an actual personality test! Maria is just the vessel through which they get all your personal details. Likes, dislikes, family makeup, household habits, work field, health status, financial information, etc. This is just wrong on so many levels.
Not only are they using people’s private conversations to gather information about them and selling it, they are actually getting paid to do this! The money their customers pay them to speak to the psychic, receive special messages, request prayers, etc. is just one source of income for them. They also make money when they sell our personal details to other businesses for top dollar!
After everything I read and discovered about this supposed psychic, I can now say with 100% certainty that Maria Loren Angel Visionary and her “sister” Sophia Loren are a psychic scam. A very smart and unique one, but a scam nonetheless.
I urge anyone thinking about paying Maria or her sister Sophia Loren for a psychic reading to please keep your money and stay away from her, her website, her emails, and her services!
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