Ok, first things first, don’t blame yourself. Too many people blame themselves, and it’s not your fault. Most psychics take advantage of people when they are at their most vulnerable. That is how the scam works; believe me, I’ve been there. Sadly the Internet is full of psychic scams these days. I’m alerted to a new one at least twice a week now.
First thing to remember is not to panic. Just about everything can be undone, but you have to act quickly. So put aside the “who is to blame” for a minute and roll up your sleeves so you can fix this problem.
What To Do Immediately
First, you have to stop communicating with the scam artist, or communicating with them in any way. You must do this! If it means you have to change your phone number, then do it. If you are still communicating with the scam artist, then there is very little you can do. Cut it off no matter what sort of threats they make.
Cancel Any Form Of Payment That Hasn’t Cleared
If you gave them your credit card number notify your bank to deny any charges from them. You want to try and recover as much money as you can. If they have your bank account information, social security number or drivers license numbers you need to notify all of them that you have been a victim of fraud. They can then notify you of any suspicious activity and prevent the scam artist from cleaning you out!
Contact Your Local Police Department
Give them as much information as you can. I made the mistake of not calling the police when I got scammed; learn from my mistake. Most of the time the police can file charges. These are called “crimes of confidence.”
Be sure to mention that phrase to the police. Sometimes the police won’t be able to help you immediately, but please file the report anyway. It may help someone else in the future or help the police put them in jail for a long time when they do finally catch them.
Contact The Internet Crime Complaints Center For Online Psychics
The Internet Crime Complaints Center is operated by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations. On there website there is a form you can submit to report the crime. Tell them what happened, where you found their website, and any other information you can recall.
Contact the Federal Trade Commission also. If you don’t report it, other people could get scammed just like you. These are necessary steps that help bring these criminals to justice.
Don’t Blame Yourself!
Con artists are very good at what they do. It’s their “job” after all. We need a little advice and understanding once in a while, and sometimes we’re too trusting. After all, giving people the benefit of doubt is human nature. You had no idea they were going to take advantage of you.
Once you’ve learned that you can’t trust a specific psychic, do everyone else a favor and leave them a review. Do an internet search for psychic review websites and leave negative feedback in as many places as possible. Sharing your experience helps others not fall victim to them.
Not all psychics are scam artists. Many con-men and women use astrology and the guise of psychic ability to fool unsuspecting victims. Most psychics genuinely want to help you on your journey through life, so keep searching for that psychic with who you can build a connection. For trustworthy psychics that have already been reviewed, click here.