Read Members Of Marks Family Plead Guilty To Stealing $25 Million In Fraudulent Psychic Scheme and Jury Finds Psychic Rose Marks Guilty In $25 Million Fraud Case for more on this family of scamming “psychics.”
Fort Lauderdale, FL- A family of supposed “psychics” living in Florida attempt to raise money to pay for their legal defenses after being accused of running a $40 million scam via Twitter.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinal, Rose Marks, the head of the Marks family group of psychics, is asking celebrities for help through Twitter.
She’s reached out to several stars, including Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Joel Osteen, Suze Orman, Donald Trump, and Oprah Winfrey. She’s asking them for donations towards the significant legal finances they face to defend themselves.
In an interview last Wednesday, Marks told reporters that she hopes the celebrities will help her family pay for their legal fees. She’s also asking for help paying their current living expenses. The family has been unable to work as psychics ever since their scams were exposed.
“I haven’t got anything… nothing yet, but I’m working on it. I’m trying. I don’t know any other way [to raise money],” Marks said.
Prosecutors are accusing her and nine other family members of preying on customers at their psychic services business located in Fort Lauderdale and defrauding them of $40 million. They were arrested and are now facing federal charges.
The federal charges state that Marks and her family lied to their clients multiple times. They made their victims believe they had curses placed on them.
They claimed to have the power to remove curses, chase away evil spirits, predict the future, and cure various diseases. The family took their victim’s money, jewelry, and other valuable items they owned as payment.
Fortunately, the authorities have banned the Marks family from working as spiritual healers, fortune-tellers, psychics, etc., pending their case.
This particular article really burns me up inside. This family of psychic frauds has stolen over $40 million from victims! Now their asking celebrities to help pay for their legal defense? How absurd! I hope they throw the book at these people.