Although Maria Duval is probably one of the most infamous phony psychics, that certainly does not mean she is the only one. There is an entire network of scamming psychics who want to trick you out of your money, which is why I like to bring them to light on my blog. A lot of these other scamming psychics can actually be linked backed directly to the Duval organization,
One of these supposed ‘psychics’ is an elderly lady named Laetizia who asserts that she comes from a long line of psychics on her family’s little Mediterranean island. Then there is a young woman named Alisha who wears bright saris and states that she has helped thousands of individuals fix their problems. The last one we will talk about is Rinalda, also a young woman who claims to have received her psychic abilities after suffering from a horrible bout of appendicitis and falling into a coma.
On the websites of all three of these self-proclaimed psychics, it states that they can help anyone find love or win money, exactly like the letters Maria Duval would send to people in the $200 million mail fraud case.
Another, pretty significant, thing they all have in common is the fact that through domain registrations you can trace all three websites back to a man named Martin Dettling from Switzerland. Dettling happens to be a defendant in the U.S government lawsuit that helped shut down the Maria Duval scam. Attempts to contact Dettling have been unsuccessful.
It also turns out that Dettling is not the only individual connected to the Duval scheme that operates their own psychic business. Digging further in, it was discovered that there are actually a large number of strangely similar psychic businesses.
Even though the languages and faces are different, all of them have the same model. Some of them even use nearly identical letters and websites. Most telling is the fact that a lot of these businessmen involved in these schemes even worked with the creators of the Duval scheme at one point or another.
The U.S government named another group of psychics- Sandra Rochefort, Nicholas Chakan, David Phild, and Antonia Donera- in a lawsuit that was filed the same exact day that they filed the alleged mail fraud case against Duval.
According to the lawsuit, the company behind these scams has a connection with Duval. Niels Christensen is listed as the CEO on the New York company’s business filings. He is also listed as the director of Astroforce in the U.S but he was not named in the lawsuit. When previous Infogest employees were questioned about Christensen, they said that many years ago he was a top official at the company. When the only working number found for Christensen was called, a male answered the phone but refused to either confirm or deny that it was he. Whoever it was that answered did make sure to clarify that he was not involved with Infogest or Duval’s organization.
Last but not least there is “world famous” French psychic Anne Chamfort. We found it interesting that the Russian company listed on the Annechamfort.com domain registration is the same exact company that owns the Russian website domain for Duval.
Chamfort’s website is not currently active, but her name has been around for decades. A former Astroforce employee that was spoken to stated that that name was one of three psychic personas Mailland created. Similar to the Duval scam, there is a lady calling herself Chamfort who is traversing the world with her supposed psychic predictions. It seems that she is currently focusing on scamming Vietnam. Media reports state that she showed up there last week.
After news of the Duval scam came to light and were spoken about all over the Internet, an anonymous woman came forth with information. The tipster claimed to work for a direct marketing company that is based out of Moscow and which sent letters and psychic readings signed by Chamfort.
The woman stated that it was very obvious that the Chamfort letters were an identical copy of the Duval letters and that currently they are being sent out to Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam, and the Philippines, but that in some of these countries different names are being used. “Anne Chamfort’s letters are just copy-paste versions of Duval’s letters, translated from French in Moscow I believe,” said the tipster. “Take out Duval’s photos and stick in Chamfort’s.”
According to investigators, Duval’s letters have allegedly brought in hundreds of millions of dollars from the world’s most defenseless people- those who are sick, financially struggling, and the elderly. Our fear is that one of these psychics will luck out and become the next international psychic sensation and scam even more unsuspecting people out of their hard earned money. Please, please stay away from any of the ‘psychics’ that have been named here.