These Fraudulent ‘Psychics’ Have Been Linked To The Maria Duval Empire Of Psychic Scams

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 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.



Angela Moore founded Psychic Review Online in 2008 after being scammed out of her life savings by a psychic con artist. Since then she has devoted her time to rooting out the frauds and helping people find a real psychic reader.

  1. Anne chamfort is using one the shopping online – the home catalogue shopping. I ordered and paid through bank to send me her readings and a piece of crystal worth 1,300 and another pendant not 1300 also worth of total 3,600. Her readings not happened. Fake

  2. There should be more articles like this one out in the world-wide web (Thank you to the author)! … I have had an exceedingly strange experience with such online psychics, however… Rinalda is one of five who have contacted me randomly somehow… To tell you the truth – they have all been amazingly, astoundingly, remarkably accurate in some of their readings!! I am a private, skeptical athiest and am overly wary of scam artists in all forms… Yet I can’t help concluding that some of these psychics are real and profoundly gifted, even though they do definitely seem to be a part of a larger conniving, greedy, dispicable organisation. Nonetheless – psychic or not – Do we really need someone to tell us about ourself and our very own life? Do you need others to make life choices and life changes on your behalf? No! We all have untold intelligence and insights; we all have the ability for extra awareness and forethought. My advice for anyone trapped in the temptation to succumb to these questionable psychics: Keep your head held high, your feet on the ground, believe in your own abilities and write your own destiny. That is the most self-assurance you can get 😉

    • Excellent advice Carrie. Psychics are merely guides that can help you on your path, help you see where your current path is taking you. Its most certainly up to you to choose a path. No one knows you better than you!

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