Fort Lauderdale, FL- If you drive by a psychic shop in Fort Lauderdale, on SW Fourth Avenue, you will see a large banner in the front. The banner states that a fake psychic scammed you if you paid for their services before March 2012. The banner reads as follows:
Out of curiosity, a reporter called this number to see what this was all about. “The lady was doing fraud over here, so we put up a sign,” said Dewey Evans, who answered the phone. Evans stated that the previous owner, whom he and his nephew Mitchell bought the business from for $10,000. However, he did not tell him they were three months behind on rent and that there was a foreclosure on the building.
Evans and Mitchell bought the building intending to continue to operate a psychic shop in it. Somebody knowingly sold Evans the business without informing him that the rent was behind and that it faced foreclosure. According to the county property records list, Deutsche Bank Trust is the owner. The phone number connected to this account is for a person named “Psychic Ava,” who still operates a psychic business over the phone and online.
A Suspicious Woman Answered The Reporters Phone Call
A woman answered when the reporter called the “Psychic Ava” number. She never officially said that yes, she is Psychic Ava, but she also never denied being her, which seems strange. She claimed no information about what was happening and said, “Good luck tracking them down,” perhaps referring to the primary people who sold the business to Evans.
Evan says, “If they ripped us off, I’m sure they ripped off other people.” That prompted him to make a banner and hang it up for display in front of his building. He states that he is looking for complaints so he can file criminal charges, not a civil suit, as one would think. Even though some people may believe that all psychics are, in one way or another, frauds, Evans disagrees.
In his opinion, “they’re supposed to be a counselor for people who have problems. To calm them down, like a psychologist.” This story is an excellent example of someone who was ripped off and did something about it instead of hiding it out of embarrassment. If you suspect a Psychic is a fraud, let people know!