Psychic and Fortune Tellers Are Scammers

A quick break here from security and security solutions to include you in on a little secret.

People all over the world, in addition to people I know and love spend money (sometimes mine) on “readings” thinking they are getting inside information on something such as an unforeseen life event or drummed up answers to questions about the past.

Mostly, the motivations behind a “normal” person going to a fortune teller or psychic are purely for fun. I have been to a few in the past, often pulled in while walking a boardwalk at a touristy event or when someone brings a psychic to a party to bring the party up a notch.

Generally the psychic provides a degree of information that when told, gets the listeners attention because the “inside info” couldn’t possibly be known otherwise.

But that inside information is often generic, or standard. Meaning chances are “there is a family member you are having a very difficult time with” and “you love them and have tried to patch things up but can’t” and “they just don’t understand you”


One psychic told me she saw “red blood” in my future “from a type of accident”. I was wearing a leather vest with a long leave shirt that said “Harley Davidson” and carrying a helmet. She was insightful.

So when people get sucked into this they will often get rolled into spending more money to get more information so the fortune teller can solve all their problems.

Recent news of an educational foundation of sorts offered up a million dollar challenge to anyone who could prove they are a psychic. Nobody has taken the bait. Know why? Because anyone who takes the challenge would be discredited on a national stage.

Just this week in Florida a family of multi million dollar fortune tellers were arrested for using magic tricks claiming they were talking to the dead, and curing disease. Victims were giving up luxury cars, cash and gold coins to have the scammers fix all their problems.

There is a scam for everyone. Everyone is a mark, it’s just a matter of finding that persons scam spot.

PS, there is no such thing as UFO’s or ghosts either. Since billions of people now carry smartphones that record pictures and videos we have yet to see a ghost or UFO on camera.

Robert Siciliano personal and home security specialist to Home Security Source discussing scammers and thieves on The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch. Disclosures.

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