How to Spot a Fake Online Psychic

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By Stella Bracwel | 7th November 2018
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The internet can often be a dark and mysterious place where scammers are abundant and in case of online psychic services, there are plenty. With the number of websites with false information and fake psychics, finding a proper psychic and avoiding being cheated is basically like finding a needle in a haystack. Not only is it time-consuming, but taking an unknown bait can even be hazardous, since they may ask for personal details.

In order to save you from the hassle of such scammers and potential risks, and also to save your time for reading unwanted and unnecessary junks, we bring forth an article to suggest a few simple actions which you can consider taking.

1. Using Reputed Websites and Apps

It is wise to have a background check on the service that you are exploring, and thereby you can take cross out possible fake platforms. While doing background research check to see if the service provider uses advanced technology, has a customer service rep and was developed in a good lawful country. An app that does not meet such criteria might not be the best option to go for.

To dwell in deeper, you can try surfing the website and exploring what the website has to offer, for instance, how long has it been in action? Do they giveaway psychic advice about any random person or do you they have different filters? The more reading categories (career, romance, friendship, etc.) a site offers and also the reading methods (astrology, spirit connections etc.) it follows will help strengthen its legitimacy. Basically, the better organized the platform is, the greater its reliability.

2. Spot the Scammer

The rule of thumb in spotting a scammer online is just like how you would do so in the real world- by paying attention to detail. A real psychic would tend to have a lot of valid information on their profile, starting from their display picture to their bios, and would also try to sound as authentic as possible. A real psychic would often tend to carry out psychic tasks and point out about specific details which they were taught in class or mention other psychics once in a while, and most importantly, be passionate about their work.

Be aware of a psychic’s choice of words and how they portray themselves. Someone who is fake would exaggerate hoping to sell themselves but a real psychic, on the other hand, would not oversell his credibility. Be careful of whether the psychic uses general statements and double-headed sentences or refers to a few successful experiences. Opt for psychics who are friendly and humble, but don’t be too gullible.

3. Their Method of Practice

Different psychics have different approaches to get readings. Ask your psychic what their preferred method is. If your psychics isn’t a liar, he/she will be honest with you and let you know of what technique they will use to draw your readings. Some might even use a plethora of methods and it is often important for you to comply with what they ask you to do. So it’s better to clear the air before you begin and ask them of their school of thought. If you are lucky and if your psychic is truly transparent, hopefully, you will find everything in their bios.

4. Check for Reviews

Almost all authentic websites, such as Kasamba, Keen, etc. will provide a rating for their psychics. Therefore, before you start getting to know about your future, get to know about the person who will be predicting it. Go through the feedback of previous clients and see what they had to say about that particular psychic. If a psychic or a platform does not provide any negative feedback or rating, chances are the reviews have been edited. The presence of negative comments shows the honesty of the company.

Earlier we mentioned not to fall for exaggerations. However, if you do come across exaggerations in the reviews, understand that these were by clients who were overwhelmed with excitement with their readings, meaning the psychic may actually be one worth going to.

Also, try finding websites that rank their psychics based on their ratings and reputations. Thus you easily get the best one at the get-go and save a lot of time. Chances are that number one ranked psychic may be all you need since other people found the service to their liking.

5. Test your Psychic

One trick you can try on the psychic before they try anything on you is by not revealing yourself on the onset by using the anonymous chat option. As a result, you do not let them judge you based on your looks, the way you speak or how you act. If he/she is truly a psychic, it shouldn’t bother them. Thus you not only get a reading but also an assessment of the quality of the psychic.

If you do happen to face your psychic, refrain from giving them any clue about yourself. A lot can be said about you from the looks of the clothes you wear, the things you speak and how you speak, and also from your background. Therefore, wear plain clothes if possible while also having a plain background and talking as little as possible, only when necessary. If your psychic is asking way too many questions, they are probably trying to fish for answers because they have no psychic ability.

6. Check for Free Minutes

If you are using a reputed website it should offer you free minutes whenever you are introduced to a new psychic. Thus you are allowed to moments for the reader to get to know you better. Scammers are unlikely to provide such a service. If you are happy with the free session, go for a paid service later on.

7. Look out for customer service

An authentic platform should also give you the opportunity to call customer service just like Asknow does. Feel free to contact them and let them know details about the type of reading you want, from your reading category to the reading method you would like. Not having a customer service might seem suspicious since popular companies would want to potential clients to contact them in any way possible.

To Summarize

Now that you know how to spot a scammer, what are you waiting for? On a quite related note, if you do find a compatible psychic, bookmark the page for future use. That way you won’t have to search for a psychic again but will only be a click away. Enjoy the readings!

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Stella Bracwel
Stella is a fashion blogger and crypto-investor, who also happens to be a dating expert as well. She is a traveller who has taken up writing as a full-time profession, so she can always do her job and have fun on the go. With her vast array of knowledge, Stella could get you hitched as well as rich so keep an eye out for her articles! Read more.
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  1. Super interesting! I had no idea there was so much to consider with finding a decent psychic online. Thanks a lot guys!

  2. I nearly got scammed by some idiot on Kasamba who tried to charge me way more money than I would usually pay!