How do you spot a fake psychic medium or scam artist?
There are certain ways you can spot them, but let me start by just saying, there are not as many fakes out there as people believe. Yes, they exist. This is why you’ve got to watch out for them.
The problem is, it’s very difficult for most people to recognize a phony, fraud, or scam artist if they’re not real familiar with getting readings from psychics and mediums, from legitimate ones.
So I’m just going to tell you a little bit about what you can watch out for. First of all, they’re going to ask a lot of leading questions. Some people call this fishing or cold reading. They’re going to ask you a lot of questions that they shouldn’t be asking. Really, the best psychics and mediums are telling you information and the only question they should be asking you is, do you understand the information that I’m telling you?
So they can ask you that question. They want to make sure that you can acknowledge the information that they’re giving you so that they’re on the right track and that you’re understanding everything. But they shouldn’t be asking you like, “Who has cancer?”
Like that’s a very leading question because most of us knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer in our life. When you ask an open-ended question like that, you’re going to think, “Oh wow, that psychic is really good. They knew that somebody in my life had cancer.”
And then you go and tell them who that is and they’ll use that information that you tell them in order to make the reading better. That’s what the fakes are doing. So the first thing is they’re going to ask a lot of leading questions.
They’re also going to have a lot of misses. Now I talk about hits and misses, hits meaning things that they get right; misses being things that they got wrong. There’s going to be a lot more misses and very few hits, and the hits that they give you are not going to be compelling hits.
Now compelling hits, these are things that the psychic or medium cannot possibly have known about you because they don’t know you, they’re a stranger to you. They’re giving you information that they couldn’t know and the more detail the better.
I often use an example I had in the very first reading I ever had the medium said, “You father’s coming through. He’s telling me that one of his proudest moments was when you played a solo on your saxophone in the middle school band concert.”
That’s a great hit right. It’s a very compelling hit. I did play the saxophone. I did play a solo. There were only two solos in the middle school band concerts and I was one of them. So these are not just things that you can say to anybody and get them right, these were very detailed, very compelling and you’re not going to get that from the fakes. They’re going to have a lot of vague generalities. So they’re going to tell you things like, “I know that you’re at a crossroads in your life.” Who isn’t in a crossroads in their life, right.
Now again, some legitimate psychics will tell you the same thing, because we are all probably at a crossroads in our lives. So you’re going to hear that from legitimate ones, but you’re going to get a lot of vague generalities from the fakes, so that’s what you’ve got to watch out for.
It’s like, “What is this?” Like, there’s nothing detailed. No names, no dates, no details, places that I’ve been to, places, memories that me and my loved one had. Like there’s nothing that they’re getting right; it’s all very vague stuff. That’s what should put you on the alert that you might be dealing with a fake.
Then the last thing I’ll just say is when the psychic or the medium, the fake is giving you information and it’s wrong, because they’re going to have a lot of stuff that’s wrong because they’re fake, you’re going to let them know, probably in a nice way that it doesn’t make sense. “No, that doesn’t make sense. No, that’s wrong.” So their response to these misses are really going to be what teaches you that they are fake as well.
So the phony frauds and scam artists are either going to ignore what you said. They’re going to ignore that you’re not acknowledging these messages. They’re going to get flustered by it. They’re going to get angry because you’re telling then, and they’re going to maybe become argumentative with you, tell you that you’re wrong and that they’re right.
So these are the kinds of things that you can watch out for. Again, it’s very difficult to tell a fake unless you’re very experienced with legitimate psychics and mediums, but those are just a few things that you can watch out for. If you think you’re dealing with a fake, just don’t get readings from that person.
So I wish you a lot of luck. Stick with people who you learn from – referrals, people who you know who are good, people who are endorsed, people who are in the know, people who have tested them like me and others who sort of write about their best readings.