Tarot Scams and Psychic Frauds

crystal_ball.jpgcrystal_ball.jpgJust thought I’d share my own experiences of the sometimes unethical psychic world. 

A few years ago I worked for 2 different Tarot phone lines.  The first one hired me on the spot without me doing any kind of reading… they just took my word that I knew Tarot and within a few minutes I was up and taking calls.  The 2nd company did ask for a sample telephone reading, which I did, and again a short time later I was live.  Both companies paid me by the minute in arrears and they made it quite clear that you earn more money that longer you can keep the client on the phone.  They pass more phone calls to readers who talk for longer so if you want more business then you have to keep the caller on the phone for as long as possible.

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I’d like to point out here that I didn’t agree with the ‘keep them on the phone’ tactic.  In fact I probably had some of the quickest phone calls ever because it really doesn’t take 30 minutes plus to answer people’s questions.  Usually people would ring up with one or two important questions and you don’t need to do a celtic cross spread to help them.  (This is one of the reasons why I started TarotMinutes)

So if you’re going to spend £1.50 a minute calling a Tarot line I know from experience that you may not necessarily reach a Tarot reader or psychic.  I also know that every one of your minute counts to the telephone company and your reader may be swayed financially to keep you talking for much longer than needed.

I also worked for an internet company doing psychic email readings.  I had to submit a sample reading so that was ok – they knew I was genuine .  I did 3 or 4 readings for them and never got paid.  I chased the company many, many times and no money was ever forthcoming.  So in this case I was the subject of a psychic scam.

About a year ago I found another scam.  Someone was advertising on gumtree (which isn’t all bad because I advertise there too!)  claiming to be a psychic but was using photos from genuine readers on eBay.  Incidently, it’s quite hard to scam on eBay because of the feedback rating (I’ve worked really hard for my 100% positive btw) but it does still happen.

I suppose the moral of this posting is to choose your psychic adviser with care.  Almongst the genuine people there are many who would love to take your money and give you nothing but an empty bank account in return.

Blessings

Lyn

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2 Responses

  1. […] https://wizardandwitch.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/tarot-scams-and-psychic-frauds/So if you’re going to spend £1.50 a minute calling a Tarot line I know from experience that you may not necessarily reach a Tarot reader or psychic. I also know that every one of your minute counts to the telephone company and your … […]

  2. reversionary says : I absolutely agree with this !

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