Psychics SCAMs...and how to avoid them!

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A collection of mailed SCAMs

Quotations from a (6 Red Flag rated) SCAM letter sent by: “Anatasia”

Please remember, the quotations below are from the SCAM letter of “Anatasia” _not_ by

Supposed image of Anatasia

“Dear First_Name,

Red Flag  # 1  “It has unfortunately been some time since we have heard from each another; I have been occupied by many things and I had to help several people in very, very difficult matters. But now it is a very special day and I am writing this letter to you today for an exceptional reason.

Red Flag  # 2  “Dear First_Name: It concerns a great opportunity we can both grasp together. In concrete terms, it is a matter of a large financial contribution we are going to receive from a rich personality, namely $120,000 for you and $120,000 for me, which I would like to use to support a children’s home in Algeria. And the $120,000 for you, of course, will be at your personal disposal, so that you can do what you like with this, First_Name!

“So that we may receive this money, we have to get together and proceed together along a joint path. Therefore, please listen to me very carefully as this opportunity is for you, First_Name, and for me and my support for the children’s home of the greatest importance:

Red Flag  # 3  “A very important, wealthy and well-known man, for whom I have been consulting the stars for many years and who I show the path into the future, has asked me a favor...And for this I need the support of a layperson with very specific attributes. And I know from your personal data that you, First_Name, are this lay person who can help me...I ask you with all my heart to help me in my work as you will after all also be richly rewarded for doing so with $120,000...”

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Please remember, the quotations above and below are from the SCAM letter of “Anatasia” _not_ by

“Decisive for you are three things, First_Name:

“On the one hand, your assistance is of course absolutely voluntary and you can terminate it at any time should you feel “uneasy” about it.

Red Flag  # 4  “Secondly, I personally guarantee that you will receive the $120,000 as soon as we have fulfilled the task, i.e., in a few weeks time!

“And thirdly, I will not take up much of your time; I shall carry out the task largely on my own, only now and again needing your spiritual support, which we will build up over the distance between us.

Red Flag  # 5  “You see, First_Name, it is a great opportunity for you that in the true sense “costs” you nothing, and means rather you are to be richly blessed...As soon as I have your reply and confirmation, I will tell you what you may do for me in terms of support and at what point in time this should be.

“First_Name, once again: This joint task is completely without risk to you; I do not want any “fee” whatsoever or suchlike from you either. You therefore do not need to have any worries about this. Thus, please reply to me using the coupon prepared on the second page. Everything is also documented there once again so that you can be absolutely sure of everything.”

Red Flag  # 6  “I eagerly await your swift reply.”

Yours truly,

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“PS: Please reply to me within the next week as time is of the essence; the wealthy benefactor is very much under time pressure, so that we have to hurry somewhat.

“First_Name, please fill in the coupon I have prepared for you below, detach it and send it to me - in the enclosed reply envelope.

“In this way, I can be certain that you wish to help me. Thereupon I will get started on the work to clarify the first things involved and set things into motion. Our benefactor, who will then reward us with $120,000 each, does not have much time until we have solved the task. If you give me your support, I will of course also tell you exactly what is involved in the task. Just this much already now: It is very, very exciting and will also be confirmation for you of your innermost wishes, thoughts, dreams and veracities.”

Please remember, the quotations above are from the SCAM letter of “Anatasia” _not_ by

Red Flag  # 1  Note that even though you’ve never communicated with this SCAM before, the letter claims it’s “been some time since we have heard from each another”. First red flag, first sentence, how convenient! (return to # 1 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 2  WOW! Is this your lucky day or what?! Can you imagine what you could do with that $120,000? Additionally, this SCAM is trying to confuse you into thinking your cooperation will somehow aid some kind of charity. What could be more enticing than, say, children? Oh, let’s make those homeless children! Don’t be fooled! This SCAM, just like all others, will benefit exactly no one except the SCAMmer. Any reputable charity will happily inform you of where your contributions will go. A nameless “children’s home” somewhere in “Algeria” is equal to no information. (return to # 2 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 3  I do rather wonder what that “personal data” she claims to have might be. But what can there be to worry about? You don’t have to trust her, she is trusting you! Of course she is, she is trusting that you will return the form so she will know she has a “live one!” And one of the next two letters you get will absolutely have a requirement that you send her money! I have never seen a SCAM that doesn’t eventually ask you for money. That’s the whole point of every SCAM; to get your money! (return to # 3 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 4  The infamous “personal guarantee”, worth exactly what the ink to print the words is worth. You get a letter, sent at bulk mail rates, from a total stranger and you are asked to take every thing said based on a “personal guarantee”. That’s not any kind of ‘guarantee’ that’s an act of faith! (return to # 4 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 5  At last the request for ‘support’ is mentioned, although very vaguely, of course. You are intended to think this ‘support’ will be a prayer or something similar. That might even happen in the next letter, but be prepared to see a request for ‘support’ in the form of money, soon enough. That’s what all SCAMs want, eventually. (return to # 5 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 6  And now we get the standard of most SCAMs; “Act-Before-You-Think”! SCAMmers never want you to take time to evaluate or research the validity of any SCAM. They are most happy when you just send them money as soon as possible. (return to # 6 Red Flag above)

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