Psychics SCAMs...and how to avoid them!

Lies, Fakery, Greed and Tomfoolery

A collection of mailed SCAMs

Quotations from a (10 Red Flag rated) SCAM letter sent by: “Aneek Johann”

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

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“Revealer of Unknowable Secrets - God Gifted Miracle Worker - What Others Pretend to Be

Red Flag  # 1 “My [...] First_Name, I was in tears as I learned of your pain.

“You are so kind, so intelligent, so considerate and unselfish. Your suffering must end immediately. Otherwise, how can I go another day as a miracle worker? If I do not solve your problems instantly, my soul will be desolate.

There is no time to waste. First_Name, I fear that Tuesday October 11th will bring sorrow if we do not act today. I will explain more later in this letter. But please know that by the 1st of January, I will have solved every problem that causes you worry today. Write down this date and hold me to it. I swear to this.

“I have some secrets to share with you First_Name, about your future.

Red Flag  # 2  “Secret #1- You are going to live an extremely long life, well past the age of 90. I can feel your life energy and it is as strong as any centenarian I have ever known.

Red Flag  # 3  “Secret #2- Three times in the next year, you will have opportunities for prosperity of huge magnitude. These shall occur on November 22nd, December 31st and March 23rd.

Red Flag  # 4  “Secret #3- Someone is trying to ruin your reputation. They pose as your friend but are acting purely out of jealousy. On October 30th I promise to stop them in their tracks!

“Secret #4- December 31st should be the luckiest day of your life.

“Secret #5- If not prepared, misfortune could occur on the 11th of October.

Red Flag  # 5  “Secret #6- You will receive official looking letters on January 6th, and January 31st. Each will convincingly announce that you are entitled to large sums of money. One of these letters offers nothing more than false hope. The letter of January 31st is real. You will know when you get it and they won’t ask for money.

“Secret #7- If you were a selfish person, you would already be wealthy. But do not fear! We will make this the year that brings you wealth. This will be the year we make things right.

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Red Flag  # 6  “First_Name, this is the most important letter you may ever read. That’s because I know things about you that you do not know about yourself yet. Here’s who I am and how I am going to help you.

“I am known as the Light of the Lost Soul. I solve emergencies. Often I am a persons last chance. I step in and instantly solve problems. When a problem is of crisis proportion and there seems to be no way to solve it, that is when I am at my best. For this reason, those I work with call me their miracle worker. I simply do not fail!

“This now applies to you, First_Name. For instance, on the 1st of December a worry that has long plagued you will come to a head. On this day I will instantly and forever dispel this problem. That is my way.

Red Flag  # 7  “Miracles in an instant are my trade mark. Not only can I solve any problem, often I can solve it in 24 hours or less. I know the secrets to grant you instant luck, and exactly when you need it most. If you need proof, here it is First_Name. The day you hear back from me, I’ll share a powerful secret with you. Use it that very day to win at anything you desire. If that is not proof, what is?

“It’s no secret to me that financial worries weigh heavy on you. That is now the past. Prosperity miracles are what I have built my reputation on. Affluence, financial power, limitless resources and independence shall now be yours. All from mysterious sources that you do not even know about today.

“Here’s when all this happens: first on November 22nd, life changing on December 31st and a post St. Patrick’s Day miracle on March 23rd that will leave you and all who know you speechless. There is no room for error here, First_Name. I am not mistaken.

“Personally, reuniting families, friends, and lovers, brings me the greatest fulfillment. My powers and techniques reunites anyone overnight. Regardless of the circumstance of the broken relationship, I can mend it. One day later, they are committed to you for life. First_Name, something special happens on the 24th of January. On that day, you will meet someone whom you can depend on and will fill your life with joy for all the rest of your days.

Red Flag  # 8  “It’s time you were rewarded for the wonderful person you have worked so hard to be. There is information you will need if you are to claim the miracles that I have revealed. For that, I shall prepare for you my comprehensive and near flawless “Psychic Revelation Report”!

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“Before I prepare this report for you, First_Name, I must do many things. As you will see, I leave nothing to chance. That’s for others who pretend to possess the miraculous gifts that I truly do possess. Let me explain the precautions I will take to assure that everything I have revealed here becomes reality.

“I will perform an empowerment ceremony to make certain that every worry that plagues you now is indeed solved by January 1st. I will burn blessed candles and sing prosperity prayers to insure your prosperity miracles of November 22nd, December 31st and March 23rd. I will invoke the white light of protection to surround you and call angelic attendants to end once and for all the plot against you on October 30th.

“These are just the first precautions I take. My Psychic Revelation Reports are all but perfect, but perfection does not come easy. I do not just sit back and report on what I see, I invoke every single power at my disposal to make certain that my visions of your future become reality. I’ve told you that if I could not solve your problems, my soul would be desolate. As you will see, I am in this with you First_Name.

“I take pride in the accuracy of everything that I say. My competitors say that I cheat. That I don’t perfectly see the future, I help create the future that I see through aggressive supernatural means. I do not see this as cheating! I see this as thorough. This isn’t a game. This is your life! The gloves are off and I am going to bring you everything that I have promised.

“First_Name, when I make a vow I keep it. My assurances are real. I confirm every statement that I make. I insure my revelations by actively invoking powerful supernatural forces to be certain that the miracle I foretell unfolds. My record is unimpeachable.

DANGER First_Name!: I told you that immediate danger surrounds you on Tuesday October 11th. A dark force is behind this. I have used ancient spiritual magic to illuminate this danger. Enclosed you will find an image that has been taken from a mystical middle ages Apocalypse manuscript.

“I’ve put instructions on the back of the image. The supernatural protection powers of this mystical image are legendary. This sacred image has even been used against Satan himself. The minute you recite the brief invocation on the back of the image you will be protected.”

“In the name of GOD, Jesus Christ, The Arch Angels Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel and Ariel, please protect me from the forces of Evil during this season. Let there be nothing but Light surrounding this servant of GOD. We only communicate in Light. Protect me, protect this house, the people in this house and let there only be Light and nothing but Light, AMEN!

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“However, I want you to send it back to me with your acknowledgement so that I can perform a powerful ceremony with it myself. We will leave nothing to chance, your well being is at stake.

Red Flag  # 9  “We need to get started. Please return the acknowledgement that I will place at the bottom of this letter with a $25 dollar honorarium that I will use to help defray the cost of everything I am sending you. The moment I hear back from you I go to work. First by recording your “Psychic Revelation Report” then performing all the other work that is needed to be certain that everything happens exactly as I have foretold. I have included an envelope addressed back to me for your convenience. Please return everything today.

Red Flag  # 10  “I will never let you down in any way. And I guarantee every word I write with a 100% iron clad money back guarantee. I want this to be risk free for you.

“Love, Aneek Johann

Supposed signature of Aneek Johann

“First_Name, Return this Acknowledgement Form with your $25 honorarium.

“I request that you intervene and fill my life with the miracles described. Prepare my own “Psychic Revelation Report” and perform everything needed to make certain that everything you have foretold materializes in my life. With that understanding, please find my 25 dollar honorarium made payable to:

“Art of Devotion 1234 Hawthorne Blvd. #567 Torrance CA”

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

Red Flag  # 1  Perhaps this SCAMmer would be less tearful if she had known the recipient of this letter died over a year before it arrived. So much for “Aneek Johann’s” solving every problem that causes worry and the ‘secrets’ she wants to share. (return to # 1 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 2  “You are going to live an extremely long life, well past the age of 90.” Sorry, “Aneek”, you might want to get a ‘check up’ concerning your ‘powers’. My aunt was 89 when she died. Your ‘feeling’ my aunt’s “life energy ” over a year after her death may not be as accurate as you think... or want us to believe! (return to # 2 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 3  Are these dates for the year my aunt died (in May) or the year after? Either way, these are nothing but bogus claims. Not making a very good first impression, “Aneek”. I think we’ve established that this SCAMmer has no idea who the recipient is, much less what problems might need solving. Her claim to be “What Others Pretend to Be” takes on a slightly different meaning; “Aneek” is, after all, exactly what others pretend to be; Frauds, Cheats and SCAMmers. (return to # 3 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 4  Perhaps “Aneek” needs to work on repairing her own reputation instead of stopping some one who might ruin my aunt’s. Maybe “I promise to stop them in their tracks” just means “Aneek” will stop sending the SCAM letters? (return to # 4 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 5  Since those letters won’t be asking for money, we can assume that they won’t be from “Aneek Johann”. This SCAMmer clearly asks for $25 at the end of the letter. (return to # 5 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 6  This SCAMmer is always able to solve every problem faster than any other SCAMmer. How can this be possible? If SCAMmer A is faster than SCAMmer B, who also claims to be the fastest, then B is lying. If SCAMmer C is faster than A, then A is lying. It should be obvious that all SCAMmers are lying. It is simply not possible for them all to be faster than everyone else; there can only be one “fastest”. And the same can be said for the “most” successful; they can’t all claim that attribute! This self-aggrandizement is one of the common characteristics of a SCAMmer. It is simply a slight edit of the “Too good to be true” scheme! (return to # 6 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 7  “Aneek” says she will offer us “proof”! Then we are told that we must wait a while for that “proof”. Basically, we need to wait until after she has cashed our check! And then wait some more for the letter bearing another ‘secret’ that will enable us to win some contest we don’t even know about. She, of course, thinks this is some form of “proof” that she can do whatever she claims. I call it “proof” that she thinks we will believe anything she says! Never accept a promise to do something in the future as “proof” of anything in the present or past. (return to # 7 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 8  There is almost always some kind of “Report” that we are promised. It is always going to have more details of what we can expect and more than likely another request for some additional monies... just to cover the production and research expenses, of course. (return to # 8 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 9  “We need to get started.” What “Aneek Johann” is really saying is the same thing all the other SCAMmers say; Send me your money! Usually they add ‘immediately’ to that demand. The SCAM usually lists all the terrible problems that are going to occur and tries to convince us we need help and fast! This theme is so common, I call it the “Act-immediately-before-you-think” scheme. The SCAMmer wants you to act on your emotions and not with your brain; act immediately without consulting with any trusted friend or family member. I recommend taking some time to consider how outrageous the promises, claims and comments are and think about talking to others about them. (return to # 9 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 10  Notice that your money is an “honorarium” not a payment for any service, product or work to be performed. An “honorarium” is a gift, therefore, don’t expect it to be returned just because there may be a “100% iron clad money back guarantee”. I have never heard of a single person getting any kind of refund. Frankly, I have never heard of anyone even getting a reply to a refund request. The only thing “ironclad” is the grasp of your money by the SCAMmer! Just don’t give them any! (return to # 10 Red Flag above)

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