Psychics SCAMs...and how to avoid them!

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A collection of mailed SCAMs

Red Flag  # 1 

Quotations from a (8 Red Flag rated) SCAM letter sent by: “‘Dr.’ Ruth Wade”

Please remember, the quotations below are from the SCAM letter of “‘Dr.’ Ruth Wade” _not_ by

Supposed image of Ruth Wade

“Founder: Ancient Antiquities Center

Red Flag  # 2  “Stop stressing First_Name! I know your life is tragic right now, but you only make things worse by following the advice of Charlatans!

“I’ve carried your name around with me for over a week now. I wanted to be absolutely sure before writing you.

“I now am. First_Name, you are in trouble. I believe it’s serious.

“And things are going to get worse. I see real struggle in your immediate future. Money will get even tighter if that’s possible. I see you alone, and confused. And there are people in your life that are not your friends.

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Red Flag  # 3  “In a moment, I’ll ask you to decide. This will be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Your future is on the line. If you make the wrong choice, you will feel the effects for years to come.

“Because it sure looks to me like I am the only person you can trust with your problems right now. So I’m making you my top priority! You are now the full focus of my attention. I will not rest until all of your immediate problems are solved. Your letters will be immediately answered. Your cries for help shall not be ignored. I am here to help you.

Red Flag  # 4  & Red Flag  # 5  “I work fast. I solve the most serious problems in 24 hours or less. I work non-stop until your problems are solved and to your complete satisfaction. Every minute you suffer is a minute I am failing you. Your problems are now my passion. First_Name, time is of the essence.

“My results are proven. (Over 2000 satisfied followers) By satisfied I mean that I solved every problem in their life 100%. I turned their poverty to wealth. I replaced heartache with joy. I dispelled misfortune, and replaced it with life changing good luck. Total success. These are the proven results I speak of. I guarantee this in writing.

“I never fail because I never, ever, stop, until I’ve solved every problem in your life. This is your life we’re talking about! I take this seriously. I am tenacious. I attack my followers problems with such an aggressive approach, they affectionately call me the psychic pit bull. Call me what you will, I never fail!

“That’s right, First_Name. I never fail because I do not stop until I’ve fixed every aspect of your life. Here’s exactly what I mean.

Red Flag  # 6 Money- I see money worries weighing heavy on you. First_Name, listen to me. Let your money worries go! I have positively seen wealth descending on you. I’ve already prayed on this and have uncovered a succession of wealth miracles that begin August 21st. And they’re significant.

“I have witnessed how at first this instant prosperity overwhelms you. I watched as your relief turned to celebration, and then tranquility. Tremendous peace of mind overcomes you as you realize you have the unlimited resources to do as you please.

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“I found it shocking where the wealth comes from First_Name. Not where you would think. But make no mistake. I have positively witnessed these miracles. The first wealth miracle begins within 8 days from our working together. In less than a month your life transforms.

“First_Name, I’m no fool, and I know you aren’t either. I know others have promised you things. But I’m not a liar! When I make a promise, I keep it! When I go to work for you, every vision revealed shall be fulfilled. I give you my word, I provide a contractual guarantee, and to this day my reputation is unstained.

“I have already surrounded you in the protective light of mystic prayer. And I have been removing the spells, curses and the jinxes that are plaguing you, one by one. But they will return. I cannot always be there so I am sending you something you desperately need. Actually two things.

“Evil must be eliminated from your life before anything else can happen. And this removal needs to be made permanent. That is why I begin my work by removing the evil forces from your life. That’s step one.

“First_Name, please realize this is serious business. Evil has won many a battle over your happiness these past 3 years. Evil may have won those battles, but the war is not over yet. And today’s the day your reinforcements have arrived!

Ultimate Protection from Evil- I love this thing First_Name, but right now you need it more than I do. So I am sending you one of my most prized personal treasures. It is an old crucifix from Spain. It is covered in real gold, very intricate, and quite beautiful. But more importantly, very powerful. It possesses the most unique powers for dispelling evil. A thousand years of mystic prayer are at the base of this power.

“Along with this crucifix I am giving you, I will also share its ancient mystic prayer. All you need do is hold this precious crucifix and utter the mysterious prayer. Instantly white light surrounds you obliterating any evil that’s crept into your life. It has worked for me for years. And for others before me for a 1,000 years. It’s your turn, First_Name.

Good Luck and Answered Prayers-With evil banished, First_Name, good fortune shall rain on you. I will say a prayer that will make you more lucky than anyone you have ever known. It’s called the Prayer of the 7 Holy Names. This prayer has been fiercely guarded for centuries. I’ll say it for you, and then send it to you, to use whenever you have need.

“Prepare to be astonished by the results. From day one you’ll win at everything. Your good fortune will be startling. Your life will change in ways you can not begin to imagine today. You simply won’t believe it even though you are experiencing it.

“I want you to put this miracle prayer to a test! Immediately upon receiving this miracle prayer, say the prayer and make a seemingly impossible request. When your prayer is instantly granted, the proof will be undeniable. And your faith unshakable from that day forward. That’s how I do things.

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True love and deep friendships- I am famous for the secrets I use to create love miracles. I reunite lovers, mend unmendable relationships, bring back loves who have strayed, and kindle the fires of passion where none had burned before.

“There are no limits to what I can accomplish here, First_Name. In just a few days time I can have anyone eternally devoted to you. For life! I have never met a heart broken so severely that I was not able to mend it. I promise you, as I now enter your life, you will never be in want for love again.

“Often, people seek me out after all else has failed. In 1997, a young girl came to me with little time left to live. Her grandmother, a gypsy healer and psychic herself, had all but given up on the child. I saved her life.

“Soon afterward, the grandmother returned and gave me a charm. She said it possessed unequaled powers for attracting love and friendship. It had been given to her in Rumania and was her second most cherished possession. After her grand daughter of course. Because I gave her back her grand daughter, she wanted me to have the charm.

“I gratefully accepted it and then something so amazing happened. I have never been the kind of person you would described as having the gift of enchantment over others. However, since possessing the gypsy’s charm, people have seemed to fall under a spell in my presence. Both friend and stranger alike.

“This charm has blessed me for nearly 12 years. First_Name, even I do not know why this charm is so powerful! Now I feel compelled to pass it onto you. I feel as though something great will happen as a result of my sharing this with you. Something great not just for you, but others as well. All I know is that I want you to have it.

“I do not play games, and I don’t mess around. This is your life we are talking about. I take action with the seriousness each situation commands. My time is extremely valuable, and you can be certain that I won’t waste your time either. If I can’t do it, I won’t tell you that I can.

“As I reach out to you, I am taking you as my own. I am offering you a sacred pact, bound by love, compassion and responsibility. When I offer you my hand in friendship, you become of great importance to me. I protect my friends like a lioness protects her cubs. I stand between you and the Devil, toe to toe, and I take him down.

“I’m here now and I will not let you down. I only ask for a sliver of your trust. The rest I will earn. Some day, perhaps I will come to you for a favor. For myself or a friend in need. If that day comes, I know you will prove to be the loyal soul that you are. Take my hand today, First_Name, and never be alone again.

“Because this simple act will instantly change your life. Accept my hand today by answering this letter. This may be the most important act you will ever take. Because the minute I receive your reply First_Name, I will attack your problems. First by destroying evil, and then by filling your life with answered prayers, with love, wealth, and amazing good fortune.

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“The results will be instantaneous. The minute I cast evil and misfortune from your life, you’ll feel physically uplifted. Then the good fortune, extreme wealth, and endless unconditional love begin pouring in. There are no problems I can not solve. And I solve the most serious problems in under 24 hours. I do not stop until I have 100% success.

Red Flag  # 7  “I’ve said my piece. Now it’s time for action. Return the ‘Call to Action’ request at the bottom of this letter with my one time $25 dollar fee. I have enclosed an envelope to expedite these matters. We start today!

“Within hours of receiving your reply, I’ll use every power at my disposal to remove evil from your life. I will then carefully pack the supernaturally powerful crucifix from Spain. And I will hand record the ancient mystic prayer you will need to use with it. With this, never again will evil be able to enter your life.

“I’ll say the Prayer of the 7 Holy Names to instantly change your immediate fortune. And I will send this to you, so that you may have your every prayer answered. Remember, I want you to test this the day you receive it. I am also sending you the powerful love charm given to me 12 years ago by the Gypsy woman.

“And as is my way, I’ll share the visions of your future I have received from the angels, and prepare for you a comprehensive psychic reading. Uncovering every secret, every name, place, date, number and mystical prayer for perfect results.

“I will not fail you, First_Name. To give you complete comfort that you risk nothing, I’ve included a 100% Fail Safe Guarantee. I assure instant and absolute results. My words are fact. Your future assured.

“Devoted to your happiness,

“Dr. Ruth Wade

“Call to Action request form Issued to First_Name Last_Name

“Please Ruth, solve my problems immediately. Replace evil with love, wealth, and good fortune. As my friend and protector, I am calling on you for action. Use every power at your disposal on my behalf. Prepare the lengthy psychic reading including names, dates, numbers, events and prayers for instant results. Rush this to me with the supernatural Gold Crucifix and the Gypsy’s love charm. My request is urgent, I need immediate results. I understand your work is covered under a fail safe contractual guarantee. Having stated all these facts, please accept my $25 dollar fee made payable to: Ancient Antiquities P.O. Box XXXXX Los Angeles CA

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Red Flag  # 8 

“Fail Safe Contractual Guarantee
Issued by: Ruth Wade Ph.D.

“This completely enforceable and legally binding contractual guarantee is provided to each client for whom Dr. Ruth Wade performs services. This allows clients to engage Dr. Wade’s services in an absolute and risk free manner.

Dr. Ruth Wade provides the following unconditional assurances:

  1. “Every revelation provided will be 100% accurate. This shall include names, dates, addresses, numbers, and any events provided.
  2. “You will experience the miracles revealed, immediately. (wealthy, lucky, loved and successful)
  3. “I will solve any current problem in 7 days or less. (Most in 24 hours)
  4. “Any prayer offered using the Prayer of the 7 Holy Names will be immediately heard and granted.
  5. “The Gold Spanish Crucifix and the ancient mystic prayer will keep you unconditionally protected from evil and misfortune.
  6. “I am not quite sure how to state the powers of the Gypsy’s Love Charm, so let me say you will be amazed and completely satisfied with the results it provides.

“It shall be left completely to the discretion of the client, that each and every one of these unconditional assurances is fulfilled, and in an absolute manner. Under no circumstances will the client be required to justify or validate their claim.

“If any one of these conditions are not met, the client is entitled to an immediate and complete 100% refund of any and all monies paid to Ancient Antiquities in behalf of Dr. Ruth Wade. Furthermore, if the client is not 100% satisfied for any reason whatsoever with Dr. Wade’s services, they may request an immediate and complete refund even if most of the assurances mentioned above have been satisfied.

“This contractual guarantee is 100% legally binding.


“Ruth Wade Ph. D.”

Please remember, the quotations above are from the SCAM letter of “‘Dr.’ Ruth Wade” _not_ by

Red Flag  # 1  It seems Ms. Wade wants to be called ‘doctor.’ But you will see other people on this site with the same request. As best I can remember, only one or two have a PhD. Some of the others have a medical degree from an un-certified college or a degree that has been bestowed as an honor. Unfortunately, too many people want us to think they are smarter than we are because they simply add the term ‘doctor’ to their name. As the old hamburger ad said, “Where’s the beef?!” Show us the proof! Where did you earn your Doctorate, “Ms. Wade”? (return to # 1 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 2  “Ms. Wade” actually offers some good advice! Don’t listen to Charlatans! I doubt she realizes that we can see that the term exactly describes her. That will become ever more clear as you see more red flags. (return to # 2 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 3  Again “Ms. Wade” gives some correct information! “If you make the wrong choice, you will feel the effects for years to come.” However, this has nothing to do with any powers claimed by this SCAMmer. It’s a simply fact that your decisions affect your future. That applies to everyone! That’s why I created this site; I want to help you make logical, rational decisions about these SCAMs. (return to # 3 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 4  Most ‘psychics’ seem to claim they work fast, usually within 24 hours. Of course, the way they contact you (mail) generally takes longer than that to work. Therefore, to determine that anything the ‘psychic’ did actually ‘worked’, at least two days would be required. Most likely several more. However, these ‘psychics’ are never concerned with facts. Nor do they want you to be, either. That’s why you see the next red flag. (return to # 4 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 5  I call this the “Act-immediately-before-you-think” scheme. The sole purpose of every SCAM is to take your money! The key to that is to get you to act immediately. The real point of your acting swiftly, of course, is to keep you from discussing this SCAM with anyone, especially those who have your well being in mind, your friends and family. (return to # 5 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 6  Here begins a listing of every area of life you could possibly have concerns or problems: Money, Evil, Luck, Prayers, Love, and deep friendships. Did “Ms. Wade” miss anything? More importantly, do you really have problems in any of these areas? My point is to show that “Ms. Wade” has absolutely know knowledge about any of these areas of your life. She simply covers every concern you could possibly have to convince you that she can help you. If she were half as powerful or ‘psychic’ as she claims to be, she would list exactly the specific problems you have. She would use the pinpoint accuracy of a rifle instead of the scatter-shot approach of a shot gun. Don’t let her generalities and large volume of words make you forget that she has no details about your life. Talk is cheap! Details are important! (return to # 6 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 7  What “Ms. Wade” calls her “Call to Action” is actually her ‘call to pay her’! It’s in every SCAM letter on this site. The only true purpose of these letters is to take your money. Notice, that checks are preferred. There is at least one reason for this; many times a check will have personal information about you that the SCAMmer does not have, such as your phone number. It certainly has you checking account number and the name of your bank. That is valuable information to any crook! Just protect yourself, don’t send them any money, no checks, please. (return to # 7 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 8  This letter contains the same, almost identical and meaningless guarantee of all SCAM letters; “100% refund, no questions asked”. The big problem, however, remains: actually finding the SCAMmer in the first place. The only thing 100% guaranteed is that they will not respond to your request(s), even if you found a real address for them. Don’t count on visiting these people at their P. O. Box. Of all the refund requests I have heard about, absolutely zero have been honored. None. These ‘100% guarantees’ are not worth the money they are written on. (return to # 8 Red Flag above)

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