5 Easy Ways To Tell If Your Psychic Is The Real Deal Or A Fraud

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Are Psychics Real? 5 Ways To Tell If You're Getting Psychic Readings From A Con Artist
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Are psychics real? To get to the point: yes. How do I know? Because I am one. But, I do know that there are fakes out there.

It’s really embarrassing to openly admit that, even though I’m a psychic, I have been a victim of a psychic con artist. I was in such a vulnerable place, unable to tap into my own intuition, wanting to reconnect with my family, in excruciating mental pain, and needing that outside guidance for relief. 

Because of that awful experience, I’m above and beyond compassionately angry at those "psychics" and "mediums" who cheat, lie, and prey on your emotional discomfort.

I have to protect and warn women that there are way more frauds and shills out there than there are authentic, healing ones. They will, without a doubt or care in the world, prey on your weak mental state and scam you in order to make a buck. 

Since I know what it’s like to fall into trap of a psychic fraud, this is for you — the strong, intelligent, warm-hearted, well-intentioned woman who is in a temporary life dip, right now.

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I know you need to connect to that deep, inner part of yourself to find answers to make a decision. Yet, you still seek outside guidance from a stranger who knows nothing about you, but can grant you the validation of thinking or feeling you're on track with your personal journey. 

So, as an authentic, healing, well-intentioned psychic, there are some insight and considerations you need to know in order to have that healthy, safe, and beneficial experience so that you can get the guidance or closure you need. 

So, how do you avoid fake psychic scams?

Here are 5 ways to tell if you're getting psychic readings from a con artist.

1. They don't offer a refund 

A real psychic gives a full or partial refund if a connection to the spirit world is not made. And you, the sitter (receiver), will know this typically within 10 or so minutes if the reading isn’t working out for you.

There are many reasons a connection isn’t made and doesn’t mean it can’t ever be made in the future. If this happens, you should be reimbursed all or part of your money as long as office policies were followed. A good psychic will have boundaries set for themselves too, in the form of office policies. This is because they are using their time and energy working to provide guidance for you. 

It’s a fallacy to think that psychic gifts should be given free, they aren’t, because time is still being utilized and spent. What is important is to tell the psychic that the information they are giving you is wrong, if it’s incorrect. 

It’s up to you and is your responsibility, to let the psychic know early on in the reading that this sitting isn’t working for you, not at the end, after your reading.

Use your power and take care of yourself. A good psychic will understand and not be offended.

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2. It’s "too" accurate

Contrary to reality, no psychic or medium is always 100 percent accurate. Psychics are human, so they are prone to misinterpretation and mistranslation of information. Being given too many exact and literal details are signs your info has been researched before your sitting.  

Please know, that a good psychic will be able to get specific information and give you details — just not every single piece of information given and not to a point where you are, literally, in disbelief and shock.

The best way to receive a good reading is to take the information given as possible links to or metaphors of the connections being made. That will not diminish the quality of healing you get, and you will be able to understand and get the actual guidance you need.

If you approach your session as a test of your psychic’s abilities, you will be let down. It’s healthy for you to be skeptical but not cynical.  

3. There are no references

A good psychic has testimonials and people who will happily vouch for them and share their experience publicly or privately with anyone who wants to know about their authenticity or validity. 

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4. You’ll have to return X amount of times before you get results

No human can guarantee any amount of sessions will result in a specific outcome. This isn’t cookie cutter work. An authentic psychic will prompt you to make your own decisions and empower you to do so.  

They will not make you dependent on them for answers and won’t continue to take your money.

5. You’re not comfortable

It is that simple. Your instinct is telling you, that you can’t trust them — listen to it! It’s important to believe that feeling you get and not ignore it. Take control, end the session, and get reimbursed.

Choosing the right psychic is important because your mental state is at stake. Don't be afraid to speak up during your session and do your research before your sitting, because there are folks out there who will take advantage of you emotionally and financially.

Be alert and informed to avoid a psychic scam artist.

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Terrie Huberman is a psychic medium and an intuitive coach based out of Los Angeles, California. Her sessions reflect a root cause approach in getting women unstuck and helping them get out of indecision and into their intuition to thrive in a life of freedom, joy, and security. Check out her website to transform to learn more and work with her.

This article was originally published at Terrie Huberman. Reprinted with permission from the author.