Psychic Scams can rob you of your money and your emotional well-being. These fraudsters have no spiritual gifts and are just out to make a quick buck — your buck. They promise to remove a bad luck curse, bring you great fortunes in your future or help you find your soulmate.
The scammers are good at telling people exactly what they want to hear. But victims who buy into these scams are not only throwing their money away, they are taken on an emotional roller coaster ride that continues to require more and more money to get to their goal. And they never get there.
Con artists scam millions of people every year and can seriously affect the lives of victims and their families. Postal Inspectors want to increase the awareness of all Americans, and especially older Americans and their caregivers about the dangers of psychic schemes. You can help by learning to recognize fraudulent offers before they cause damage to you and your loved ones.
With the help of postal employees, an educated public becomes the first line of defense against fraud in the mail.
If mail was used in a crime, even if the crime began on the Internet, phone, or in person, report it to Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455, or at postalinspectors.uspis.gov.