The Whimsical Arcane
LEGIT TAROT READERS VS SCAMMERS
Updated: Apr 12
'Scam or scamming is a fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt obtain money or something else of value. Scams traditionally resided in confidence tricks, where an individual would misrepresent themselves as someone with skill or authority.'
Here are quick ways to know the difference between a Tarot Reader or any psychic scammer:
2. THE ACTUAL READING
3. THE INTENTION
While some may say that psychics at the said place are legit, most of them (in my opinion) are scams. Here are some questions I have been asked or things I have been compared to:
CLIENT: 'Mas mura pa yung manghuhula ko sa may amin kesa sayo.' My fortune teller is a lot cheaper than you.
PRICE: Yes, my professional fee as an internationally Certified Tarot Reader is a lot different from local fortune tellers.
CLIENT: 'Yun lang? Yung manghuhula ko kaya ganito, ganyan...' Is that it? My fortune teller can do this... that'
THE ACTUAL READING: Tarot or any form of cartomancy (as I have always been saying) is a transformative tool that is used for self-empowerment and self-discovery.
CLIENT: 'Sabi sakin ng manghuhula may mamamatay daw.' / 'Sabi sakin ng manghuhula ko may kumulam sakin.' I was told by my fortune teller that somebody will die. / I was told by my fortune teller that I was cursed.
THE INTENTION: Any reading should NEVER be fear-based. Scammers tend to feed and prey on your fear and manipulate you into buying anti-hex / anti-curse amulets, candles, herbs, spiritual trinkets etc. that are usually expensive.
There are a lot of scammers out there that's why it's important to protect yourself. Here are a few tips to avoid getting scammed:
1. Do your research and read reviews.
2. Take your time to find a reader you can trust. Always check the ff:
their website or bio (see how long are they in the business and discover their professional credentials)
social media accounts (read their posts, watch their videos or reels, see how they interact, engage in the comments) - this is how you'll know if you resonate with them
their client testimonials
, social media accounts, professional credentials and client testimonials.
3. You are not cursed.
NOTE: I am NOT saying that ALL psychics / fortune tellers are frauds, some unfortunately are. Remember, you are the master of your own fate and Tarot acts as your overall guidance in all your life's happenings.
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