How to Identify Authentic Psychics and Avoid Psychic Scams?

| Updated on March 27, 2024

It’s no secret that people often look to psychics for guidance and advice. After all, who doesn’t want to know what the future holds? However, if you’re not careful, you may end up wasting your time and money on a fake psychic. So, how can you tell the difference between an authentic psychic and a scammer? Keep reading to find out.

Sometimes the Problem Isn’t Medical, It’s Spiritual

Sometimes nothing a medical doctor can do will help you. Sometimes your illness isn’t fixable, and it’s time to give up. But what about those times when you’re in pain and the doctors don’t know why? Or when your child seems to be suffering from nothing, but can’t function anymore?

Spiritual Mediums: How to Choose One

The title of spiritual medium brings about a certain image in people’s minds. Perhaps we imagine a woman dressed all in white, wearing flowing robes and sporting long, curly locks as she summons the spirits of those who have passed on. While some spiritual mediums may fit this description, it is certainly not the only way to display one’s abilities as an authentic psychic.

 A great deal of work goes into being a legitimate medium; there are generally no shortcuts to success here. Many of these individuals work hard at their craft every day so that they can provide a service for those who seek them out.

Genuine Psychics Don’t Throw Themselves at You

Honest, talented psychics know that if they want a client, they must wait for people to seek them out. To do this successfully, you must be selective about who you see. Some of the most obvious signs that your psychic is a fake are that they try to talk to you out of the blue or hound you for an appointment. Real psychics allow their natural energy and abilities to bring people into their lives, rather than advertising themselves as someone who can help.

If they don’t start sessions with disclaimers about how they can’t guarantee a certain outcome, make promises of future riches, or throw themselves at you, it is probably a scam.

Authentic Psychics Have Good Referrals and Ratings

Psychics who are real and authentic don’t need to advertise themselves. If someone hears about them through their friends, family members, or colleagues, that’s a good indicator that they’re a real psychic. Real psychics have good customer reviews and referrals because people only refer someone to their friends if they had a positive experience with them. Be leery of any psychic who has no reviews online or refuses to give you references from past clients.

Fake Psychics Never Answer Their Phone

As mentioned above, authentic psychics don’t need to advertise themselves as such to get clients. If your chosen psychic is suddenly willing to do so after he/she claims you as a client, it might be out of desperation. A true professional doesn’t feel the need to answer every call that comes through just because he/she now knows that they make some money off of you. A good psychic will let you know when he/she is available, and stick to that schedule.

Authentic psychics never give out their phone numbers. Instead, they provide email addresses, link to maps on their websites, etc. As soon as they start giving out actual contact information like phone number or address (other than the website) prepare for a scam.

Real Psychics Can Give You Advice for Free

A real psychic is happy to share their knowledge with you without having money exchange hands first. If your chosen psychic expects payment before providing guidance or information about your situation, be very wary – it’s probably a scam! A true professional understands that charging to see if they can help you hurts both parties in the end. Instead, they focus on providing a service that will provide you with answers to your important questions.

Differences Between Fake Psychics and Real Ones

An authentic psychic can connect to higher realms for guidance, or channel messages from spirits that have passed on. This is a natural spiritual gift, and they do not advertise it. You will know when you encounter an authentic psychic because they will never pressure you to make any decisions without first providing guidance and information for free.

Fake psychics claim to be able to provide such messages as well as give advice, but the only way that they can provide those services is through cold reading or hot reading. This means that these individuals look for clues in their interactions with you and use them against you during the course of your session. These techniques are used by actors and magicians as well – and many people who practice them don’t even realize what they’re doing. The best way to avoid falling prey to one of the stakes is by familiarizing yourself with their techniques and avoiding someone who uses them.


It’s not easy to identify an authentic psychic. You may want to keep these tips in mind when looking for a psychic or tarot card reader. If you are experiencing any strange behavior from your psychic, it could be because they’re trying to take advantage of you and scam you out of money. Be sure that the person is licensed and has been vetted by their community before working with them further on anything other than free readings so as not to risk getting scammed again. What steps have you taken to ensure that the psychics or readers you work with are credible?

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