Bogus Psychics


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This is a common direct mail scam. Letters from so-called psychics or clairvoyants promise to make predictions that will change the course of your life forever - for a small fee.

Sometimes these mailings are aggressive in tone, saying something bad will happen to you if you do not send them money. Although they are sent out in their millions, the mailings are personalised to make it look as if you have been specifically chosen.

Such mailings prey directly on the vulnerable and are particularly unpleasant. There are a number of instances where they have been received by people at the time of some misfortune, such as a bereavement, and have caused considerable distress.


Our advice:

Don't reply to these mailings - destroy them without responding.


If you send money you are likely to be bombarded with further scams, because your name will be added to a 'sucker' list.

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