Even though there are really gifted people, legitimate psychics, who truly have the ability to read personal energy (aura), Universal energy and can communicate with the deceased. These people are usually honest, reliable, law-abiding and willing to help the others using their unusual gift. However, that represents a small portion of the claimed psychics out there. Most of them are scammers, posing as psychic mediums to take advantage of the desperate and naive people for their own personal gain. Using their imagination and people skills, these psychics have tricked a lot of people into giving them a lot of money for the most unbelievable things.
Under a spell/cursed
This is the most common psychic scam. They will tell you that you are under some kind of spell or that you are cursed and they can absolutely remove it. That fee can go up to several thousand dollars and you´ll be amazed how many people go for it. To remove the spell or curse, scammers will most probably offer you to do it as a service, but some of them use the old crystal or potion trick. Hearing the word ¨curse¨, people get a sense of fear, which scamming psychics use to manipulate them.
There are also candles that are available to protect you from different spells. But those are two kinds. The expensive ones are obviously sold by the scammers, and then there are the ones that go for a couple of dollars. Those are the most common, and are sold in various places. The one thing that´s proving you´re being ripped off is their price.
Put a spell on someone
Making your crush fall in love with you, getting that dream job you´ve been wanting for a long time, are things that anyone of us wish for. But overcoming someone´s free will isn´t possible. They say hope dies last, and that is what scamming psychics are using to manipulate people into buying their service. Saying that they can make someone do something against their will is a scam. People visualize their future and wishes and use prayer or other religious practices to make their dreams come true. Effective or not, these are things you can do on you own, you don´t need to hire a person who has about the same power and influence as you.
Having some type of issue related to their health makes people desperate. This is how some scamming psychics make a large profit. They claim that using some type of healing therapy, they can make everything go away (health wise). Suspicion should arise when those people ¨guarantee you will be healed.
The most important piece of advice is to not get your desperation get in the way of your common sense. Observe the red flags and get out of that situation as soon as possible.
For more information on how to avoid psychic scams, I suggest visiting this great resource: http://www.psychictips.org. They have some additional tips to help you avoid fake readers and show you where to get the best psychic readings.