How to spot a con man....How do you know when an offer is a scam and when it is genuine? Simple. When there is a lot more in it for them than there is for you. Think about each offer logically. Why did they not offer this fantastic opportunity for their family or a friend? And how logical is the whole scenario they explain to you anyway?
The chances of them telling the truth about it are about a million to one in the first place.

I recently had a scam artist try it on with me. He claimed he used to own a huge and busy building company before he moved to my area. Yet he had no office, no proper phone line I could ring him on, and no customers in the area. He offered to do a lot of work for me very cheaply. A reputable workman would not have been that cheap so I said no. In fact I am the type who would feel guilty if the person was genuine and I did not pay much, as if I have conned them.

The thing is that these people are now usually online not walking around the streets chatting to us face to face and online it is far easier for them as we do not see what they look like or even know what country they live in.

It saddens me to see more and more psychic websites springing up which play on people in the same way. They offer so called free readings. It seems genuine because they say they do not ask for money but they are asking you for your trust and your time, two very important things! In my experience they are either giving you a very short free reading where they then tell you that you must have a longer and very expensive one or they tell you that you are cursed and offer to remove this (non existent) curse for a high fee. How on earth could they really stay in business if they were always working for free and why would they bother if they were popular?!

A genuine client would expect to pay for the psychic's skills and time just as a genuine psychic would not try to overcharge. One such genuine psychic is at She has over forty years of experience, is well qualified,offers a huge range of services and has proven she is accurate to experts and other professionals.

It would be a shame if you became cynical and constantly suspicious but remember that strangers do not offer you bargains or something fantastic unless there is more in it for them. How to spot a con man.

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