The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. Proverbs 14:15
As reported by Edmonton Police Service, June 14, 2017:
The Edmonton Police Service has received numerous reports of fraudsters posing as astrologers and psychic readers.
It was reported that some persons were lead to believe they were cursed with black magic and/or witchcraft.
In a recent investigation, an Edmontonian was convinced into paying up to $ 100,000 in cash and gold to have black magic removed from their life and to have access more money.
“It is difficult to track these alleged fraudsters,” explains Det. Glen Haneman with Southeast Division. “Often, these individuals quickly disappear when they believe they could be caught.”
These fraudsters typically use fake names and target vulnerable people by promising resolution to their personal problem and leave business cards or pamphlets on parked vehicles.
Examples of astrology and psychic fraud:
Unrealistic promises to solve personal and financial problems.
Request for a small amount of money upfront for performing healing rituals.
Gain your confidence and present a plan requiring thousands of dollars as offerings (for prayers, chain of rituals etc.).
Claim to remove “black magic and/or witchcraft.”