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'Psychics' swindle lawyer out of $1.5 million


Posted on Thursday, 23 May, 2019 | Comment icon 4 comments

The elaborate scam continued for months. Image Credit: Pixabay
Police in Las Vegas have made two arrests in connection with a lengthy scam involving bogus psychic services.
According to reports, the scam began over a year ago when a California lawyer who responded to a flyer advertising psychic readings was charged $1,500 for a "chakra clearing".

Within months, she had spent several hundred thousand dollars in cash on similar services.

The scammers continued to bleed the woman dry by making her believe that her life was in danger and that if she stopped making regular payments it would invalidate her protection.

She was ultimately conned out of a total of $1.5 million.

Two people - a 52-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man - have since been arrested and charged on the basis of conspiracy, extortion and obtaining money under false pretenses.

A criminal complaint has also been filed against a third individual thought to be involved in the scam.

Source: ABA Journal | Comments (4)

Tags: Psychic

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by freetoroam on 23 May, 2019, 15:55
Jeeze and she is a lawyer!? Serves her right really.  Thats an awful lot of money, did she get that from her clients?  What?  No wonder they have not named this alleged lawyer, what an idiot! But she still managed to have a lot of cash, wonder who she was scamming!?
Comment icon #2 Posted by aztek on 23 May, 2019, 18:29
psychic services are KNOWN to be scams, or have purely entertainment value. if anyone takes them seriously, their fault.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Servator on 23 May, 2019, 18:36
IDIOCRACY is becoming a reality apparently by this SO CALLED Educated Lawyer is concerned. It just shows money buys one a License to appear intelligent
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timothy on 23 May, 2019, 18:40
Highly educated people can be susceptible to believing extremely bizarre things.  Take religion for example.  Intelligence does not stop someone from being an idiot in some aspects.


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