How to avoid being Conned

Carmel By Carmel, 24th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Leading expert in finances and business advises you on how to make sure you are not tricked out of your money.

Leading business woman advises you on how to make sure you are never cheated out of your cash

How to avoid being conned. Now that virtually everyone has a computer it is common to purchase things online and trust people online, but who can you trust? . All too often people see a website or read an article and assume that somehow because the words are in print they are true and can be believed.

A typical example is the advertisement claiming to be looking to rehome a pedigree teacup baby yorkshire terrier, worth on the open market £1000. They claim they are desperate to find it somewhere to live and will give it away for free if you just send them a few hundred pounds to cover the air fares, quarantine etc. But none of this makes sense. The best way to tell if something is genuine is to ask yourself this. If you were the other person would you be as generous as they are>? If you had a dog worth £1000 would you give it away to a stranger? No. In fact if you cared about the dog at all you would vet the person first anyway.

I often get people coming running to me in tears saying they have been scammed by a fortune teller! Well I take one look at the site and I can see straight away. They thought they were going to get great words of wisdom and a lot of indepth time for free or at a ridiculously cheap price. Again, if they were accurate experienced and good at doing psychic readings would they do them for free or very , very cheap? The danger with the free ones is that they are rubbish and you believe them and act on them.
Or they then tell you that you are cursed and want to charge you a fortune to remove it. No they would not do this if it were the other way around. They would be too busy with clients who are happy to pay them.
But for those who are genuinely wanting a great service at a fair price I do point them in the right direction. I suggest they go to http://www.online-psychic.moonfruit.com.
where it is accurate, the lady who runs it has had about 40 years of experience, and she is well qualified without being expensive.

How to avoid being conned.

I worked as a therapist for many years, and retired, so I know the difference between a good therapist and a bad one. I still get people emailing my office asking me who they can trust with their problems. So I searched online to find someone I could safely suggest to them. It took me a long time as there are lots of bad ones and unsuitable ones there, but eventually I found one I am happy to recommend, Samantha South, who is well qualified, with a lot of experience and a good pedigree, but unlike many who are as good as her she does the consultations and does not pass them on to pass and she is not expensive.

You can find a lot more information about this at http://www.bestwebsitetherapist.com. Please do not contact my office to say you have consulted a therapist and then regretted it, I cannot help, I can only point you towards one that I know is good! There are a lot of bad ones out there and there are a lot that might be good for others and bad for you, because not only do you need to make sure the person has enough experience and qualifications but also that they gel with you and understand you , are on your wavelength. Sometimes people prefer a therapist of a certain age or have a leaning to preferring a male or a female, but othewise it is vital that the person has the knowledge, experience and qualifications as the right sex and age on it's own is useless to you.

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Cheat, Con, Hustle, Lie, Scam, Thief

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author avatar Carmel
Worked as a well known agony aunt, clairvoyant, therapist and life coach for many years. Had a lot of famous clients, wrote for newspapers and magazines and appeared on television and radio. Retired years ago and love to relax and have fun now. J...(more)

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author avatar Denise O
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Val Mills
30th Mar 2012 (#)

I am still amazed at how many people part with money online to people they have no prior knowledge of.

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author avatar Thomas Murphy
18th Oct 2013 (#)

Oh Carmel,

What a surprise! You own this domain as well as http://askagonyaunts.com!

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I think I will now go through all your other articles and check out whether you are recommending your own websites for psychic readings, tarot card readings, becoming a writer and all the other things at which you are supposedly an expert.

I see the website is designed to your usual high standards of visual design and that, as with http://askagonyaunts.com, you have not published any business address or contact in violation both of French and EU law.

Say hello to Charlotte Craig for me, as I see there was a reference to her on this website too!

Other readers: this lady is a con artist. See posts by Gina-Gee where I have gone into more detail about how and why this is so.

Do not give money to this lady. I am not sure whether she is also Charlotte Craig but don't give any money to anyone of that name either.

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