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Worthless Problem-solving Service Scam May 07, 2022

Scam Type

Worthless Problem-solving Service Scam

Business Name Used

Psychic Chakra Center

Date Reported

May 07, 2022

Victim Postal Code

90012

Total Dollars Lost

$1,075.00

Scam Description

The lady’s name who scammed me is Hilary (according to Zelle) but she introduces herself as Angel. She did a tarot reading for me and told me I have an “evil curse” that needs to be removed, she told me she’s going to be doing a series of cleanse sessions to remove this “curse” and to cleanse my chakras. She told me the total cost is going to be $2500-3000 (she wasn’t fixed on the particular price, it was vague). She asked me for money right away and then we agreed that I’m going to pay $1075 upfront ($75 for a tarot reading and $1000 for upcoming “cleanse sessions”). The next day when I came to her for a “cleanse session” and right after she was forcefully asking me to pay her $2000 and that her service is going to be $7000 now because I have some “really bad evil curse” on me. She told me I need to put a chicken egg under my bed and then bring it to her so she could break it and if there’s blood, nail or hair that means I have “a really strong evil curse” and her service is going to cost me $10000. At that point I realized she was scamming me and she didn’t want to let me go so I told her I’m going home and I’ll send her money when I get there (I needed to get out of her office somehow cause she was being intimidating). She gave me a 7-11 pound stone statue (she said it’s a crystal) and that I have to call Uber to get home (she knows I don’t have a car) and she told me I can’t speak with my family or be in a setting with a lot of people because “I’m on a cleanse process” and it’s going to affect me if I socialize. She also told me to pay money as soon as possible cause the “cleanse process” is going real quick and she needs money to continue working with me. While I was waiting on my Uber she kept asking me 3-5 times “where’s your Uber? do you want me to call Uber for you? are you sure?” and I kept replying “no”. I left her office and blocked her everywhere, I tried to request the money back on Zelle but she keeps denying my requests. On a side note, she randomly asked me for my full name during the reading and I told her and she said “OK” and kept going on with a reading. She also was trying to know where I live and work by asking “what part of LA? what area of Downtown?”, etc. and it gives me creeps to think if there might be a human trafficking situation or something similar going on. Please, take the right measures with this lady, I’d really appreciate your help!