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Horoscope Review: Diana Numerologist and Julia Clairvoyant: Different Names, Same Ripoff
"Fortuneteller with a Fool"
They Have the Same Biography, Word for Word
Several numerologists go by the name Diana, but "Diana-Numerologist.com" is the only one who will email you first, using a mailing list and a subject line such as "They Stayed Up All Night Waiting for Your Call, Sylvia" and other lies. The links in the email lead to your free "Grand Study," not numerology but a reading of Tarot cards which, when tested, turns out the same reading everyone else gets. Then--be careful!--clicking on a button once commits you to buying her services, just as one click can commit you to a purchase on eBay.
Checking out this "Diana," whose avatar is a wild-eyed blond, I also found "Julia, Extra Lucid Clairvoyant and Medium," an ash-blond with split ends and a bit of a potato nose. She shares the same server in the Netherlands and the same biography, word for word. Their life story goes: "Born into high English aristocracy" she learned her family's divinatory secrets (but not when to get a haircut), and has abandoned her "princes, kings, and presidents" clientele to help soothe the misery of the less fortunate (and take their credit card numbers). Like the notorious "Gabriella," Julia offers paid memberships in "Club Julia" and her "Golden Circle," and her counterpart Diana does the same.
Like the emails from Nigerian royalty, fake "psychic" sites and fake "horoscope" sites always give themselves away with shameless inconsistencies and errors that would be funny except that some consumers are fooled. Owners of these sites hope you won't notice that the URL on your free reading is a template webpage, identical for everyone. Carelessly they leave "insert name" tags in messages "personalized" with your first name and birth date. Both the "Diana" and "Julia" robots flatter first-timers ("I immediately sensed something special in you") who might be impressed enough to pay US $49 for the next reading. BTW, "they" do give refunds, minus a transaction fee, and then minus another fee, and so on.
Before contacting any psychic, numerologist, astrologer or whatever, please first search the website URL to check for any client complaints. This differs from my usual advice to search the psychic's name. The trend in the fake-psychic business is away from exotic names such as "Pasqualina," "Tupak" or "Zoradamus" and toward common names like Diana or Julia, which help force client complaints down and off the first page of search results. "Free readings" can be amusing, but look and think hard before clicking any buttons, checking any boxes, or parting with money. Know that most online "psychic" or "clairvoyant" services by entities with only one name, like "Maria" or "Padre" are ripoffs.
Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, reviews online horoscope and psychic sites for quality and accuracy. Copyright 2012 by Sylvia Sky. Sylvia does not select or endorse the ads appearing on her pages.