Horoscope Review: Life Answers.com Numerology by Jill Saint James
Is She Really a Man?
The Life-Answers.com ad said "You will be stunned. Shockingly accurate predictions OMG." So I input my information and email address on the "Life-Answers.com by Jill Saint James" homepage. Her name seemed familiar. Then the site wanted credit card information or PayPaI: $30 for a 24-page e-mailed numerological "profile" plus a "free" guide to my next three months.
What? There used to be free introductory readings. I ordered one once and received a numerology reading instantly. That means the reading was computerized, as all "free readings" are, with only your name slotted in.
There is nothing wrong with computers doing numerology for fun. What is wrong is doing it for profit by fooling people that a master numerologist named Jill Saint James is running the business and can help you run your real life. Who is this Jill St. James?
Her Name Sounds Familiar
First, don't confuse her with movie stars Susan Saint James or Jill Saint John, or Jill St. James the gospel artist who's at jillstjames.com, or the deceased astrology columnist Joyce Jillson. Jill Saint James was pictured on her 2001 website but has no photo or bio on Life-Answers and no website at jillsaintjames.com. She has two Facebook accounts, one calling herself male, the other female. The male account has nothing but an image of a piece of the Life-Answers logo. The "female" account has 4 friends and no photo and one post, from 2011, a numerological profile of Kate Middleton. Her flickr.com account lists her as male, but the photos there aren't of her/him; they are stock-type photos for a numerology website.
More importantly, Ripoff Reports lists complaints about Jill Saint James, and one alleged that Jill Saint James and numerologist Jhair Jamin deliver identical readings. I believe it, because investigating HoroscopeAuthority.com, a numerology site, I found its readings identical to those from Life-Answers.com.
The same person, or the same computer, is then running these sites as a business, not as a true numerology service.
Not a Destiny, Only Desperate
If you send your email address (through an an order or an inquiry) expect frequent emails warning that dark days lie ahead if you don't call on Jill, and "I am concerned that your window of favorable circumstances will soon shut." No true diviner will ever try to unnerve you like that.
Be aware that, quote, "The information and data contained on and through the Numerogy [sic] areas of the Life-Answers.com Web site is to be treated purely for your entertainment purposes only," and that clients with real-life problems should contact licensed professionals.
The reading's accuracy was hit and miss: "[y]ou're under the influence of a 2 Destiny. This Destiny makes you well liked by others on account of your modest personality, supportive nature and ability to listen" (false), and that my brain is a marvel (true; every brain is). I'm also a "born story-teller and prankster" (false) and "march to the beat of a different drum." That's pretty trite.
The site gives not refunds but "exchanges" if you contact Customer Service, so say goodbye to your money.
If you don't mind giving your private info to strangers, I suggest instead of Life-Answers the much better free video reading from numerologist.com.
My Life-Answers reading ended by offering a "Life Guide" package of three readings for $40, saving me $400 off the regular price. The Life Guide is instant-delivery too. People smarter than a fifth-grader know that rarely is an item sold for $40 when it is truly worth $400 -- unless the seller is desperate.
Whatever your questions about life might be, you shouldn't pay computers for answers.
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