Horoscope Review: George Tupak, the Tough-Guy Psychic Shaman, Can Change Your Life, He Says
The "Native American" Shaman's Shameless "Drip Campaign"
“Tupak, the Visionary Shaman” as of early 2017 is out of business. The article below remains for historic purposes.
"Tupak Visionary Shaman" sent me 13 emails in three weeks. “If You Had Contacted Me, Sylvia, Your Life Would Be So Much Better By Now!” was the thirteenth email’s subject line. I clicked a link in it and read about “Joyce,” age 64, who just eight days ago won $3 million playing lotto with Tupak’s numbers and also at the exact same time found true love. Tupak is as good as God, I guess, because “he” claims “With me, everything is possible!”
“George Tupak” is a robot email program in the huge and lucrative online-psychic business. Our fake shaman is pictured as a 30ish white American gent. His creators gave “him” an exotic name, a manly face, and an attitude. This hard-boiled, shaven-headed character says he has nothing to prove and will tell the truth whether you like it or not. Manly as he is, he still keeps “Tupak’s Secret Boutique,” selling a very obviously fatuous "Luck Activator" ($39 USD), a download to read with Adobe Reader. “About Me” says his full name is Hiamovi Tupak, and that “Hiamovi” honors his Cheyenne Indian great-great grandfather who gave him his powers. But after starting out as "Tupak" he now calls himself “George Tupak.” Go figure.
Those who’ve sampled free readings by Gabriella, Norah, Jenna, Maria Medium, Pasqualina, Padre, and other proven “entertainment only” online psychic bots will find Tupak works the same way. Input your birth information and receive via email a link to your free online “reading,” very lengthy and vague and insisting that you click now and pay for a deeper reading.
More emails are sent to nag and threaten you with missing your moment and many moons of bad luck. This repetitive advertising is called “a drip campaign.” A buyer reviewed his Tupak experience in the Spells Psychics Spirits Review Forum: “[Tupak] charges 99 dollars for a detailed reading which turns out to be a lot of hype. For example he said in mine that I was restless in my marriage and that I need to focus on working things out, he was 100 percent wrong.” Tupak then offered further help for $399, a discount off his usual $600 charge. For free, Tupak welcomed me, Sylvia, to his "circle of friends," saying that he knows, telepathically, that I'm "swimming in troubled waters" and can't make ends meet, that negative and narrow-minded people surround me, and "deep down, Sylvia, you want a change." None of this is true. Using another identity and birthday I got the same message except for the zodiac sign.
Where Tupak differs from Gabriella, Norah and the rest is in his extremely exaggerated promises, threats and claims ("I know one of these days USD 50,000 will fall into your bank account") and the flawless English used in “his” robotic communications. And, in a clever move by his owners, “he” attempts to heighten his credibility by discussing your zodiac sign character traits in his free reading, under the heading “Who Are You (insert name)?” He’ll say to avoid three to six (!) other signs. All this means is that someone wrote 12 Sun-Sign character readings a couple of paragraphs long, and the bot “plugs in” yours, the same way your name is plugged in a total of 17 times. It’s meant to impress you. In the next paragraph Tupak admits he's not an astrologer.
The name “Tupak” of course brings to mind the late U.S. rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, named by his Black Panther mother for a heroic Inca who resisted the Spanish invaders. Both Tupacs were murdered in their prime. Shakur suffered as a kid because of his unusual name (schoolmates called him “Tubesock”) and his music promoted violence; he was shot to death at age 25. For many reasons, “Hiamovi Tupak” is a very unlikely name for an American parent to give a child. But, assuming he might be a real human being in his 20s or 30s, he or even “George” Tupak would have been tagged, or mentioned, or left other traces of his earlier days as a visionary shaman somewhere on the Internet. There aren’t any. He's a total fiction and so is his claim "I, TUPAK, know all life’s secrets, all the shortcuts, and the ways to solve all your problems."
Sylvia Sky, experienced astrologer, monitors online psychic and horoscope sites for quality and accuracy. Copyright 2015 by Sylvia Sky. Sylvia does not select or endorse the ads appearing on her pages.