Horoscope Review: "I am Jenna, Expert in Astrology"
"Mary" is the New "Jenna," and the FBI Warns You
The long-established fake psychic "Jenna," now claiming she's an "expert in Astrology," tried out new URLs, the-astrology.com, usa-astrology.com, and in-astrology.com (India), offering on all a "free complete reading." Like her original site, Aboutastro.com, these sites were assailed by thousands of consumer complaints and the sites are now offline or their "Jenna" is now called "Mary," but nothing is really different, and if you want a free reading, this is what you'll get:
Three days after I sent my birth date and requested my free reading, "Jenna" sent me a link to a long online web page text, not a horoscope, mentioning my name 27 times, saying that I'm in an important 72-day transit and missed a financial opportunity back in April because I needed her guidance, and she'll sell me a more detailed reading for $59. "Mary" at the-astrology.com emailed me a similar text, mentioning my name 31 times. From the site astrology-jenna.com, expect more long emails containing incorrect astrology, except for your Sun Sign. The last one I got said I must come to terms with my past lives, but didn't say what my past lives were. The messages stay vague because behind "Jenna" is a salesman who knows nothing about astrology or past lives.
"Jenna's" and "Mary's" content, originally aimed at a European audience, is now targeting markets in the U.S. and India, hoping people will believe that these psychics are real people with a life story and psychic powers. Unfortunately "she," whatever her name, is fake.
There is No Jenna, No Mary, Victoria, or Pasqualina.
When I say "fake" it's not merely my opinion. It's admitted right on the psychic's own site: "The characters, places, situations and events which are mentioned in the texts issued to Users may be fictitious . . . Jenna, and all the characters involved in the site content and e-mails, are illustrative characters. . ." and you will find on the Terms & Conditions pages of any advertised Internet psychic, whether the name is Zora, Mary, George Tupak or Aiden Powers, much the same language. It will also say that the readings, whether free or paid, are "for entertainment only," so don't expect truth or insight. You're being played, and they're getting paid--a lot.
Jenna's AboutAstro.com site attracted seven million viewers a year. Readings were said to be a done by a team and among the astrologers named, none is named Jenna. At the bottom of usa-astrology.com's Terms page is its office address, not in the USA, not in India, but in Artigues-près-Bordeaux in France, also the "home" of fake psychics "Pasqualina," and "Victoria," who, like Jenna, were first created to appeal to European clientele.
Request a free reading from any of these and your email box will be stuffed with emails about your "Energizing Crystal Grid," and offers of magic jewelry and expensive advice.
Chasing Your Refund Money Around the World
Other prominent Internet psychic scams in France, hosted by the company "LeWeb," are Sara Freder, Pasqualina Psychic, and Isabella.fr, a fake astrologer/medium/tarot-card reader whose site is in French only. "Victoria" of astro-readings.com is also based in France. Another hot-spot for psychic/astro scammers is Hong Kong, corporate headquarters of both "The Extraordinary Chris" and "Tara-Medium."
If you paid any of these psychics, mediums, or clairvoyant astrologers and want your money back, expect to have trouble chasing down, locating,emailing, and telephoning their owners overseas. Many such sites once had a refund policy but no longer do, meaning you get nothing.
These fortunetelling businesses are not illegal. Their single most important legal Term and Condition, the one that most protects them, is that the user must accept that the readings are "for entertainment only" and the "psychics" are not responsible if you take their guidance seriously. The FBI says that such businesses are like organized crime. If you are thinking of using any online psychic, Google the name first and believe any complaints you see.
Some psychics you'll find online named Jenna or Victoria are live women practicing different forms of divination, but I am calling out here only the usa-astrology.com fake, based in France, who is reached through Google advertisements offering free readings.
Sylvia Sky reviews online horoscope and psychic sites for quality and accuracy. Sylvia does not select or endorse the ads appearing on her pages. Copyright 2016 by Sylvia Sky.