It’s an unfortunate fact of the Internet that people are scammed through it every day. Anytime you have financial transactions taking place, you have people who are going to want to get a cut of that money the illegal way. This is true regardless of what kind of service or product you’re buying online, which is why it’s so important that anyone who spends money online be aware of the risks. Even if you’re spending money on something like getting an online psychic reading done, there will be the risk of getting scammed. In the event that it does happen, you need to know what to do to minimize the damage.
Note the Nature of the Scam
So you’ve just paid 20$ to get an astrology reading done from a psychic you found online. However, it was clear once the session started that the psychic in question had no clue what they were doing, and now you’re short twenty bucks. This kind of scam involves a person pretending to be something they’re not, which makes them a fraud.
Maybe you just found a psychic who has their own website and offers to do all kinds of readings for a certain amount of money per minute. However, once you input your financial information you immediately got a notice from your computer stating that there’s a virus risk. And when you went to check your credit card statement, you saw there were charges on there that you didn’t make. This kind of scam is a serious one, because it means that someone now has your sensitive financial information.
Make a Report
If you’re visiting a website that offers psychic services from a large number of psychics, your next step should be to file a report with the site’s customer support department. If you feel that the psychic you picked was a fraud, you should immediately report him or her for that. The website makes its money off psychics that are legitimate, so any who are faking are bad for business. If you report a fraud, chances are good that you’ll get a refund or at least some complimentary credits for you to spend on another, authentic psychic.
If you’ve been scammed after entering your financial information on a website, you need to immediately contact the site owner or operator and let them know what happened. You should then contact your credit card company or bank and give them all the relevant information. You should then tell them to stop any transactions from taking place and to cancel your credit card in order to minimize any damage.
Make it Known
If you’ve been dealing with any kind of website where you’ve been scammed somehow, you should make it known to the rest of the Internet. Most websites will have reviews left by other customers hosted on other websites, so you should go ahead and make your own review alerting people to the questionable nature of either the person who scammed you or the website you were scammed on. This can help other people to avoid the situation you found yourself in.