Date: Friday, August 06, 2004 12:31 PM
Dear Elbert Wade,
I just found your web-page by accident. I read the article about the psychic asking that woman for $9,000. I only wish that would have been all I sent a so-called psychic. I sent one $33,000. Yep, you read it right. She really played me so badly when I was very lonely and in the deepest despair of my life. She said I had all this evil and negativity around me, and I would put it on my children, and on and on, and on. These people are great con-artists; they target people when they are at their lowest point, and then stab them. I wrote to the FBI, and Fraud Hotline, and you name it; nothing has stopped her yet. She's still out there robbing people blind, but she's smart. She changes her name all the time. I hope this will come back and get her someday. Just wanted to write to you and tell you that there are a lot of people getting robbed by these people that call themselves psychics. Thanks - Name Withheld [Published with permission]
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 12:22 PM
Subject: Have Questions, Need Answers
Dear Mr. Wade:
After reviewing some facts about you, I have come to the conclusion that you are the person I need to speak with.
I have been speaking with a woman lately named [Redacted] who claims to be psychic. She told me after my first visit (with a friend) not to speak about the wishes I had requested "silently." She told me that I needed to rid myself of the negativity in my life. In order to do this, she needed to find where it was coming from. This of course entailed candles, praying, and visions which would take a bit of her time -- all to the tune of $300.
A week later (after several sessions -- included in the $300 charge), she discovered that years ago I was cursed by a person from my past. In order to rid the curse it was necessary that she re-do what was done. She saw that there was a sacrifice made by two people in a circle of black candles, with a green plant -- and a sacrifice of $9,000. At first she thought it was a blood sacrifice, and said if this was the case she would have to return my already-paid $300. And that she couldn't help me.
Now she tells me that it is not a blood sacrifice, which leads me to the really important question.
I was told that all bad things come in three's. In order for me to rid myself of the negativity in my life -- related to "love, happiness, and health" -- I need to come up with $9,000, and if I choose I can pay in three parts of $3,000 each.
She states that after I give her the money she will do a re-enactment of the original spell--then the curse is lifted. She says she will then take the money I give her ($9,000) and after using it in the spell she must give it away to a charity -- as an anonymous donor, not using my name or hers.
What is it she is telling me? Is she taking advantage of my feelings and emotions and telling me what I want or need to believe? Is she real?
What do I do in this situation? What would you recommend to a person such as myself in this matter? Any and all advice you might offer will be taken with warmth and much gratitude.
Please heed to my calling and answer.
Thank you, [Signed]
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: Have Questions, Need Answers
You must be at some sort of "crisis point" in your life to even become involved in such a con as this. You seem intelligent, judging by the letter you have written me. Use your intelligence and COMMON SENSE -- not your fears and emotions.
In my humble opinion, you should get out of this immediately. You can spend the money on something that will actually benefit you. You don't need this "mumbo-jumbo."
And, how do you know this "psychic" won't find you have another "curse" (or several more)! This could become exceedingly expensive. If she gets the $9,000, why should she stop there? After all, she must think you are potentially an "easy mark."
Simply tell her NO. If you can't do that, just stay out of contact. In time she will give up on this super con.
Just consider the $300 you have already spent (wasted) as water down the drain and get on with your life. There is no curse -- except as you might allow her to cause you to think there is.
Don't believe I've ever heard of a fortune-teller offering an "easy-payment" plan!!!
Best wishes. I suggest you discuss this matter personally with a good level-headed friend before you spend another cent -- if you can't accept what I have written, or can't stop this alone.
PS: I would like to publish your letter -- without using your name or the so-called psychic's name--so others can see how some of these people attempt to manipulate those in stressful situations to spend their money for nothing. If you would prefer I do not publish it, that is fine. You can just say NO about this as well. After all, you are in control of your own life.
[After not hearing from this email writer for several days, Elbert Wade wrote to inquire about the situation since he was sincerely concerned. He also could not help but ask if the writer was for real and whether or not this was some sort of hoax, joke or game.]
Date: Friday, October 8, 1999 2:43 PM
Subject: Response to Your Recent E-Mail
Sorry I haven't gotten back to you. The first e-mail was sent to you from my friend's work, so you e-mailed me there. She has just sent your note to me! No, it is not a joke, and no I did not buy into that woman's load of garbage.
Yes, please feel free to publish the bit about my adventure with that so-called psychic.
Again, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.
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