Ever since Australia was first colonised the Community and Spiritual Fraternity within it has been plagued by Frauds, Scams and Charlatans’ who see the opportunity to fleece the public with any dribble or snake oil they can get away with and often at a huge price.
They feed sceptics and non-believers with enough doubt, false details and impressions that damage the whole fraternity and label us all with the same dirty brush.
The Alliance is lending its support to a new current investigation into fraudulent psychics, mediums, clairvoyants and healers, etc. who operate around Australia.
Scams and Fraudulent activity can be as simple as:
- Claiming false Training, Qualifications, Skills, Experience or Outcomes,
- Claiming false Certificates or References, perhaps purchased from overseas,
- Claiming to Guarantee expert results for good health, future or fortune,
- Claiming and don’t provide Proof of Survival or contact with departed loved ones,
- Claiming huge amounts of money with lots of promises,
- Imposing rituals that include sexual harassment, undesirable contact or even rape,
- Imposing rituals or threats with Spells or Black Magic to ensure your silence,
- Providing services, readings or healing with false or misleading claims and hopes,
- Providing readings while relying on continual client feedback, history or written text,
- Any other associated goods or services that did not meet expectations.
If you have had an experience that is similar to any activity identified above, the Alliance would invite you, as the person affected by the experience, to contact us with information about what happened, as well as by who and where the experience occurred. Your identity can remain anonymous, if you wish.
Under Australian and State Consumer Protection Laws you are entitled to believe that you will get exactly what you expect based on what you were told or read in any form of advertising, and exactly what you paid for or was offered free or for a donation.
The Alliance was established to bring about quality, transparency, respect and acknowledgement for all the genuine intuitive operators in the Australian Community and to bring an end for the need to be classed as Entertainment.
There have been 46 reported scams already in 2019 with over 41% involving money.
Please assist the Alliance to bring an end to this unscrupulous and dishonest behaviour and support our efforts to become a credible, respected and true National Spiritual Organisation.
Scammers are inventive and constantly finding new ways to steal your money and data. You can protect yourself by knowing what to look out for.
Scammers and Hackers have nothing else to do but be innovative in developing new ways to rip you off.
Types of common Scams:
- Email scam – email scams are the most common way fraudsters trick you into handing over your personal or financial information
- Scams over the phone – fraudsters try to convince you they’re from a trusted organisation to gain access to your computer
- Current COVID-19 – scammers are trying to take advantage of people’s worries and uncertainty about the pandemic, especially those who are alone, self-isolating or in financial difficulty
- Buying or selling – these scams involve fraudsters pretending to be legitimate online sellers, either with fake websites or fake ads on social media
- Debt collecting – scammers will request you or your business to pay fake invoices for common supplies, advertising, directory listings that you didn’t order
- Dating and romance – scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions. They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
- Investments – if you are looking for a fast way to make money, watch out – scammers have invented all sorts of fake money-making opportunities to prey on your enthusiasm and get hold of your cashhreats and extortion – scammers will use any means possible to steal your identity or your money – including threatening your life or ‘hijacking’ your computer.