DENVER – It's a future even someone without psychic abilities could have predicted.
Denver Police Department officials are warning people to be aware of clairvoyant services over the internet that ask for money upfront.
On Nov. 15, a victim in a fraudulent scam told police he had requested the services of a clairvoyant because he was going through some tough times.
The victim told police the suspect told him she would be able to help him out, but in order to do so, he would need to pay her $400 upfront.
After wiring the money to the clairvoyant, the suspect then asked for an additional $55,000 for candles and crystals needed “to help remedy the victim’s problems,” according to a DPD official.
The victim told the suspect he did not have that amount of money and smaller payments were arranged that within the course of a week amounted to a total of $10,000.
The clairvoyant reportedly then told the victim to take out a second mortgage on his home and send the remaining $45,000 due.
Naturally, the victim began to worry and when the clairvoyant began telling the man that bad things were going to happen to him if he did not pay, he contacted police.
“Even if someone is clairvoyant, they can only see the future, they can’t shape it,” DPD warned on Facebook. “And don’t pay for services up front -- get the product first and then provide payment.”
If you know anything about this case, contact the Denver Police Department at (720) 913-2000.