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Horoscope Review: Diana Numerologist and Julia Clairvoyant: Different Names, Same Ripoff

Sylvia Sky, astrologer, Tarot reader, and gemstone enthusiast, is a widely published author of books and articles about spiritual matters.

"Fortuneteller with a Fool"

Painting (detail) by Dutchman Lucas Van Leyden proves that Diana and Julia aren't the first fake psychics in the Netherlands.

Painting (detail) by Dutchman Lucas Van Leyden proves that Diana and Julia aren't the first fake psychics in the Netherlands.

They Have the Same Biography, Word for Word

Several numerologists go by the name Diana, but Diana Numerologist is the only one who will email you first, using a mailing list and a subject line such as "They Stayed Up All Night Waiting for Your Call, Sylvia" and other lies. The links in the email lead to your free "Grand Study," not numerology but a reading of Tarot cards which, when tested, turns out the same reading everyone else gets. Then--be careful!--clicking on a button once commits you to buying her services, just as one click can commit you to a purchase on eBay.

Checking out this "Diana," whose avatar is a wild-eyed blond, I also found "Julia, Extra Lucid Clairvoyant and Medium," an ash-blond with split ends and a bit of a potato nose. She shares the same server in the Netherlands and the same biography, word for word.

Their life story goes: "Born into high English aristocracy" she learned her family's divinatory secrets (but not when to get a haircut), and has abandoned her "princes, kings, and presidents" clientele to help soothe the misery of the less fortunate (and take their credit card numbers). Like the notorious "Gabriella," Julia offers paid memberships in "Club Julia" and her "Golden Circle," and her counterpart Diana does the same.

Like the emails from Nigerian royalty, fake "psychic" sites and fake "horoscope" sites always give themselves away with shameless inconsistencies and errors that would be funny except that some consumers are fooled. Owners of these sites hope you won't notice that the URL on your free reading is a template webpage, identical for everyone. Carelessly they leave "insert name" tags in messages "personalized" with your first name and birth date. Both the "Diana" and "Julia" robots flatter first-timers ("I immediately sensed something special in you") who might be impressed enough to pay US $49 for the next reading.

Before contacting any psychic, numerologist, astrologer or whatever, please first Google the website URL to check for any client complaints. This differs from my usual advice to search the psychic's name. The trend in the fake-psychic business is away from exotic names such as "Pasqualina," "Tupak" or "Zoradamus" and toward common names like Diana or Julia, which help force client complaints down and off the first page of search results.

"Free readings" can be amusing, but look and think hard before clicking any buttons, checking any boxes, or parting with money. Know that most online "psychic" or "clairvoyant" services by entities with only one name, like "Maria" or "Padre" are ripoffs.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Sylvia Sky


KristyRing on September 12, 2017:

It's so sad, when a person actually wants to look out and find someone that is really reputable and just get real information and a helping hand. They run in to all the scammers that are out there. I think what's even sadder is that there are people out here that want to believe in psychics abilities and it's the scammers that make it hard for the true psychics to be trusted. But you have them in every part of every business and in every different passion that's out there. It's unfortunate but the crudballs always seem to find away to take money from good people.

sharon on August 18, 2013:

Yes I too have been contacted by Diana and some of the stories she comes up with are crazy. She told me that the ghost of Marie Anntonet(can't spell it) , was trying to reach me and give me something and then it went to a magical box that had papers in it for me and when I wouldn't send money she tried to shame me into it or make me feel s though I was unworthy of her gifts or help. She is a scam and thank goodness I never sent her a dime nor would I. She also tried the taking a trip to do a special ritual for me too scam. I believe she is traveling alright, but it is on our hard eared money that she takes these trips, not hers. I have also received emails from Norah, Pasquale, and Jenna and Tara. I am now receiving one from Maria. I have a good feeling about her but will google her soon.

Subhro on June 18, 2013:

Interestingly - the advertise on the top of the page right now - set by google ads by believe - Is of Diana the clairvoyance expert :D

Babak on June 13, 2013:

Kan You help me how i can finish with Diana she take money of me ,and i don't know what shall i do what is the instruktions ? is som body who can help me?

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Dinesh on June 13, 2013:

Yes they might be fake! but the reading i got on julia's website was to the point each and evry word she said (except some) was true in my life, i was surprised how she got it all right even what is goin in my mind! I checked it by entering one of my close friends name and email ( to insure whether she gives same reading to him) and guess what she got that right too, evrythin she said abt my friend was true.....i think she does do tarot card reading and says truth except few lines where she tries to compel u to pay money for full guys u can get ur free reading it isn't wrong by any means just don't focus on lines that she uses to ensure u that she is goin to help u and it will be fine! just try it , she is goin to give u real reading but just don't pay any money, just read it and leave it!

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on June 05, 2013:

Swarnali, your email program can block Diana Numerologist's emails. Look for how to do this. Or you can mark her emails as spam and they will go to your spam folder where you need not be bothered by them.

Swarnali on June 04, 2013:

thanks so much...

She's also disturbing me sending emails day by day..

But I didn't send money..

I don't know when will they stop doing this..!! Goddamn..

DOSITHEE on May 12, 2013:

Hello.Diana.I NEED YOUR HELP.I want to travel from Germiston to Durban.But,evils spirits disturbing me.Please,protect me and help me. Yours Dosithee.

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on April 23, 2013:

Fooled No More, may I use your story as an example for an article on how financially treacherous these psychic scammers can be?

Fooled no more on April 22, 2013:

I meant to say that she is very upset with me and she wishes she gave this chance to someone else (who would have sent the money). I'm sure lots of other people have been "chosen" but she sent the India trip email first, saying she'd be leaving in 3 days and needed to hear from me. The next day I got another email saying she was going to France to do a special life-changing ritual for me and to send money to that! When I didn't I got the India trip email again. I emailed them directly to say they are scammers and I'd be reporting them but no reply and she just can't believe I'm throwing this chance of a lifetime away. It would be laughable if she didn't try to steal hundreds of dollars right out of my bank! I really hope others don't get suckered into this. I think every time you read her emails and click on the "read more" button, it may charge you again. It is probably somewhere in the fine print that they can do that and change the price to whatever they want whenever they want. Very dangerous stuff. Since in Europe if you need to dispute charges, it is a laborious process and a huge waste of time and energy..I hope people look her up first.

Fooled on April 22, 2013:

I paid the 29,90 (notice the comma instead of decimal point) and my bank had to shut down my card for me. Thank goodness they declined about 10 more charges, many in the hundreds! Also my bank/ credit card number was given to other scammers I've never heard of who also started charging my card!! I have a new card number now so she can't try to take more money from me, her dear friend she sends all her love to. Although now she's pretty upset with me for not sending more money to "donate" to an orphanage where she is staying after flying to India to do a special ritual for me. Since I sent no more money she is so bewildered and wishes she gave this chance (good for only one SPECIAL FAVORITE she picked, lucky me! She told me it was all free and she even paid her own travel expenses, she is too kind! Total liar, thieves, scammers and frauds. STAY AWAY!! She's no good, unfortunately. Money, not helping others, is all she/they care about. Don't be fooled!

SylviaSky on April 21, 2013:

Call your credit card company now and dispute the charge.

Ann on April 21, 2013:

I got ripped-off when I ordered Diana's spiritual package. She offered it for $25.90 and nearly $180. came off my credit card. I tried emailing to cancel as well as ask how this happened. I got no response to anything. I am by no means rich so this has really hit me.


Alexander on April 11, 2013:

hi,my names Alexander,,I to got ripped off by this diana&your so right as to her magot low life antics,she did today send me email saying shesgoin to get me blackballed at the bad credit mob as non payment of$56,i got into enough trouble at my bank for that cunts fuckn fraud,neve again,she needs to be bashed with ironbar!!!!

OLGA on March 06, 2013:

Diana ripped me off and stolen money from credid card how she manage do that because payment was so pose to be $5 and end up being $100.She is low life human scum.

Dosithee on February 27, 2013:

Hello,Diana and Julia.I'm ready to send you money.But,YOUR SECURE PAGE didn't appear.I want to go forward.Do something,please.I want to send money to both of you.Your best friend DOSITHEE.

yash on October 25, 2012:

Its hundred percent true about diana and clone julia. am actually being harassed by them since several weeks. they are both, i mean she or he is trying to overload my mail box with same fake history to convince me for payment 49.95. but they will tired with me as being in I/P i will trace them very soon

Patty Kenyon from Ledyard, Connecticut on August 30, 2012:

Interesting and Useful for those that use those services!! There are soooo many scams throughout and the internet is a perfect place for them to scam people that are honestly looking for help and advice!

Voted Interesting and Useful!!

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