Instagram Scammers At It Again!

I don’t know what it is about my Instagram account, but I seem to attract a lot of scam artists. I suspect it may be due to the fact that I’m too nice. When someone follows me (Doesn’t matter who) I always follow back. This means, I probably have a fair amount of scam accounts following me that I follow back.. I’m probably on a list somewhere for scammers to look through so they know who to follow.

What kind of scams do I see? well..

. The Bitcoin guys who try to get me to invest
. Profiles (Usually with no pictures or even a profile picture) that sends me a message asking for my PayPal email so they can send me $1000.
. Someone claiming to be a member of the Illuminati who will ask me to pay $10,000 to join this society so I can learn top secrets on how to become a billionaire.
. The guy from an African country who has lost his wife and has to take care of his daughter (Sometimes son) all by himself and needs money for food or to pay a medical bill for his daughter. This one usually tries to befriend you first, maybe even flirt with you so that he can earn your trust.
. Finally, there’s the worst one of all! the one who pretends to be someone you already follow and know fairly well (In an online setting)

For me, the latter usually poses as a Tarot reader I already follow and they ask me if I want a reading. They of course want me to send $30 – $40. I got one of these recently. They had the exact same name as the genuine profile but they’d added an underscore at the end.

When I visited the scam account, they had all of the same pictures, only they had all been added that very day rather than one each day like the genuine profile. They hadn’t used any hashtags on the pictures.. because they don’t really care about getting likes. They had the same Instagram bio and the same profile picture as the original genuine account.

As soon as I saw all that, I knew it was a scam, but instead of doing the usual and blocking them and then reporting them. I decided to test this person out a bit.
“Yeah sure, I’ll have a reading.” I said. I noticed how quickly the person then began typing.
“Thank you love, please make a small donation to my paypal and I’ll begin.” she replied.. By the way, if a Tarot reader ever messages you and uses words like ‘Grand Rising to you’ or refers to you as ‘Love’ or ‘Dear’ then it’s probably a scam.
“How much should I send you?” I asked
“Usually people donate $30 – $40 anything will do my love.”
“Before I pay, I’d like to know what Tarot spread you intend to use and which deck you’ll use for the reading” I replied
The scammer was suddenly stuck, she/he was no longer frantically rushing to reply, they’d read the message but obviously didn’t know how to respond… minutes went past so I started doing something else, but I periodically checked my phone to see if I’d got a reply.

Eventually, they replied after about 20 minutes. They’d sent me two pictures taken from the original account. Both pictures were of different Tarot cards, one was ‘The Hermit’ the other was ‘The Tower’ She then asked me which deck I’d like.
I thought this was an interesting way to get round their issue of not knowing anything about Tarot cards. With he/she taking such a long time, I wondered if maybe they’d contacted the head of this scam operation to find out how they should respond to my request. I’m assuming they couldn’t figure out the name of any Tarot decks (Even though a quick Google search would have given them plenty of names.) so they went with sending pictures instead.

I imagine this scammer was very pleased with themselves, rubbing their hands together in glee after they had successfully replied with what they thought was the best method to get me to part with my money…

The only issue was, the cards in the pictures were from the same Tarot deck. I can’t very well pick the deck I want, if the pictures are of cards from the same deck! This person had also failed to tell me what kind of reading I would receive (Love, career, general) and they still hadn’t told me what spread they’d use. I wouldn’t pay $40 for a one card reading for example.

I then had to ask ‘Do you ever successfully scam anyone? I mean you know nothing about Tarot cards. Your profile looks fake, I mean does it ever actually work on anyone?!’
I really wanted them to answer that question honestly. I wanted to know if anyone really did fall for it because even though I use Tarot cards daily and know a fair bit about it, in my experience, most of the customers I’ve had knew basic things about Tarot cards and readings too, and even though they very rarely asked what deck I would use, they always specified what type of reading they wanted and what they wanted it to be about.

I didn’t get an answer. They did what I probably should have done as soon as they messaged me, they blocked me.

In a way, I do regret bothering with this person, the amount of scam profiles following me has increased. I may not have fallen for the scam but I’m still on their list as someone who at least replies to the scammers. I’ve changed my tune though, I don’t just follow everyone back anymore. I even remove fake profiles from my followers list now.

It’s kinda sad that no matter what you do, you always have to be on your guard, looking out for people who want to do you harm, take advantage of you or fool you. It’s supposed to be easy to be nice, it requires less thought to be friendly, nice and polite.. but in this modern world of social media, being nice means putting a lot of effort into not being taken advantage of.


Long Time No See

I must first apologise for not using WordPress for almost a year, not only have I not posted anything but I haven’t been on it to read other people’s posts. It had been a busy and stressful year and so I took a break from a lot of things to mainly focus on music and writing an album.

I decided recently to cancel my premium WordPress plan since I wasn’t really using it, so by April time, this website will probably look a lot different. I’ve heard horrible stories of people’s blog posts disappearing after changing WordPress plans so I don’t know if this will happen to me, I can only hope it doesn’t.

I don’t want to stop using WordPress, I just don’t want to pay for it as I will no longer be using it to host my Tarot reading services. I plan on using this as a place to blog and update (Which was my original intention) I also enjoy giving advice on Tarot reading, Witchcraft and the paranormal and I love to learn more about it too from the other bloggers on here.

I do have an eBay shop where I sell Witch supplies and candles, but I will no longer be selling anything here, I will however update you on the things I’ve made.

As you can see above, I’ve been busy making witch crafts and candle magick kits. This has been a lot of fun as one of the first things I tried when getting into witchcraft was to use candles and spell jars to manifest intentions. I believe it’s definitely the gateway into the whole witchcraft world.

Voodoo Dolls

I really enjoy needle felting and I love the look of voodoo dolls so it was only a matter of time before I needle felted one. The first one I made turned out pretty good, I’m fairly pleased with him and he will most likely feature in a few of my daily card posts.

Mr Voodoo doll the first

I had a plan to make a more feminine looking doll and I had this gorgeous looking pink roving wool that I wanted to use for her hair. I was glad with the way she turned out however her hair kept sticking out so I ended up having to braid it. I accidentally used the same roving wool for the heart instead of my other pink wool and it did not play well when I was trying to shape it, so the heart didn’t come out as nicely as I’d hoped. I have since re-shaped it after taking these pictures.

Mrs Voodoo doll the first

I did have concerns about cultural appropriation because Haitian Vodou is a real religion and they have been wanting people to take their religion more seriously instead of having us all believe the Hollywood approach to voodoo dolls.

I therefore could describe my dolls as poppets which is a different kind of doll used for sympathetic magick, and I do have the right to create these and use them. I have an article on poppets where I talk about making them as I also sew poppets as well as needle felt them. You can read it here:

The reason the title of this post is ‘Voodoo Dolls’ is because they have the aesthetic of the Hollywood version of a Voodoo doll and this is because they are intended to be decorative. They are not meant to be used in sympathetic magick, although you could if you wanted. They just look pretty to me and represent no religion or belief system. They are simply dolls and that is all.

Another of my dolls

I was thinking of putting them in my shop but as custom made to order dolls. I’d like for people to be able to design their own doll and have me make it rather than make a load of dolls and sell them as is.

I’m currently working with someone to make little coffin boxes for them to be placed in for when I choose to sell them, I think it’d suit the aesthetic.

I’ll let you know when they’re available.. anyway I’ll end this post by explaining that I’ve decided to make a blog section on my website that doesn’t have to be about the paranormal or Tarot, and this is what this post comes under since it’s not quite ‘paranormal’ it’s more like an update or shop news I suppose haha.

Bloggers Recognition Award

I’m pleased to announce I have been nominated for the ‘Bloggers Recognition Award’ by Farida Hakim. I would highly recommend that you go check out her website and blog. She has some great money saving tips as well as advice on investments and neat ways to save money when it comes to gift ideas and recipes.

Rules to the Blogger Recognition Award

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

Why I started Blogging

As a tarot reader I’d never really thought about blogging before. It wasn’t until I started providing my tarot services online that I decided to write articles. I discovered that I enjoyed writing about the tarot as much as I enjoyed reading the tarot. I came to the conclusion that writing about my other hobbies could be fun too, so I started blogging about the paranormal. I’m also a musician and I did wonder if it’d be fun to blog about life in a touring band, but decided to keep this particular website strictly about tarot and the paranormal.. plus with the arrival of the deadly coronavirus, I’ve not been doing a lot of touring, I can’t even play shows at the moment.

Tips For New Bloggers

  1. Always write about the things you’re passionate about or have an interest in. You might think it’s a good idea to write about stuff that’s trending or things that are popular, but if it’s not your thing, you probably won’t enjoy doing it. When you write about the things that you enjoy then it becomes fun!
  2. Read other people’s blogs! not only can you learn tips on how to write your own blog, but it can be really interesting reading about what other people have to say and learning new things from people. When it comes to social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter you only get little snippets about a person’s life but with blogging you can learn so much from a person, and you can immerse yourself in their world.

I’d like to nominate the following people:


Yvonne Aburrow



Brian / Charming Magick

shaun Moser



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Anonymously Hal

Dracul Van Helsing

It was very difficult choosing which blogs to nominate, I’m sure I’ll keep finding blogs that I wish I included. I give my best wishes to all the bloggers out there!