Free Psychic Reading by Email: Evaluation Tips to Avoid a Scam

Updated August 25, 2021
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A free psychic reading sent to you by email is a great way to sample the psychic's abilities. It doesn't require much of a commitment from you, just giving up your email address, but you can always use a specific email address when testing this kind of promotional offer. After all, if you aren't happy, you don't have to pursue a reading.

Free Psychic Email Readings Vary

With the advancement of technology, there are fewer psychics using email for their readings. Most people prefer text readings, although you can still find a few offering email readings. You should take advantage of these free readings and judge for yourself if the psychic is on target with her or his reading. Many people believe all psychics operate at the same level of expertise. However, just like any skill, a psychic's skill level varies from one psychic to another. Psychics are people too, so remember that the one you select may not be able to read for you as well as they could for someone else. It isn't much different from human relationships. You will get along with certain people better than others. Working with a psychic is similar. Keep in mind that just because a reading may be off, it doesn't mean the psychic is a fraud. It could simply be a lack of tuning in and your two energies being compatible. It does happen. Whenever you take advantage of something that's free, it's best to make sure it is legitimate. Be aware that most free psychic reading offers are accompanied by an offer for a discounted paid reading. It's the same with any product being marketed where something is offered for free as a sampling.

Understanding Tools and Charts

Most psychics are well-versed in tarot readings and other divination tools that they use as aids for clarification and validation of their psychic readings. If you're required to give your birthdate, time of birth, and place of birth, you are not receiving a psychic reading, but an astrology chart and/or a numerology report. Both are science based in math and not required for a psychic reading. If the reading is advertised as a psychic reading, but astrology information is requested, you need to inquire what kind of reading you'll be receiving. Keep in mind that a psychic doesn't need to know anything about you, other than your question. However, if the psychic is offering an Akashic record reading, they may require your given birth name and birth date.

There are many websites offering legitimate free readings. You just need to spend some time searching and learning which one is best for you. If you are pleased with the free reading, then you'll feel more confident spending money on an detailed in-depth reading.

Tarot cards and mobile phone

The Online Medium offers a free psychic reading via email, along with astrology reports and more. You can ask one question by category, such as money, love, and so on. You choose a card and instead of it being revealed, you're taken to a form that requires your name, email address, subject, and provides space for you to type your question.

Ask The Answer features email readers. You can review each psychic profile listed that features a photo, bio, and ratings. The rates vary depending on the psychic and are based on word count. There are two rates; one is for 500 or more word readings and the other is for anything over 1,000 words. You can register with just an email address and password. The turnaround time is usually 24-hours. You can buy credits using your PayPal account or pay with a credit card.

Tips to Avoid a Scam

There are many websites that look authentic, yet aren't. Educate yourself before testing a site. While most people should have adequate virus protection, many still are not covered. When you click on a hyperlink if you don't have good virus protection, a scam website can easily upload a Trojan virus, so be sure you have up-to-date virus protection for your computer. Use an email address you don't use often (dead letter), or set up a new one just for this contact. It's a good way to see if the site is harvesting emails and just using the free reading for spam to flood your inbox.

Certain things requested that should set off warning alarms and that you should never do include:

  • Don't give out your social security number.
  • Don't give your phone number for a free email reading (text messages are different).
  • Don't give your home address.
  • Don't provide the name or number of the company where you work.
  • A request for money in connection with the free reading isn't a legit offer for a free reading.

Free Personal Psychic Readings by Email

Free email readings are a great way to introduce yourself to a psychic. It will give you a printed copy of your reading for a nice way to refresh your memory about what the psychic saw for your situation. The main drawback to an email reading is the lack of interaction you can have in a psychic phone reading, a face-to-face meeting, or chat. Therefore, use these for what they are intended--a way to meet a psychic and see if there is a connection then move on to a more involved reading.

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