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Psychic Conned Woman Out of $80K But Didn't See Herself Getting Caught

Sometimes it helps to stay on the skeptical side of life, lest this sort of incident happen to you.

An online psychic was arrested after scamming a woman out of $82,000. The psychic was caught at the airport trying to leave the country. Apparently, she didn't foresee her own future in jail.

Gina Marie Marks is a notorious scammer who poses as a psychic. She was well known in Miami for her shady dealings, and even was the subject of the book, “Miami Psychic: Confessions of a Confidante.” In the book, under the name Regina Miller, Marks purported to use her psychic gifts to help a lot of local criminals. She was supposedly trying to come clean with the 'tell all'.

In 2010, she was convicted of scamming three Florida women out of more than $500,000, telling them that she would rid them of demons. She's at it again, and this time she conned a woman out of $82,000 to help fix her life's problems.

The anonymous victim began working with Marks in May of 2016. Marks, who was living in Maryland and operating under the pseudonym 'Natalie Miller', told the victim that she had a bad energy around her, poisoning all of her relationships. She offered to rid the woman of that bad energy.

This is a common spiel used by psychic scammers: telling you that you have demons, negative energy, some kind of darkness or curse around you that is getting in the way of you getting everything you’ve ever wanted. They then begin trying to sell you services to remove that metaphysical obstacle, promising you a rosy future. They’ll offer rituals, candles, crystals or to build temples for you that will please spirits. They’ll ask for tens of dollars, then hundreds, then thousands. The ‘necessary’ services and costs seem to continue to increase, but the psychic promises you that when it’s all over, you’ll have more money than you’ll ever know what to do with flowing to you, so it’ll be okay.

"She claims that she has the power to fix everything," said the victim to NBC. "She claimed that I had some black magic around me, some darkness around me that I needed to be removed."

The victim began paying Marks for services, and the bills quickly piled up. In total, the victim had given the con artist more than $82,000. When the psychic stopped answering her phone calls, however, the victim began to suspect it was a scam.

The victim quickly got in touch with police and private investigator Bob Nygaard. Nygaard was familiar with Marks; he was the one who tracked her down when she was arrested for fraud in 2010. Perhaps the detective’s gifts are greater than Mark’s gifts, because once again, Nygaard was able to find the woman.

This time, Marks had escaped back to Florida. She had fled there and was attempting to fly from Miami International Airport to Spain. Before her flight could take off, police arrested Marks. She's expected to be extradited to Montgomery County to face charges.

Marks’ arrest came in the nick of time, but only because the victim was brave enough to come forward and report her. Many victims are too embarrassed to admit to authorities, family and friends that they were bamboozled out of thousands and thousands of dollars, so the crimes often go unreported.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: NBC4

Marks was arrested for fraud.

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