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‘Psychic’ mail fraud scheme tied to Canada shut down

The U.S. Department of Justice has shut down an international psychic direct mail scheme that it alleges bilked “vulnerable” Americans out of more than $180 million (U.S.) with guarantees of winning lottery numbers and a “New Life.” Connected to the scheme are two alleged French psychics and Infogest Direct Marketing, a Montreal company with a decades-long history of involvement in questionable schemes. A spokesperson with the U.S. Attorney’s Office told the Star that Canadians were also targeted, although the scope of this is not clear. They also said an estimated one million people sent small sums of money for services and products, which included a “mysterious talisman with the power to attract LUCK and MONEY.”

By: Jim Rankin
Read the full article on: The Star