• Report: #347916

Complaint Review: Kasamba

  • Submitted: Sun, July 06, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, August 07, 2008

  • Reported By:xxxx New York
Kasamba
14525 SW Millikan Way Beaverton, Oregon U.S.A.

Kasamba - LivePerson Most Kasamba Experts are Fraudulent Beaverton, Oregon

*Consumer Comment: Instead of putting their resources into removing frauds they have been working on a ratings blacklist system

*Consumer Comment: Instead of putting their resources into removing frauds they have been working on a ratings blacklist system

*Consumer Comment: Instead of putting their resources into removing frauds they have been working on a ratings blacklist system

*Consumer Comment: Instead of putting their resources into removing frauds they have been working on a ratings blacklist system

*Consumer Comment: edited ratings.....

*Consumer Comment: It depends on the expert

*Consumer Comment: Agusta is right about that

*Consumer Comment: Agusta is right about that

*Consumer Comment: Agusta is right about that

*Consumer Comment: Agusta is right about that

*Consumer Comment: JH - Liveperson feedback system is a scam

*Consumer Comment: I had no luck getting a rating changed

*Consumer Suggestion: To Anonymous

*Consumer Comment: response to the kasamba - live person post

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Two days ago, I noticed Kasamba/LivePerson mentioned on this site. I have read every post and battle dating back to 2006, plus I have researched others scam sites and message boards to validate what Ive read.
This is by far the cookiest, craziest screed I ever seen on the internet (and that says a lot). I still cant wrap my mind around it. Its like a hilarious soap opera filled with PayPal, pixie dust, chat rooms, spiritual cleansings, etc. All we are missing is Marlenas possession. And then it sets in that this is 100% real, that people lives are being ruined. Seeing how these experts have acted, spoken to each other, and what they are doing behind the scenes is appalling. It is not only unprofessional, unethical and low class, it is fraudulent and unconscionable, almost to the point of being ludicrous. I always knew that some experts were fakes (and possibly fraudulent) of course, but I didnt realize it was at this degree. This puts a stigma on those psychics who actually do possess gifts and want to help others. I understand everyone needs to make a living. But I worked my tail off for a good career, not copying, cheating or plagiarizing, stealing not riding on other peoples ideas or coat tails, and that is was these info sharers are doing.
I thought I would share my experience and officially put all this behind me. Several years ago, I was in a very very bad place. I had suddenly lost my job that I loved due to a mass lay off , my bf and I had broken up. I was lost. I had posted my resume on a few popular job search sites and I received an email from Kasamba saying theyd seen my resume and wanted me to sign up as an expert. I didnt sign up as an expert obviously. But I was curious. Curiosity killed the cat. Thats when I got involved in the site. I look back and Im so disappointed in myself for getting sucked in, but hey, I cant keep crying over spilled milk. Its done and I cant change anything. Beating myself up over it wont do anything positive or constructive for me.
I think its unfortunate that clients cant change their ratings or rate after 30 days. I was going to listed my true rating for every psychic good and bad that I spoke with. Some were just fakes at a low price trying to make a quick buck passing themselves off as a psychic and some were blatant frauds continuing to suck people in, establishing relationships, giving them constant reassurance, have these phenomenal reviews and charge a ridiculous amount of money.
But I changed my mind. Nothing positive would come out of it and I dont want to create more negative energy.
To anyone considering using Kasamba as a client, here are some tips:
- We are ALL connected to Spirit, we are ALL protected (by whatever you want to call itSource, Spirit, Archangels, God, Creator, Spirit Guides, guardian angels, Higher Self, etc.), we ALL possess gifts and have been blessed with intuition.
- Always go with that gut feeling. If something doesnt feel right in a reading, then leave. You are paying them and dont have an obligation. Regardless what any expert tells you, its your life, your money, your feelings, your heart, you HAVE choices and can make your own reality. Only YOU can make YOU happy. A reader should never make you feel that you dependent on them or their work to make your life better.
- Always do your research and read every review before choosing someone. Try local psychic first and meet with someone face to face. If you research and ask around youll be able to find
- Stay away from experts who have photos of young male or female models and make outrageous claims in their (i.e. Their picture looks like Summertime Barbie and they claim to be 13th generation Pagan decent and have over 30 years experience in black magic and the occult)
- Stay away from people who claim to possess super powers or have photos of Hercules or other ancient tribal warriors in their profiles. Or have pictures like that just walked off the set of Hot Shots Part Deux. (Come on!)
- Stay away from profiles with name that dont make sense Love Psychic Visions Soulmate Reunited Psychic Soulmate Spiritual Soul Connections Love visions (you get the picture..)
- As helpful as the other categories are on Kasamba. They make most of their money through the Spirituality & Religion category more specifically, through psychics, therefore Kasamba does not make strides to eliminate frauds. Be very picky.
- There ARE some very kind, gifted, honest experts on Kasamba, again be very picky.
- Remember, people sometimes arent who they say they are on the internet. The chance that a persona is who they say they are, is equal to the chance that they arent.
I am officially done with Kasamba and have been for a while. I dont place blame on anyone but myself. Life is about choices and in a very dark and low point in my life, I made the wrong ones. I am currently in a completely different, happier place in my life now financially, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. I can only move on and up now. I hope clients find out the truth and those who have been victims of this type of fraud can get their lives back in order, get the real help they may be needing and move on. I hope those who are honest, ethical and gifted dont lose out because of those who arent. And I hope those who are enabling this horror whether it be Kasamba employees, owners, or the fraudulent experts have their conscience get the better of them and start doing the right thing. Maybe start giving back to the community or make a change to really help others for the better. No one can actually NOT hate themselves or their lives and be acting like that is on the internet or taking advantage of people. No one goes through life unscathed. Everything good or bad, always catches up to you. The shamelessness of these people is despicable. I hope the experts involved in this get professional help.
I have realized the more we fight against something, the more of it we create. Someone made a good point here, it would stop if people stopped pumping money into it daily. My only aim of this is to educate someone and hope they dont make the same mistakes I did. I am so thankful that I have a career where I can put my head down at night and know Im not ripping other off hard working citizens or hurting others to fill my pockets. Im also thankful for this experience for making me realize how lucky I am for what I have, what I do and who I am.
A real psychic and light worker who I met five years ago once told me When things seem like they cant get any worse, when you are at the lowest of the low, the end of your rope, thats when things start change. She was right.
In love and Light. Peace out!

Anonymous
xxxx, New York
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Instead of putting their resources into removing frauds they have been working on a ratings blacklist system

AUTHOR: Janice - (Australia)

It is true, I have a copy of an email that said they are working on a way to identify more negative ratings and remove them. This was late last year.

Additionally, this practice (and it is written in the TOS etc) is dichotomous to their advertising that refers to the rating system as a mechanism to assiste clients make good choices (not those words exactly...but i will look it up tomorrow)

Anyway, what it amounts to is false advertising and supporting fraud.

There are so many inconsistencies between their advertising and their practice. For example, I have an advert that says their psychics are accurate and an email from their suppoort that says heir psychcis are not always accurate.

Plus of course that they cover up fraud by editing the ratings.

So wjichever way you look at it they are breaking the law and that over-rides any diclaimer.

The company is stupid. They treat clients like expendable money sources. Has it not occured to them that some clients would see their very transparent illegal actions and do something about it.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Instead of putting their resources into removing frauds they have been working on a ratings blacklist system

AUTHOR: Janice - (Australia)

It is true, I have a copy of an email that said they are working on a way to identify more negative ratings and remove them. This was late last year.

Additionally, this practice (and it is written in the TOS etc) is dichotomous to their advertising that refers to the rating system as a mechanism to assiste clients make good choices (not those words exactly...but i will look it up tomorrow)

Anyway, what it amounts to is false advertising and supporting fraud.

There are so many inconsistencies between their advertising and their practice. For example, I have an advert that says their psychics are accurate and an email from their suppoort that says heir psychcis are not always accurate.

Plus of course that they cover up fraud by editing the ratings.

So wjichever way you look at it they are breaking the law and that over-rides any diclaimer.

The company is stupid. They treat clients like expendable money sources. Has it not occured to them that some clients would see their very transparent illegal actions and do something about it.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Instead of putting their resources into removing frauds they have been working on a ratings blacklist system

AUTHOR: Janice - (Australia)

It is true, I have a copy of an email that said they are working on a way to identify more negative ratings and remove them. This was late last year.

Additionally, this practice (and it is written in the TOS etc) is dichotomous to their advertising that refers to the rating system as a mechanism to assiste clients make good choices (not those words exactly...but i will look it up tomorrow)

Anyway, what it amounts to is false advertising and supporting fraud.

There are so many inconsistencies between their advertising and their practice. For example, I have an advert that says their psychics are accurate and an email from their suppoort that says heir psychcis are not always accurate.

Plus of course that they cover up fraud by editing the ratings.

So wjichever way you look at it they are breaking the law and that over-rides any diclaimer.

The company is stupid. They treat clients like expendable money sources. Has it not occured to them that some clients would see their very transparent illegal actions and do something about it.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Instead of putting their resources into removing frauds they have been working on a ratings blacklist system

AUTHOR: Janice - (Australia)

It is true, I have a copy of an email that said they are working on a way to identify more negative ratings and remove them. This was late last year.

Additionally, this practice (and it is written in the TOS etc) is dichotomous to their advertising that refers to the rating system as a mechanism to assiste clients make good choices (not those words exactly...but i will look it up tomorrow)

Anyway, what it amounts to is false advertising and supporting fraud.

There are so many inconsistencies between their advertising and their practice. For example, I have an advert that says their psychics are accurate and an email from their suppoort that says heir psychcis are not always accurate.

Plus of course that they cover up fraud by editing the ratings.

So wjichever way you look at it they are breaking the law and that over-rides any diclaimer.

The company is stupid. They treat clients like expendable money sources. Has it not occured to them that some clients would see their very transparent illegal actions and do something about it.
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#5 Consumer Comment

edited ratings.....

AUTHOR: S - (United Kingdom)


JH - Your right about we clients wanting to know why a low rating is left, in order to make decisions about whether to hire. Stands to reason, BUT LP won't allow comments that point to fraud. This makes it easy for these fake psychics to come on here screaming "clients don't like to hear the truth so rate low" and comments like that. If you leave a comment (I know I have) stating reading was wrong and why, this would be informative. LP and the fake scammers don't want people to be informed, so comment is removed, fraudsters can blame the rating on the client "not hearing what they wanted to hear" and so the cycle continues.

Its when you leave a low rating and a comment, you start being blocked by all and sundry on there, and therefore, the scammers can continue to scam with the help of liveperson who allows it.

I have had ratings edited, removed and not go up at all actually, Live person always come back with the same old answer that its not in the companies interest for the rating to stay as I put it. No your dead right there, but it would be in the clients interest for it to stay as I put it, which proves that their term "customer services" is bullshit.

I read the ratings on LP psychis regularly, and many I have had readings with in the past that have been totally totally wrong, but still the big gushing 5 star ratings keep on going up, thats why I know that the ratings system is not worth a dime.

Never mind the fact that a lot of them are definately exposed as frauds via the report that is coming but still keep getting gushing clients rating how fantastic they are.

Also, just look at how long clients stick with their "fantasic genuine gifted psychic" for. A couple of months before the penny drops that what. It is very very rare to see anyone stick around for a good length of time, and why would you stop reading with the psychic who is so fantastic and whose predictions keep coming true all the time for. If you are in to psychic readings and that was really the case the pschic would have a client for life - on LP that is not the case despite the great ratings.
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#6 Consumer Comment

It depends on the expert

AUTHOR: Janice - (Australia)

They don't seems to bother about bad ratings that are left for the experts who do not male them much money. However, if clients leave a bad rating for the ones who are favoured, or who make money, LP will remove it. Yes, I can prove this also.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Agusta is right about that

AUTHOR: Janice - (Australia)

Position -i.e. on or near the front page is dependent on ratings. I have definte proof that LP support do not put up bad ratings or earings altering clients to fraud or that say negative things about the money makers.

One of the files in the 'weakguyobkasamba' group proves it. I have other proof.

According to the US Department of Justice, LP support are considered employees, even if they are on contracts or casual pay. If such an employee engages in such actions that are designed to increase profit and hide the true value of the product or service, then the US Supreme Court has, in a couple of cases that were sent to me, considered that not only are the employees guilty of corporate fraud, but so are the Executives.

It is getting worse. It actually doesn't take much to initiate an official investigation and a class action.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Agusta is right about that

AUTHOR: Janice - (Australia)

Position -i.e. on or near the front page is dependent on ratings. I have definte proof that LP support do not put up bad ratings or earings altering clients to fraud or that say negative things about the money makers.

One of the files in the 'weakguyobkasamba' group proves it. I have other proof.

According to the US Department of Justice, LP support are considered employees, even if they are on contracts or casual pay. If such an employee engages in such actions that are designed to increase profit and hide the true value of the product or service, then the US Supreme Court has, in a couple of cases that were sent to me, considered that not only are the employees guilty of corporate fraud, but so are the Executives.

It is getting worse. It actually doesn't take much to initiate an official investigation and a class action.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Agusta is right about that

AUTHOR: Janice - (Australia)

Position -i.e. on or near the front page is dependent on ratings. I have definte proof that LP support do not put up bad ratings or earings altering clients to fraud or that say negative things about the money makers.

One of the files in the 'weakguyobkasamba' group proves it. I have other proof.

According to the US Department of Justice, LP support are considered employees, even if they are on contracts or casual pay. If such an employee engages in such actions that are designed to increase profit and hide the true value of the product or service, then the US Supreme Court has, in a couple of cases that were sent to me, considered that not only are the employees guilty of corporate fraud, but so are the Executives.

It is getting worse. It actually doesn't take much to initiate an official investigation and a class action.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Agusta is right about that

AUTHOR: Janice - (Australia)

Position -i.e. on or near the front page is dependent on ratings. I have definte proof that LP support do not put up bad ratings or earings altering clients to fraud or that say negative things about the money makers.

One of the files in the 'weakguyobkasamba' group proves it. I have other proof.

According to the US Department of Justice, LP support are considered employees, even if they are on contracts or casual pay. If such an employee engages in such actions that are designed to increase profit and hide the true value of the product or service, then the US Supreme Court has, in a couple of cases that were sent to me, considered that not only are the employees guilty of corporate fraud, but so are the Executives.

It is getting worse. It actually doesn't take much to initiate an official investigation and a class action.
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#11 Consumer Comment

JH - Liveperson feedback system is a scam

AUTHOR: Augusta - (U.S.A.)

JH - thank you for sharing that about the feedback system - it has been the experiences of other clients also. Their feedback being manipulated, edited or taken down. If they are not going to run the feedback system honestly (which allows a loophole now legally because they claim in writing that they do) they should eliminate it. Clients will continue to get scammed with no feedback, but they do now with the false feedback which is worse. Some clients are over the top with long feedback of praise for a reader yet that never gets edited or taken down as being too long.

We clients are looking for WHY a client is rating the way they are especially for 3 or less stars - and your honest comments would have helped in the feedback but alas LP made sure that didnt happen. How can these readers claim to be spiritual advisors etc when they cant take things in perspective in their own lives that they will receive negative critiques at times? Bottom line this is a business and they need to keep up appearances of accuracy to feed the scam with the help of LP. False advertising all around. The whole system is skewed and there are so many neurotic readers on that site overly paranoid and concerned with ratings as they need to feed their family you know. Doesnt make for great advice.
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#12 Consumer Comment

I had no luck getting a rating changed

AUTHOR: Jh - (U.S.A.)

Just FYI, I tried getting a rating changed a few times and I had confirmation emails/numbers from LP saying they'd get back to me. When they did finally, they sent me information that made no sense. And the edited rating I sent them was never posted.

I've had a few of my feedbacks edited. One case was the above one (my original was too long), in another I left a very fair 3 star feedback for someone who got it wrong, and she had it edited so that the heart of why I was rating "low" was removed.

About a month ago I saw a very bad feedback for a reader I used a few times months ago and really liked, and then a few days later it was gone. That made me question just who had what removed and kind of shook my feelings about this woman (and she's a genuine reader, just not really for me anymore).
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#13 Consumer Suggestion

To Anonymous

AUTHOR: Judith - (U.S.A.)

You can always email Kasamba / Live Person and ask to have a rating changed. They can and will change it.
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#14 Consumer Comment

response to the kasamba - live person post

AUTHOR: Overly Trusting Psychic Client - (U.S.A.)

While I think that this Kasamba - Live Person post is generally well-written and highly intriguing, and I have also found some psychic fraud on Kasamba - Live Person, I'm not entirely sure what the specifics are that the writer is trying to describe. I'm not entirely sure what happened to the writer while working for Kasamba - Live Person, what the writer encountered while working there, what sort of fraud and greed the writer found there, etc. I'm not entirely sure why the writer can sleep better at night now that she's moved on and is in a better place. I wish the writer would describe more specifically what happened and what she witnessed while at Kasamba - Live Person.
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