Report: #314278

Complaint Review: Mario Dos Ventos

  • Submitted: Mon, March 03, 2008
  • Updated: Sat, September 18, 2010
  • Reported By: london West Virginia
  • Mario Dos Ventos

    United Kingdom

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

This man proclaims to have mystical powers and that he can do things he takes your money and then just tells u he has carried out mystical things with no follow ups.

He took 198 off me and then told he he carried out a ritual which i still dont know took place charged me for another reading even though i had paid him money and then he never called to let me know the progress of anything that happend.

This man also abused me via email telling me to seek a counsellor and that this was not his job as he gets paid through another source of income so baiscally he did not care ! blah blah blah...

This man was the nicest person whilst making a deal to charge me for those spirtual services and then BAM after money was exchanged and he felt that he got me off his back he never returned calls as he says he does on his mobile phone and says that he does things with no confirmation from other clients he is just a lier and a rude lier at that.

This man will be the nicest person around when he has taken your money he will then turn into a rude bxxxxy bxxxx...

Dont buy anything from him as proven it does not work.. he lies and says he has x amount of credentials but nothing is backed up ?...

U go figure?...
I have just let that 198 go out of the window because its evident that its been spent on his works?....that he says he did?

london, West Virginia
United Kingdom

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#1 General Comment

More on Mario Menz

AUTHOR: Alan - (United Kingdom)

In message 4:
Someone who knew him during his Wicca phase and about him plagiarising books:

I am the person who wrote that message on that message-list in 2003.
I have heard even more of the bad behaviour over the past seven years, 
and I absolutely stand by what I said in that message right to this day.
Caveat emptor.  Buyer beware.
If someone is happy with the services they got from Mario Menz aka Mario dos Ventos aka Sean Belachta then good for them.  Unfortunately I know of too many people who have been burnt by their experience with him.
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#2 Consumer Comment


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

If you are going to insult someone, it helps if your language and spelling are clear and legible. Otherwise, in my opinion as someone who has benefited greatly from Mr Dos Ventos' help I completely disagree. In fact, I have found him to be painfully truthful with me and to always treat me with fairness. On every occasion in my experience his readings have proven accurate and helpful. He is a kind, compassionate man who bends over backwards to help people like myself. It is entirely natural for people to go through different phases in their spiritual evolution as they discover their own path. In short, perhaps investing some time in character development would be more beneficial as you walk your own path.
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#3 Author of original report

Trying too come off as "caring" and "sincere" please!!!

AUTHOR: Blake,jenny - (United Kingdom)


This is beyond a joke, this person and i use the word "this person" because "blaitently, he is not who he says he is" talking about "counselling" and "needing help" coming from someone with no medical or professional back ground. The whole thing with this guy is just immbarrising, the fact that u ever thought that he had any kind os spirtual gifts is beyong a joke!.

And too say he "cant assist" in someone needing counselling, Does this alone not speak about this persons ethics in taking money from a "vulnerable" person if "THIS IS THE CASE?" he  uses a nice mixed of words and given that people that have seen him are in better places rather than feeling "Low" and attempting too seek support or  guidance but offered "BOGUS SPIRITUAL SERVICES",


Everything this dude says is total and utter crap!, and alone with his mascarade of "caring" and being genuine"

he is over priced doesnt speak anything that is spirtual and doesnt have a clue!

I would advise tht you get a reading on line with someone that is reputable, and also does not shoute abuse at u!, when u are asking where ur money has gone!

He looks like a moron! and talks likehe has masses of knowledge! i would love too know the people that speak good stuff about him on there and make sure that it isnt the FOOL MASCARADING AS HAPPY CLIENT!

isnt it great that time is a healer! and u can come back stronger and with more of a clearer view on things !


the dude will one day cheat the wrong person and get sued !!!

Trust me, u would be a fool not too follow through on any of the reports that have been filed, they have been filed for a reason!

Readings are nice, because they are what they are!, its not essential like bread and water but when someone is taking large amounts of money from people proclaiming too do things that he doesnt then it deserves investigation!


The man is a CROOK! and stolen lots of money off me and others mostlikely!

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#4 General Comment

Mario Dos Ventos

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

I have read two reports here thus far claiming that Mario Dos Ventos is a "rip-off artist"...that he "scams" on and so forth. I came across this site quite by accident (the wonders of google) and quite frankly, I'm astounded by these so called claims. I have worked with him for a few years now and have found him to be nothing but upstanding and ethical. All rituals and readings requested and paid for were performed with great care...that I know for certain.

None of the claims here match the spiritual worker that I know. And by the way...if a spiritual worker, reader...whatever tag you want to place on this sort of worker refers a client to seek counseling...that's being responsible....not disrespectful. A true rip-off artist would continue to take your money regardless. A repsonsible spiritualist, if he or she clearly sees that the services that they have to offer are not the "medicine" that's needed will indeed send you in another direction.

I just wanted to offer another side of the story as I myself, as well as other folks that I have referred to him over the years have seen great results from his work. I hate to see his name drug through the mud...however, I have never known a spiritual worker, who at one time or another did not come under attack. Many people seek the counsel of a "worker" as a last resort...when their lives are already in shambles and see fit to shoot the messenger out of anger. I hope all involved find the peace that they are searching for.

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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Mario is a scammer

AUTHOR: JusticeforAll - (United Kingdom)

I have the same story as Jenny, I got a reading and work that did nothing in the end. Like she says, he comes across as very nice and then turns on you when nothing works. A waste of money and time. Avoid him.

I'm not sure why Erzulie's has him on their website, they have a lot of other reputable and genuine people on there, so it is a shame that Mario dos Ventos/Mario Menz/Sean Belachta or whoever he says he is makes Erzulie's look disreputable as well. Also, he make come across as well known author but he is more a well known plagiarist who is known to have ripped off others work and passed it off as his own under the name of Sean Belachta.

I found this online written by someone who personally knew him during his Santeria phase:

Someone who knew him during his Wicca phase and about him plagiarising books:

And others: on his book being plagiarised.

Seems like he got blacklisted by the Wiccans, even doesn't get along with his Santeria godfather and the rest in that community (due to skanky behaviour as he calls it) and now he is onto another religion to make money. You have to wonder how a 20something year old  manages to dedicates"so many" years training to be a priest in practically every religion he comes across, considering he hasn't even lived that many years.

I wish I'd come across all this information before I went and spent money on him. Save your money, go donate it to a worthwhile charity if you must!
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#6 Consumer Comment

Mario is Great

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

I have found him to compassionate, kind, and to always deliver as promised. He is also not afraid to refer people to the appropriate sources to get the help they need, including professional counseling when needed. Mr. Dos Ventos is a truly good person, and I am glad to have worked (and work) with him.
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#7 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Mario dos Ventos - my reply

AUTHOR: Mariodosventos - (United Kingdom)

The name of the person filing this clame against me is not Jenny (from West Virginia) but Melody from London. She came to see me on 22 December 2007 in the evening for a reading in relation to problems with her boyfriend.

Melody is a sweet and kind person, but I am not able to provide her with counselling - which is what she needs/needed. I don't want to go into details with this particular client, but I am happy to discuss this issue if I am contacted by the owner of this site. I keep notes of all the clients who see me and can verify that this person is who I say she is (Melody) as she is the only person I have sent to a professional counsellor. If I have upset her with my recommendation then I'm very sory, but I still feel that her problems should be dealt with in counselling and not with love-magic. The ritual which I performed for her is part of my spiritual tradition and was used to help her find self-esteem and self-love which - following the initial consultation and lengthy conversations on the phone - she lacked.

I know it is the policy of this site never to remove filed reports and I hope that I am allowed to post this reply. Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information about this case. My phone number and email address can be found on my website. I follow traditional spiritual values and a strong no-nonsense approach, and adhere to and supports the standards and code of conduct of The Spiritual Workers Association in the UK.
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