The following is actually a reply to a woman who spent alot of her hard earned money on the psychic line I used to work for Keen.com.
I vow to spend the rest of my life telling people to stay away from all psychic lines even if they are good, all they care about is money with som of them charging up to $50 per minute (PennyC). Keen and all psychic lines state that they are "for entertainment purposes only" but every single person calling is looking for accurate information not amusement. They can go see a movie or a concert for entertainment and still have money to spend. Keen is only concerned about getting your money and could care less about the accuracy of advice given. Here is a repost of my original reply to the following original rip off report. I reposted it, because I got so many wonderful emails from so many concerned people that I wanted to allow comments on this report. Thank you for taking the time to read.
As a real psychic, here is some free advice!
I used to work on Keen years ago and I actually did very well and my clients loved me for my accuracy and compassion and low rate of $1.00 per minute. I feel so bad hearing all the psychics you and other people went through in order to accept the fact that your ex was not coming back. It is so easy for a psychic to tell people that because there is a 50/50 chance they will come back. So many relationships are 'make up to break up . . . that's all we do.'
Here is what I learned from my experience with Keen. I feel I was guided there myself because I needed to learn how to love and after taking over 15,000 phone calls and 90% of these calls were about love . . . I learned alot!
The following is a 100% true story of how I became a psychic on Keen.
One day in 2001 my spirit guide Merlin who is an ancient Druid (not the Arthurian legend Merlin) asked me to stop reading for one of my famous clients because he never listened to anything and usually did the exact opposite of what was advised. He just really loved to hear me channel the wisdom of Merlin. So, I regretfully told him I could no longer read for him then I heard Merlin say, 'Go to the Coffee Bean in Malibu and do three minute readings for free every weekend for a month.'
So, each weekend for a month, I went to the Coffee Bean and did three minute readings for free. Then one day, I said out loud in frustration, 'OK Merlin, where you are, you don't have to pay rent but down here, I do and I need to make money and I need someone to help me market and promote my gifts!!!'
I am really good at helping everyone but myself.
One hour later, I got a call from John and he said, 'I accidentally came across your website (((Redacted))) and I love psychics and I love to help them market and promote their gifts. Have you heard of Keen?'
I said, 'No, I haven't.' John immediately set up a listing on Keen for me and I would pick up the phone and make money. And when I saw that for new customers on Keen . . . the first three minutes are free . . . I knew Merlin wanted me to do this. This is what working with spirit guides is all about! You listen to the guidance and it always serves a purpose.
I had my listing under the category 'Voices From Beyond.' I was graciously befriended by the top advisor in that category Chip Coffey and we became good friends. He was always very kind, sweet and funny and we spoke quite a bit on the phone. So, what happened next was not only very surprising but extremely painful for me.
After a year or so, as I came closer to surpassing him in rating points, Chip called me and congratulated me and kept saying that he was happy to 'hand over the crown' to me and that I deserved it because I had worked so hard. However, when it actually happened and I became number one in the category, he suddenly went from a sweet kind man to a monster. He immediately lowered his rate to $1.00 a minute which he had never done before so I called him and said, 'Is everything ok?' and he said angrily, 'No, I am not going to let you take over the number one spot. I've been number one for all these years. Arnold Schwarzenegger wouldn't roll over and play dead.'
He was alluding to Arnold because I read for Arnold in June of 2000 and saw him becoming our Governor.
Chip Coffey then began to recruit his friends to harass me. A good friend of his 'Goddess Dawn' who had always been friendly with me before all of a sudden would do things like change her name to Beatrick M since her listing was right under mine. Other psychic friends of Chip called me and purposely left negative feedback and they were all under Chip's 'Group' listing.
If that wasn't enough, Chip Coffey actually called me to tell me he had purchased my legal birth name as two domain sites and when you put my name in the browser it would take you to HIS WEBSITE. NOW THAT IS EVIL! When I threatened legal action, he then turned the domain names over to a production company called 'The Ott Group' who demanded $1500 to sell me back my own name.
I kept writing playfair@Keen.com and informing them of each event and yet in the end, this total b**ch named Erin who was in charge of the playfair team kicked me off. I am the one that ended up getting permanently removed from Keen because I sent polite, professional emails to each of the psychics giving me negative feedback and that is against Keen policy.
Nothing ever happened to Chip Coffey or any of the other psychics to my knowledge. So much pain was caused to me from someone who all along claimed to be my friend and it shocks me to this day how some people have no conscience and can just reek such havoc in other people's lives because they cannot handle being second best. As a friend, if he had told me how important it was to him to stay number one, I would have simply changed categories. That is what a real friend does!
I read alot of stories here on this site about people feeling ripped off by Keen and Kasamba/Live Person and all I can say is that there are some of us that are genuine and really care about our clients like me and we will tell you the TRUTH and even though sometimes it hurts . . . it will set you free!!
If you ever need a psychic, just ask the universe and let yourself be guided to the perfect one. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON THESE PSYCHIC LINES. THEY MAKE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND YOU END UP WITH INFORMATION YOU COULD GET FROM A BEST FRIEND.
los angeles, California
U.S.A. CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.