Indian Witch Doctors, Visiting New Zealand on Temporary Visas, Are Conning Locals Out of Their Money

Apparently, Indian witch doctors are visiting New Zealand on “tourist or temporary work visas,” setting up shop, and conning locals out of a lot of money by pretending to have special powers. Even more, they’re offering 100% guarantees that their magic will protect people from things like money and marriage problems.

Pratima Nand, a resident who is rallying attention against these frauds, went undercover with a local news station to show how they work:

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Virginia Psychic Indicted on Fraud Charges; She Never Saw It Coming

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: A “psychic” bilked her customers out of a hell of a lot of money and then wasn’t prepared when authorities came after her.

That’s what happened with Sandra Marks (known as “Catherine Marks”):

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Former CEO Accused of Sending $510,000 of Company Money to Psychics

Who do you call for health care advice if you’re a CEO who allegedly embezzled Medicaid funds? If you’re Erv Brinker (below), perhaps you call a psychic palm reader.

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To Counter California Drought, Some Farmers Are Resorting to “Water Witches”

It’s said that desperate times call for desperate measures. In California, where farmlands have been ravaged by an ongoing drought, the desperation is certainly palpable. With government irrigation assistance cut off or strictly limited, farmers are looking for anything that will help their plants to grow. Even, as it turns out, magic:

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In Tanzania, Where Albino Children Are Targeted by Witch Doctors, One School is Keeping Them Safe

In an overcrowded school in northern Tanzania, hundreds of albino children have found a safe haven from a culture that perceives them as demons or ghosts.

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