Review: My Interactions With George Tupak and Angela, Angel Medium
George Tupak, an online shaman who claims to have Native American ancestry and powers, is reportedly on a "shamanic retreat," according to his website, meaning he has abandoned clients who had financial arrangements with him. This marks the end of a six-year fake psychic enterprise that won him 32 (yes, 32) Twitter followers. Sometime between Dec. 2016 and Feb. 2017 that Twitter account was deactivated.
I've posted reviews about Tupak since his site's debut in 2011. In search of a free reading in Nov. 2016, I was surprised, after a month long correspondence, when he tossed my request to someone called, Angela, Angel Medium, a new entry on the online psychic scene.
Requesting a Free Reading from George Tupak
Soon after requesting my free reading, Tupak emailed me to say that he was "interested in my case." He also sent a gift: a list of 12 totem animals that corresponded to a zodiac sign. He called it a "shamanic zodiac." Real Native Americans have no such thing and call spreading misinformation about their beliefs "plastic shamans."
Tupak's free reading asserted that he was "never wrong" and that I'm "swimming in troubled waters" with negative people. Neither of these claims are true. Throughout this bland and generic reading, Tupak offered me a Great Dated Visionary Analysis for $79. I waited for a better deal. Fake psychic sites often reduce their prices if you hesitate.
After four days without emailing Tupak, he sent another email that said, "I'm not sure why, but it seems you're having a hard time making a decision."
I'd been busy pondering why Tupak's website owners, Kandinsky & Partners Ltd. in Hong Kong, process Tupak payments through Gibraltar in North Africa, while Tupak's P.O. box is in a Chicago suburb.
Tupak Refers Me to Angela, Angel Medium
What's important is that Tupak is no longer online. However, while he was, the fake psychic employed rhetorical strategies to try to coerce individuals to pay for his bogus service. In fact, many online psychics do this.
On Nov. 23, eight days after our first contact, Tupak asked why I was wasting my life "when I can give you everything you need to change it and fulfill all your desires." At this point, he began to crowd my inbox with messages, such as:
- Nov. 24: "Sylvia, it would be a shame to miss out on this!"
- Nov. 27: "Bad luck doesn't have to be your fate, Sylvia!"
- Nov. 28: "This is your path to success in life!"
On Nov. 30, Tupak sent me the news that he was leaving for a shamanic retreat and advised me to contact Angela, who was waiting to hear from me.
That Was a Quick Retreat
On Dec. 1, the very next day, Tupak appeared to back from his retreat. He emailed me to say, "I can change your life, Sylvia!" The subject line of the email read, "Angela."
The next day, Dec.2, Tupak told me via email that I could have my "dream life" within 30 days, but I'd lose out on the opportunity if I didn't respond. The following day, a long Tupak email scolded me for living without will power and refusing his friendship. He said he knew that, "one of these days, USD 50,000 is going to fall straight into" my bank account. Then he offered the Great Dated Visionary Analysis again. This time it had been discounted to $59.
Finally, the discount I'd been waiting for! But if he knew I'd soon receive $50,000, why would he reduce his price? Tupak is not only a fraud–he's a short-sighted fraud.
On Dec. 4, Tupak told me a story. His client Joyce, age 64 and a widow, won $3 million with numbers from Tupak's Great Dated Visionary Analysis. While shopping, she met her old flame from 40 years ago and now they're in love.
"I, Tupak, know all of life's secrets, all the shortcuts, and the ways to solve all your problems," Tupak wrote, and assured me I'd get my money back if my reading wasn't satisfying.
He wasn't finished. On Dec. 5, my daily Tupak email said, "Your situation worries me," and included the story of the lucky 64-year-old again. Two days later, he wrote, "Sylvia, don't miss out!" And on Dec. 10, he offered yet another discount.
"I can't believe you're being so stubborn," he wrote, and offered the Great Dated Visionary Analysis for $39.
After waiting five days for a reply, it appeared Tupak had had enough.
"Goodbye ... This is it ... I will miss you ... I will continue to watch you from afar. Ask Angela to perform your angelical reading."
Enter Angela, Angel Medium
Calling herself a "medium of the angels for more than 40 years and angelic tarot expert," Angela, exactly like Tupak, is owned by Kandinsky & Partners Ltd. out of Hong Kong. The company created the website in Feb. 2016.
Angela presents guardian angels as guides, buddies, and wish-fulfilling genies who are eager to tell you your future. This made me uneasy. The Bible and Qur'an describe angels as those who bring God's messages to people. The transaction is always one-on-one, with no medium necessary.
Tupak's email that day said, "I know your potential. It would be a pity if you spoilt it."
I sent Angela my information and she emailed a short orison (or prayer). She also told me the name of my guardian angel, which is Umabel.
"Don't be afraid of mispronouncing his name, he will recognize himself," she assured me.
After a four-day ritual, I was advised to say Umabel three times, and repeat this process whenever I needed good luck.
Getting down to business, Angela soon asked $69 in exchange for an angel Tarot reading. I don't know any reader who charges that much, with the exception of Padre, a proven fake online angel medium, who asks $103 for his services and advertises on Angela's homepage.
Angela's ludicrous "spiritual store" sells an angelic melody for $19 and an ebook about angelic salt magic for $9.
I wasn't persuaded to buy any readings from these fraudulent psychics because I'm too informed to buy computerized, generic life advice from the internet. I hope you are too.