Tara the Medium
On June 24, 2011, I filled out a form on the web page for Tara the Medium, an internet psychic. Two days later she responded, sending me a link to a page on her web site containing my "reading". She alerted me that a large jackpot was mine for the taking (she was vague on the details until the fifth email when she discovered that the amount was $9600) but there was some kind of force (likely a person) that was working against me. If I gave her more information (and $99), she could prevent this force from giving me bad luck, and all my financial problems would be over. I did not respond. Over the next few weeks, she sent several more emails with links to three other pages. The price kept dropping too: in the fourth one, she reduced the price to $79, in the fifth one $69, in the seventh one, $49, and in the ninth, down to $29.
I have copied the original pages to my own web site, removed the header, links, and menus, and added some comments of my own. My comments appear in a box like this one. The pages are:
|1||June 26, 2011||July 25, 2011||$99|
|2||July 2, 2011||July 25, 2011||$99|
|3||July 6, 2011||July 25, 2011||$99|
|4||July 12, 2011||July 25, 2011||$79|
|5||July 18, 2011||August 24, 2011||$69|
|6||July 24, 2011||August 24, 2011||$69|
|7||July 30, 2011||August 29, 2011||$49|
|8||August 1, 2011||August 22/31, 2011||$49|
|9||August 5, 2011||none||$29|
|10||August 11, 2011||none||$39|
|11||September 2, 2011||October 5, 2011||$19.95|
For the first 9 pages, there was a link to another page where I would enter my payment information. On that page, there was a questionnaire — these are the questions that she needs answers to before she can continue my reading. This changed in email #10, where she offered to perform a "Great Magical Intervention" on my behalf.
On August 28, 2011, it seemed that Tara gave up. She sent me her September Good News Letter, which contained exactly nothing specific to me. But then on September 2, I got yet another notification of impending good luck. At this point I had had enough and finally clicked on the "If you do not want to receive my offers, please use this link".