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Offered Psychic Reading and tiny Buddah $10.00

Haven't heard a word from this lady since January 21. I suspected a scam and here it is all over the internet. I will write to her and ask how she's going to feel when the sheriff shows up at her door. Shame on you Maria. While $10.00 doesn't seem like much, if you sent 200 mailers and received a 2% return that's $40.00. I suspect you've mailed many more to make it worth your time. People like you are at the root of the dismal state of this country. Grifters, scam artists, frauds, just plain bad people like you.
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#387287 Review #387287 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss
$10

Conned

The first time Maria sent me a letter asking for money for a "prediction" she had the wrong birthdate and didn't seem to notice when I changed it. Kept sending stuff and wanting money. Since nothing happened when I send the first amount I told her since I was not goin gto see that money back that she should use what she owed me back to do that voodoo she does and to this day nothning has happened. No big checks nothing. The only things I have are bills mounting up. I am glad I never sent her any more money.
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#387051 Review #387051 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Denver, Colorado
Loss
$49

Money

have known this thief for a whole year,every twice a month she needed a money order of 45 all she did was send me panicky messages of what will happen if i did not send the money when it failed she blamed it on me she would say its my fault as if am a psychic the *** would send many booklets to me knowing i was out on disability for brain cancer she was eagerly waiting on my disability check,she can never have enough she is the biggest scam ever she should be imprisoned immediately so she can die there.shame on yo7u evil woman
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#384862 Review #384862 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$1500

Passed the first test

I am sorry I ever sent money to this ***!!!! I have recieved nothing but more junk mail requesting more money for "SECRETS NEVER BEFORE REVEALED". As a matter of fact I recieve mailings from her every week requesting money for some other cockamamy reason. This company should be investigated by the Government for decieving and praying on peaple that are in need. How does she find us? Since I have sent money my mailbox is full of so called sears physicics and anyone looking for money. Don't send money to any of these people as they are ripping you off.
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#379995 Review #379995 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Loss
$45

Taking advantage of elderly.

About a year ago my mother (76 yrs old) had moved into my home due to her condition, she has Parkinson's as well as dementia. Recently while helping her with her financial accounts, I had noticed several charges on her card as well as withdrawals sent to this company in the form of money orders. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about the money in which she has lost due to the scam. It saddens me to know that someone out there is praying on the elderly, taking them for thousands of dollars and nobody has bothered to stop people like this from doing so.
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#379456 Review #379456 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$2000

Scammed by Maria Duval

I received a letter from Ms. Duval about an accident, how she miraculously survived. She is 74. It mentioned how the Ring of Re helped her. I thought what is there to lose...ha! my money. It is very little but still is she that desperate for money.. get off your *** and work. I do and I am 62 and know others much older than me that are working..shame on you. If you do not have the ability to do what your letter says then maybe time in prison for theft may help you get it together.
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#378957 Review #378957 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Loss
$7

Not following up on promises

Miss Duval had been in touch with me for over 6 months. I'll admit, I did send the $45.00 charge a couple of times, but as I am in financial difficulties that I won't reveal, nothing has ever been followed up by Miss Duval. Now, I am sending her pages back with no checks and yet she continues to send me more mail. Now I know that in big print on her page we remit to her it says guaranteed refund if nothing works. However, in the tiny print to the left of the page, no guarantees of any kind are printed there.
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#376483 Review #376483 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$135

Paid without getting items.

I paid the Destiny Research Center $52 Dollars for some jewerly items and have not received them in the mail. I would like to have a class action law suit against the company. Please get back to me about this matter or I will take it up with the BBB. I did not give out my credit card and sent two separate checks in the mail to the company. I hope others would like to join me against this frauduant company and take it into the courts. I would like a phone number to contact Destiny Research Center, but all information has a discontinued number
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#375730 Review #375730 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Loss
$52

Scamed

maria duval send me a letter promising me the same magnetic bracelet and a whole lot of good luck and lots of money on different dates starting on january 9th 2013 and promise to send me a bigger pacage with the bracelet and all the other goodies,i'm still waiting i haven't received anything yet.is this for real one person is alowed to do so much harm to so many people,and stillgetting away with it.irealy wood like to get my $29. 00 back for it goes a long way these days.my simpathy goes out to all of us who's been scam like myself.
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Anonymous
#813604

Maybe it's just me but I think people need to assume some responsibility for their decisions. Expecting a "bracelet" to bring you money is not reasonable.

Anonymous
#672021

How do I received a package

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#373127 Review #373127 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Ocala, Florida
Loss
$29

She scam play with people emotion

she send me several letter that my life is changing 2013, with luck , money ,love, and she promise me she send me bio magnetic bracelet and some other thing but i did not received anything today Jan 5 Th , i send her money 27.00 on December but did not received yet anything. i request people escape her scam and any one know how can handle these kind of people, please do something . destiny research center is fraud please cancel her business licence and put her on jail . i thing it is enough complain against her . she said if does not going happen she return money back without any question i have her letter
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#372764 Review #372764 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
California City, California
Loss
$27

FRAUD

I RECEIVED A LETTER FRO DESTINY RESEARCH CENTER MARIA DUVAL IN DECEMBER OF 2012 STATING GOOD LUCK WOULD COME MY WAY STARTING JANUARY 9TH 2013 I WAS PROMISED A PENDANT WITH ONE FACETED OVAL SAPPHIRE,TWO MATCHING EARRINGS WITH ONE OVAL SAPPHIRE EACH.ALSO A BIOMAGNETIC BRACELET.PLUS INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE MY LUCKY DAYS.I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANYTHING FROM THIS PHONY AND IT'S JANUARY 4TH,2013 ALREADY.I DEMAND A REFUND.I HAVE THE CHECK # I SENT FOR $29.00 ON DECEMBER 13TH 2012.IF SHE KEEPS RIPPING PEOPLE OFF THEN SHE USE HER POWERS TO SEE WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO HER
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#372579 Review #372579 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Binghamton, New York
Loss
$29

MIRIA DUVAL DESTINY RESEARCH CENTER

Waiting to see if my purchase comes in, my check for $27.00 cleared in December 2013, still waiting for my purchased items and really annoyed that the check details cannot be viewed by my bank or myself. No return phone number for Maria Duval or Destiny Research Center, and I am really dissapointed to see all the SCAM reports on her and this company.........waiting to see if they horor the sale ( will it be good KARMA or Bad Karma for them?????), because if I do not get what I faithfully purchased from them - I will join a Class Act! S.K.E.
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#371468 Review #371468 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Jersey City, New Jersey
Loss
$2700

Golden Predictions for 2013, lucky dates free Biomagnetic bracelet

I sent her a check for $ 29 on 9th Dec. 2012, have been looking for package since ten days nothing has arrived. I did not give out my credit card info. thank goodness I was suspicious of that. She promised to send me the Golden Predictions for 2013, which also included a Biomagnetic bracelet and a Magical Pentacle. She also promised a full refund if her predictions did not come to pass. According to the people who have posted complaints this is one of the address she used: Maria Duval c/o Destiny Research Center 1285 Baring Blvd. #409 Sparks, NV 89434-8673 Reply. The postage stamp was from Albany, NY Permit # 942.
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#370791 Review #370791 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Loss
$29

American Citizen, trusted destiny research center

first of all just as many of my fellow Americans who trusted Destiny Research Center, Mr Patrich Guerin and Mrs Maria Duval, lets get to the facts. there are laws about selling items and advertising things and not delivering. Its time to start a class action suit, file complaints to the state Attorney General that they reside in for fraud, and file a complaint to the Secretary of state who gives the a business lice. then a audit from the IRS, and last but not least the better Business bureau-all off you, NOW! get together and do it. America ! organize, we should be able to do business in our country without blatant rip offs regardless what it is.
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#367453 Review #367453 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Circle, Montana
Loss
$20

Destiny Research Institute-Maria Duval sent a large yellow and red envelope

Destiny Research Institute and Maria Duval are frauds. This envelope was sent to me , on December 6 2012, with no return address, to my mail box asking me to send money for further astro reading promising to reveal lucky numbers and dates for success, ex. winning large sums of money and love.... How do these people get our addresses and send demands for money for a bracelet, earings and a necklace? Good thing I can Google them before getting sucked into this scam. Everybody likes success and happiness. This is 2012 so look it up on the internet and be aware of these fraudulent people, trying to suck us dry. I hope our Canadian Government will look into these types of organizations and stop them dead in their tracks. These organizations are harassing us and playing with our emotions. Loose my address !
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#367102 Review #367102 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Toronto, Ontario