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Maria Duval

This person is a fraud and preying on the elderly. it should be a criminal offence to promise elderly people that they will perform a magic art and then they will start receiving money. If any-one can actually tell me who the person is and their address I will be doing something about it. My mother receives letters promising her that if she pays $90.00 and states she and her Master of magic are so completely convinced that after their intervention you will receive the sum of money that you have indicated. Can the Police not do anything about this type of offending? Can any-one tell me how I make a complaint about this?
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Anonymous
#1121494

Look up the word Presious on Google if you need a gal to help you out,, she will take your money and run,, and I called the FBI about her and I knew where she lived and everything about her and the FBI could do nothing about it so Goobblel up you cash and give it to her and don't go back,,, sorry,,

Anonymous
#1065135

Hi there, I am a journalist looking into Maria Duval and saw your complaint. I would love to speak with you if you're willing.

Please email me at melanie.hicken@cnn.com.

Thanks!

Anonymous
#1103017
@PissedConsumer1065135

Hi this Maria has been getting miney from my mom for months, she promissed my mom the house of her dreams and lits of money my mom oassed away with nothing but a few copys of cards with cheap drawings little fake jewelry with a chains that turn ur neck green the last month my mom way alive her check book statements show her sending 3 checks at $45.00 each with in a week of next check, this lady is bad and mom should get her $ back.

Nora

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#734716 Review #734716 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality

Maria Duval - Review in Professional Services category from Larnaca, Larnaca

Many years ago she stolled from my vallet too much money! I was *** and she win.But :MILS OF GOD GRIND SLOWLY,BUT SURELY !!!
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Anonymous
#1036310

I gave her many hundreds of dollars for all her lies I was promised 20K all she could do is send more letters wanting more money people like her make millions from poor beggars like me. Playing games with my mind to make money is the work of evil and knowing people like that make me sick.

Anonymous
#1117704
@PissedConsumer1036310

The reason why people like Maria Duval and other scam artists play games with your mind and the minds of others is that you and all victims have a lazy mind. Don't blame her.

Blame yourself. I recommend you read the book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy. You can even find a free copy on the internet.

Improve your mind and you will never be a victim. Be a thinker and not a believer!

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#683706 Review #683706 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Pricing issue

Other Product Review

4.7
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I want to be in to check with maria duval
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#637410 Review #637410 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Bracelet Review

back in October 2014 I ordered five braclets from Maria Duval and never as of 04/25/2015 have I ever recieved the braclets or a refund. She got me for $25.00 and I am not happy about that. Cannot even take this fake to court as she should be for ripping those who was looking for a quick fix.......SHAME ON YOU, MARIA DUVAL!
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#627152 Review #627152 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Problem with delivery

Maria Duval - Ads in magazines and newspapers promote getting what you want in life.

My dad --80 years old-- responded to an ad in a magazine. The ad was something about what you want in life. Do you want money? friendship? etc. How do you want it to come? In the lottery? etc. So he must have sent in this specific request, at which point Maria Duval became his "best friend." He constantly received packages with trinkets which he had paid for in $30.00-$50.00 range. They promised to bring him peace, or prosperity, etc. Then he got letters saying he had won a foreign lottery, and needed to send $$$ amount to get things going. When I was able to see his checkbook, I saw that this had been going on for a long time to the tune of thousands of dollars. I was able to make a copy of his check recorder and showed his doctor that he had been being swindled by these fake lotteries, etc. by showing his checkbook and also a stack of scam letters. It wasn't easy, but the doctor was supportive and with the help of a lawyer I was able to get my dad to sign power of attorney. The lawyer was able to explain to my dad that there would be many times when he would need representation....etc. Finally he signed, at which point I got the mail re-directed to me, so I could sift out all the scams. I was able to get an article in the local paper concerning elder scams, and found out while doing research that one in 15 scam letters sent out are responded to with money. In many cases these scams are groups that are foreign terrorist or gangs. But some people told me that as soon as their parent responded to a legitimate charity, that the charity would send another letter. The elderly sometimes forget that they already sent money to them and continue on and on. I think standing up against this is a moral imperative and that needs to be stressed to doctors, lawyers and judges who may feel you are just trying to get hold of your parents' money. The fact is that all of these scammers are doing just that. They know that the elderly get social security and that they are often sad, lonely, disappointed in life, etc. and have some form of senility. My dad who had a degree is business was also very impressed with the letters on beautiful letterhead stationary. They looked very legitimate. I might also add that Social Security does NOT honor power of attorney. Good luck there. The best way is to get your parents' co-operation before everything goes downhill. Good luck.
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#605979 Review #605979 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Scam
Reason of review
Problems with payment

Maria Duval - Clear case of FRAUD!!

1.0
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Too many literatures too many fake and false promises of prophesies, a trapped soul as I was in a period of hopelessness started from around 1999 till 2004 thereabout. Her demonic charm will hook you from the first letter of false prophesies and solutions with items like bracelets, necklace, etc., all to keep the mind trapped. I lost thousands and thousands in hope of getting any of those endless promises of good outcome after doing as instructed in her endlessly long literatures and manuals! She even sold my information to her other accomplices sending things from France and other parts of the world (But like her that claimed to be in France, I know later it was fraud) with the same stories and expecting money for various things like rituals and other claims that never materialise in any form but financial loss and brainwashing! Please, People should stay way from such fraudsters, especially young vulnerable people they prey on. People like Maria Duval are never noticed as fraudsters but they are highly professional in the smooth operations!
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#555367 Review #555367 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Felt robbed/cheated, no positive result
Loss
$30000
Preferred solution
Full refund

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4.0
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She sure is a rip off. How can she be stopped? The elderly are targeted.its disgusting. How dare her....my client foolishly still believes her. He wont listen to me.
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#554529 Review #554529 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Maria Duval - Review in Professional Services category from Esko, Minnesota

Maria Duval took me for $45 dollars. I hope she does not sleep at night as I read how many people she does this to. I have tried to write to her many times she is a fraud and scam artist. Cult is her game
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Anonymous
#894358

You have to look at the fine print in any offer, it states for entertainment purposes. She is just offering her services just as any other casino, bar, poker game or drug of choice.

She is not responsible for losses and bets you place on her. It took me a couple mailings from her to realize I can create a great life without her visions and papers. She gives regret that's for sure.

Tells you what you already know about yourself!! : ) Good luck

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#551835 Review #551835 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Maria Duval - PREY ON THE ELDERS!!!!

Be aware of scams. Any time you're requested to send money to get something by psychic's; you might as well go to one in person if you feel that it is necessary. I'm sad to say no matter how many times I've told her over a couple months she still sent her checks which is money she doesn't have to spare. My mother, an 83 year old lady, had been sending checks for a couple of weeks before this was caught. She worked for years for what she has and this Destiny Research Center is a SCAM!!! Contacted the bank and they were such a big help. There is a separate company that handles the payments so you don't really make contact with them. People please check on the elders in your family or spread the word in the community.
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#546353 Review #546353 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Maria Duval - Psychic....my A**.......Mail Scam.......YES!!!! SENIORS BEWARE, Check your parents mail.

This woman has been scamming my elderly father for years now. No fortune,and no good health,....just stealing his money and making unfulfilled promises. I guess her Psychic *** didn't see me coming! The government should spend more time on these scammers putting an end to this *** and less time on useless other *** they pretend to do. Who believes this stuff? Obviously the elderly, and that is exactly who they prey on. These people should be ashamed of themselves. Why hasn't someone in the news media mentioned this yet? Maybe noone has told them yet. Guess what, they will find out now.
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#895395

A letter, unsolicited, arrived in my mail several days ago. The five page, single spaced, proceeded to advise me that on December 4, 2014, I would acquire riches in the amount of millions of dollars.

She guaranteed the receipt of these riches, and if not fulfilled, she would refund the $149 she had requested to apply her magic, thus ensuring the fulfillment of the promised good fortune.

Suffice to say, I refused to accept Ms. Duval's obvious fraudulent and deceptive correspondence and did not fall prey to the scam by not forwarding the requested $149.00.

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#542950 Review #542950 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised