Friday, June 22, 2012

Making a Fraud Magically Disappear!

I will admit that some of my most giddily entertaining moments come from flipping through eBay listings posted under the headings of  Wicca, Witchcraft, Paranormal and Pagan. There is always something in a product or service for hire description that will get a chuckle out of me.  It is undeniably true that we have our share ( Okay, admittedly maybe more than our share) of  uniquely 'interesting' folks. Pagans are known as individualists who eschew the boundaries of the mainstream. Some of the more exotic among us exhibit  a quaint goofy charm in their originality. The purveyors of 'haunted' items always manage to make me smile, because, seriously, if the item truly were haunted, why would you want to sell it in the first place? Who do you think would buy it? (I'm not expecting an answer, it was a theoretical question).

Last week a mutual friend posted a comment on Facebook to express her outrage that one of the more colorful members of our community was offering a Booty Enhancement Spell on eBay. There are a number of these particular items offered by several sellers, so this product is not as unique as one would suppose. What got my friend's attention-actually a number of mutual friends' attention- was the accompanying profile photo of this particular eBay seller, a "Powerful Wiccan Witch" named Amelia who goes by the eBay handle of Moonstruck9000.

They say everyone in the world has a twin, so normally I'd give Amelia the benefit of the doubt in this case if it weren't so blatantly obvious that she was using a photograph of  my friend Sabrina the Ink Witch. There is no mistake about this because the exact same photo of Sabrina appears on her legitimate website at . And now I, too, am outraged, because this individual is, by virtue of the fact of the inclusion of the photo on her profile misrepresenting herself as someone who is a well-known, respected member of our community. In some quarters, Sabrina is considered an Elder. It is unthinkable that someone would dare to attempt to steal her identity. This trickery is unacceptable.

Not Amelia
Greetings! My name is Amelia.  I have been a spellcaster for 20 + years.  All spells are cast by me, sometimes with the assistance of my Coven.  My spells are strong and very effective.  Upon purchase of a spell I will set up an alter solely for your spell to be cast.  Be assured your desired outcome will receive my undivided attention.   This will include the use of candles, herbs, oils, gemstones, tools and some other items that may be required to bring results.  Your spell will be complete within 24 – 48 hours of purchase depending on the complexity of your spell.  I will send you a confirmation upon completion via ebay message.  You can expect to feel positive energy immediately that will increase in strength daily.  Some of my clients say they experience a tingly sensation while I cast the spell. 

You can read more about Amelia the Impostor at Patti Wigington's Pagan/Wiccan page.

Amelia, dear, a friendly word of must be as crazy as a bag of hangers to think any of us are falling for your deception, because as they say, it ain't gonna happen. Never mind the shitty karma you've earned from trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the public. Forget the Three Fold Boomerang Whammy Law. Disregard the fact that not only are you illegally impersonating a beloved member of the Craft ,your game-playing is an insult to the intelligence of the Pagan community. Slapping a disclaimer on your little piece of fantasy that says in effect, " It's all for fun and entertainment" isn't going to deflect the anger of fellow witches- some of whom are quite adept at magically making a fraud disappear by contacting the proper legal authorities to file a complaint. And while I'm on a knit-picking rant, get yourself a fucking dictionary and learn the difference between the words 'alter' and 'altar'.

I suggest everyone who reads this blog contact eBay and file a complaint against Moonstruck9000 for her dishonesty and attempt at fooling the public.

By the way, Amelia, you might just become aware of a tingling in YOUR ass in the near future.

UPDATE 6/23:And so it seems, all has ended well. Amelia/Monstruck9000's profile on eBay has come down...Not without a whole lot of noise from the subject. Not surprising. Oh, and it seems that rather than see the error of her ways and take responsibility for her actions. Amelia blames any negativity or distastefulness on Sabrina (you big bully, you) and her friends (Minions!). Oh, and there was some mention of bad KARMA, but I suspect she doesn't understand that SHE is the recipient due to her deeds. Amelia, darling YOU -and everyone like you- are what's wrong with this community and give it a black eye in the public. Karma, indeed!


  1. Good Job! Let's hope she doesn't rear her ugly head as someone else now.

  2. I saw that too, and also contacted her and ebay about it for Sabrina. I told her that she doesn't need to do things like that when there are so many legit options out there. Now I am being harassed, and I'm pretty sure it's probably the same woman or a friend of hers.

    She sent me an email claiming I stole her invention of putting herbs in a jar and putting a label on it! Hahahahaha! I replied that I don't know who she is or what she is trying to pull but it will not be tolerated. After I realized I could go check out her shop and as it turns out I have been doing this 1-3 years BEFORE her. So, barring time travel, me having copied her is not possible. It is sad that we have to face so much opposition from people outside the pagan community, but to have it compounded by bad people IN the community like these women is outrageous. I feel sorry for her (or both of them if they are different people). I lit a candle in hopes that they would find peace with themselves and stop trying to hurt others. I just hope it helps them.

  3. @ Sandi- It amazes me the length some people will go to when they should be putting that time and energy to good use. Simply putting herbs in a jar with a label is not an "invention". It is not something that can be copyrighted. People have been doing it for centuries.


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