Friday, January 13, 2006

Maria Duval Scam

Terry Polevoy's blog discusses this scam, which is now in Canada.

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fk said...

I recieved two bunddles of letter from Maria Duval associated with Nicos Daskalos with same shit story regarding asshole Monk and 7 parchment from India, that I amgoing to win $18000000.00 on this coming march 19th, demanded money $ 45 for giving me lucky numbers, Thanks to you all guys you saved my money in this hard time. Thanks Again.

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend got this about a month ago, sadly he sent her the money just because he liked the way her necklaces looked. Which I'm not going to lie, they're pretty interesting. I did think it was odd that she didn't send you a prepaid envelope to send the money back in. But he did it anyways, and no he's out $35 and nothing to show for it. I figured I'd look it up and found this. Sad that I didn't look it up before. I went to her site, I do like how there's no way for people to message her. But on the plus side, if she's located in Canada now. Our money isn't worth anything any where any more so when she transferred it to their money she most likely got at the very most half of what he sent her.

Anonymous said...

feb. 2009. I live in a small town in Arizona that doesnt even exist on most maps. Well, she found me. The first letter that came was about the ring of re accompanied by the wrecked car that she was able to walk away from. Yep, stupid me, I fell for it. The second letter that came had a list of people who she "mentor" (for lack of a better word) on a regular basis. One of the names was the guy from the bank of which we had our vehicle financed. We were in the process of losing that vehicle thru repo/bankruptcy. I thought that was odd. However I am very gullable aparantly. Over the next 6+ mos I sent her money totalling a sum of more that $200. It took me a minute to realize that I never got what I was led to believe I was paying for. Instead I got pictures of things. More recently she has told me that I need to wear these on my body somewhere close to my heart. It's kinda hard to wear a piece of paper on my body. A few weeks ago I recieved the letter from her greek dude, the wave harmonizer, hundreds of "talismans", The "secret society", other psychics telling me to trust her...etc. About 3 months ago I wrote her a letter for a refund it was 2 pages long...no money! Surprize surprize. She still sends at least 3 letters a week like she never even got my request. Now she wants to perform a "secret" occult ritual for me because she is sure that that is why I have not yet succeded with winning the lotery. She also asked for a lock of my hair and a close up pic of my face. First she wanted me to rub it on my chest for 60 seconds while thinking of her. I obviously didnt do this. It kinda grosed me out. Yesterdays letter wants me to pay for something she already did for me which involved traveling back in time and expiriencing my past. This was hard for her because she ran the risk of being trapped there for all of eternity. the fee she is charging me for her to do this is 65 bucks plus s&h. Thank God she was able to returne to present unharmed...NOT! She said that she found the problem. It occured in 92 when someone said something to me that has and will forever hinder me unless I do something about it before my life enters it's second something or other with the universe and the stas. She obviously doesnt realize that I was barely entering the 2nd grade in 92.
Isnt this fraud? Why cant some one do something? with as all over as she is surely she's scamed millions. I called 411 to locate a number for the destiny research center (where my mail comes from) in sparks, nv. there was no such listing, so I asked for Maria Duval. Again, no such listing. They didnt even recognize the address with the #409. w/o the suite it was something else. I do believe in Karma and I know she's a bitch. They will meet.

Anonymous said...

Received letter fri the 13th Jan 2009. Lots of money promised. Here is the address I was to send money-
Maria Duval
1285 Baring Blvd. #409
Sparks, NV 89434-8673
Hope someone will stop the scam.

Anonymous said...

OH darn, am I the stupid one, I received a Letter from Maria Duval about the rings of re, what a real sucker I am, I have not fell for a real scam in my life time. This one was soooooo easy, I must really be in a bad spot in my life right now....
The address that I received the Letter from is:
Destiny Research Center
1285 Baring Boulevard #409
Sparks NV 89434-8673
Hope others out there will not be suckered into this scam as I have been, I think I am going to put a stop payment on my check...
thanks for the blog.... I appreciate your input... I wish I had done this before I mailed the check yesterday. I will learn to listen to intuition.

Essnell said...

Hi All!it makes me wonder just how this type of person manages to keep going. I've got a stack of letters from my lady "Marie Callas" she has three addresses to my knowledge France, Singapore and New Zealand. I got on to her through what looked like a legitimate add in a yellow post Advertising Envelope with about 20 other adds. All nice and glossy. I did get the things I sent for and mostly they are nice. whether they do any good who knows.I was a bit choosy what I answered.
The strangest thing of all was a couple of letters ago I received back from the New Zealand address the Money order I had sent to get another trinket. I guess that they might have realised what I was doing. I've had the letter about the hermit in the Pyrrennes, Letters from the Swiss Institute for Holistic Learning, the Greek letter and other "colleagues", and today a new one Michel Sellier who's an expert in House Study Science -Applied Geobiology[which by the way has not much to do with the waves of my house. But buildings do have vibrations just check out Feng Shui.] Any how watch out for the next twisted idea she comes up with. Cheers

Anonymous said...

I got Re-ring from Maria Duval for $20 and nothing happend yet.Every week I receiving from her at list two letters where she asking me $37.50 and 7.50 for shipping.I was about to send this money in my situation when i don't have money to buy a diper for my baby but I thought may be she is really can help me and I will win a lottery.Thanks God I sow this site.Now i can go and buy a diper for my baby.

Anonymous said...

Just for anyone who wants to know, the same "scam" has been running in Malaysia too. I think it is a branch of the Singapore operation, eventhough they use a local address. It is however only a P.O. Box address so there is no way to find out the owner unless you get a court order. But, I'd like to say thanks for hosting this "Blog" so that others can be informed. Frankly, I had absolutely no idea how big this organisation is and how far flung its spread is. Thank fully i have not parted with any money. Probably one of my more educated moves.
Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I receive letters every day! It would be nice if these scammers would stop! I hate how they're constantly wasting paper as well as stealing money. All these dead trees and angry people are a waste of life in my philosophy.

Anonymous said...

Here is a new scam from another physic sic Chris c/o Christlise same deal as Maria Duval only this is sent to Switzerland

Anonymous said...

Well I now feel like the biggest fool ever. Maria Duval started contacting me in the 90's Not well to do financialy, I replied, not one time, but several. I sent money & recieved all kinds if dumb trinkets. I just got another letter today. For some reason, I felt compelled to look her up. I am so glad I found this sight. I will never open another letter from her. EVER !!!!!

Anonymous said...

I got the letter too,denmark,in the,letter,her,name,is,marie,france.and,the ,adress,isavenue,de,chanel,2,,,,,1110,,morges,,,schwei z,,,and,it,cost, 75,,dollars,,,and.5.for sending.

Anonymous said...

5-12-09
concerned in Monterey
received idiot letter regarding the Ring of Re.-30 day trial-$10. Be carefull.
Maria duval
c/o destiny research center
1285 Baring Blvd #409
Sparks, N.V.89434-8673

I just trashed letter

Anonymous said...

A scam from the lady of the dam.So sincere and thoughtful as to care to let us expand her horizons for her future. Cruella Duval alis of maria duval was thought to be a disney fictional character. We still have hope(Ring of Re)is with us!MANY THANKS SCAM BUSTERS! 14-3650 Langstaff Rd.#100,Woodbridge,ON,L4L9A8 Lets stop this shamless scam artist.

Anonymous said...

HI EVERYONE: TODAY I GOT LETTER FROM A PATRICK GUERIN HE CLAIMS HE GOT MY LETTER FROM MARIA DUVAL WHO HAS SEVERAL OF MY $45.00 WROTE HER SEVERAL TIMES NEVER GOT A RESPONSE. SHAME ON THIS SO CALLED HUMAN BEING. I BELIEVE THAT WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, I HOPE I LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE IT. LATER ME

Anonymous said...

I came from malaysia and received marial duval scam letter at 9-june-2009. The address is come from no.2 jalan pengarah U1/29 Leel 2, Menard Building seksyen U1, Hicom Glenmarie Industrial park, 4000 shah alam , Selangor,malaysia.

It also enclosed with reply paid envelop and address is singapore Post centre Post office , P.O. Box 130 Singapore 914005.

Anyway, thanks for this blog

Anonymous said...

Michael Lord, is the Specialist in House Study Sciences (H.S.S.) letter dated June 24th 2009. Study Number 1141936. I did not ask for a house study. Have fun with this. Never throw away your letters, always shreed them. Thank you all for your veiws.

Roshni said...

Hi every body,

I also saw an ad from Maria Duval stating she can make your wishes come true,all you had to do is send her your wishes and she will make it happen free of charge yes free of charge so I sent her in my details because when you are desperate you are willing to do anything but after reading all these posts I am wondering if I did the right thing? Thanks to you all posters I'll be more careful from now on.Thanks!

Karen

Roshni said...

There are many many more scammers out there like this, one that I got succed into last year in May (08.)Her name is Kimberly Rose,she is from Virgina if it's true or even her name but on her website that's what it says.She took my $400 (usd) in promise of making my life turn around and me getting my money back( I was involved in a court case)and as soon as she got the money I never heard from her.Please people be aware of that scammer.

Anonymous

Anonymous said...

I saw Maria's Ad in Cosmopolitan magazine and she talked about how she gives you seven wishes (as if she's a genie) to choose out of 33. I searched her up online becuase I didn't belive it. And good thing I found this blog because it seems she has tried at many different attempts to scam people. But in the Ad she said you don't have to send any money and just send in the form and she will send you a big white envelope filled with secret instructions to your future but I'm sure that they will get their money by selling our information.

winterwarmed said...

I received Maria Duval letter lastweek..... i cursed her of what she done 2 those who spent their money to her... i did tooo...but i didnt give my exact b-day though coz we have hint this is a scam...but unfortunitly i give up my check for ten dollars..im sorry...il get it back i calld the bank shame on her

Anonymous said...

i rceived also aletter from maria duval...pretty curious i am...where the heal she got my personal info anywayyy... i paid $10 b4 i got this blog thanx i hope i can get back my $10

Anonymous said...

are you guys even heard about wallace&van warren issue?? i got a pre check from this company that i won 25000dollars... is this a scamer too???seeking 4 help Pls email winterwarmed@yahoo.com i am looking 4ward all of u guys...thnx

Anonymous said...

It is July 19th 2009. She is running an advertisement in the coupon section of the Sunday paper in the metro Phoenix Arizona area.

Anonymous said...

hi, my name is christina. i've been receiving letters from this maria woman for about a month, and i never sent her a dime. the one thing i am at awe about is, how can she ask for money, when that is one of my major issues. hell-o! i also think it's wrong to mess with people's emotional feelings when they are so desperate to try anything. i hope, one day, she is in that same situation.

Anonymous said...

July, 2009
Maria Duval now has a full page advertisement in the TV GUIDE!! She's offering to make 7 wishes come true free of charge..just mail in her form. I knew something was up, and decided to look up her name on the web. Cant believe this scam has been going on for so many years, and is still going strong. Well, maybe folks are starting to get a bit smarter, because she doesnt have my name or address to send any of her phony get rich quick schemes to.
Power to the People!!

Anonymous said...

Hello. I´m portuguese and today I have receved the letter number 4 with lot´s of pages, saying that my life isen´t good and she and her frend Nicos Daskalos will change for better. My life is good, I work hard but, who dosen´t? If she said that with strong will life will be better, so why do we have to pay? If Nicos have receved a "gift" from her indian frend for free why do we have to pay? I was curiosity and went to Google and see all this. I dident send the money 35€ + 3€. Good look for everyone and strong will. Sorry for my English.

Anonymous said...

I just received a Maria Duval letter this past week. The scam is "Wear the Ring of Re".
The address to send the money is:
Destiny Research Center
1285 Baring Blvd. #409
Sparks, NV 89434-8673

Thanks,
Susan in Kansas

Anonymous said...

AUG. 13, 2009
Wow you guys this blog has really been a big help.....I was just about to fork over 45 big bucks to do sum "ritual" for my sis to win the jackpot...with the way this economy is now, you'd think people would have a little heart. I guess not. Anyway she wrote my sister about sum 'moon' ritual she was gonna do on the last full moon....did any of you guys recieve a letter like that??

Anonymous said...

I have received Maria Duval letters for months now, i have been wondering if she was real so i thought i would look here up on google, now that i have read some of the comments i konw longer need to worry. Maria Duval c/o Destiny Research Center 1285 Baring Blvd. #409 Sparks, NV 89434-8673

Anonymous said...

My father started in the 2006's with this scam and now he is 93 and has no money. The gov't doesn't seem to do anything maybe we could get the media to expose these leeches. he used to be very suspicious but age has changed him.

Robertson Jebamani said...

Maria Duvall's latest postal on 20/10/2009 address is now Singapore Post Bentre Post Office, P.o.Box 130, Singapore 914005.
Thank for the info. She's been advertising full swing for Malaysian citizens. Lucky I did not post/pay the RM100.00 through my Visa yet.

Anonymous said...

Maria Duval/ Nicos Daskalos/ Marie Callas are not real people or a person. Obviously, this is a front for a group of organised scam artists. If you receive a letter from any of these above mentioned names, never send them your personal details or money. I do suggest that you send them back their postage paid envelope empty. If everyone who receives their letters does this without giving them a cent, it will be the con-artists ending up without any money.

Anonymous said...

This is a rather old blog it seems, but I researched Maria Duval because I just saw an ad she put in the coupon circulars, promising to grant 7 of our most personal wishes, for free.
I knew right away it was a scam, and was insulted that she'd try to prey on someone like me, who needs coupons and financial assistance wherever I can get it.
THANK you for this blog! Hopefully it helps many out there who might otherwise be tempted.
I'm also disturbed read here that she's allegedly using the alias of Marie Callas, one of our country's all time best classical sopranos (look her up on YouTube--SHE's legit)
Anyway, her current address is:
Maria Duval c/o Destiny Research Center 1285 Baring Blvd. #409 Sparks, NV 89434-8673
Is there anything I can do to help stop this type of scamming scum?

Anonymous said...

I just recieved a letter from Marie Duvall who was aking for $50.00 to send me my 3 " personal positive magneto psychic aids.

It was from Sparks NV. and used " Destiny Research Center"

Glad I checked up on her. Thanks to the internet these type of things may slow down and keep more people from being scammed

Anonymous said...

I received a letter from her today and wanted me to send 45 dollars and she would predict when I was going to get 48,111.000 I decided to google her and sure enough a scam. I was going to send the money and my intuition said check her out on the web. DANG I am glad I did not send the money. Blessings be to all who are hoping to come into money pray and god will answer your prays not when you want it done but he will do it right when you need it. Good luck to all.

cody said...

MARIA DUVAL ADDRSS

IF SOMEONE IS LOOKING FOR THE CANADIAN ADDRESS OF MARIA DUVAL THE SCAM LADY. I JUST GOT A LETTER FROM HER, LOOKED IT UP ON RIP OFF REPORT. HER ADDRESS IS DESTINY RESEARCH CENTER 14-3650 LANGSTAFF ROAD #100 WOODBRIDGE, ON L4L 9A8

HOPE SOMEONE CAN TRACK HER DOWN AND KICK HER WORTHLESS ASS. HA.

The Old Wolf said...

My mother is on all the "sucker lists". Being elderly and semi-senescent, she often sends checks for things like this despite our vigilance. There is no "Maria Duval" - I'm sure that's just a phony name and image of some dolled-up dumpster slut, the scam being run by professional, organized criminals.

We've seen all the letters from France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and other places - from supposed psychics named "Mathias", "Serena", and anything that sounds spooky and other-worldly. In small print somewhere on the letter, it always states "photo and identity not contractual", which is legalese for "this person does not exist."

I fail to understand how anyone can fall for this mumbo-jumbo. There is no "etherial plane", no "astral conjunctions", no "evil eye", no "sacred talisman" - it's all tripe and codswallop.

In the name of whatever you hold sacred, throw solicitations of this nature directly into the trash where they belong.

What goes around comes around. These people will ultimately reap the reward of their criminal deception.

Anonymous said...

I've received four letters already,
from Maria Duval asking to send money for her help.I returned all four letters with no money.Because if some one is really concerned about your well being and wealth and make promises of winning money,they won't ask for money first.If they give you an actual lottery winning date and tell you to play on that date and you win, maybe I would have some belief and might send you some money,but until that becomes reality,I don't think so.Atl,Ga

Anonymous said...

Yup I've been receiving these letters too... at first I thought if I did indeed hit a jackpot or lottery of some kind then I might pay her for those mysterious services and coincidentally I did hit a 200 buck 4D draw that very week... but I was still skeptical as I wanted to know how someone who was 1000's of miles away from me could reach me... psychics usually have a reach of most 100's of kilometres and I've seen too many stereotype letters like the ones sent as nothing is personalized so I didn't want to pay anything yet until I received some sort of contact and after checking your page I now understand this whole story... I don't know for sure if it is her own doing or is someone using her image and name to make the most of the situation. Right now I hope I don't get flooded with this scam anymore... and the address is currently based in Singapore (P.O. Box 130, Singapore 914005)

heidi.calhoun said...

I would like to say i recive her letters twice a week and like every one elese its all about money she wants from me tellen me i would recive thousands of dollers over time and i need the tailsmen to make sure my luck comes true, I live in pittsburgh PA and she wrote to from destiney research center 1285 baring blvd #409 ,sparks Nv 89434-8673 and lets not forget the famous friday the 13th what a ripoff she needs stopped.

Anonymous said...

Anonymmous said... Sept.23,2009
Just started receiving these letters from Maria Duval a couple weeks ago from the Sparks, NV address. Now they are trying to sell you The Talisman of Luck and Money and The Talisman of Love and Friendship. You are to rent them for 12 months, one each for $2.00 a month + $6.00 for special handling and 1st class shipping. Or you can get them both for $55.00 total. They state that they want them back at the end of 12 months, to help other people with. They also are offering to do a personal astral-clairvoyant study for you which guarantees that you will experience major positive changes in your life. They are charging $37.50 + $7.50 for special handling and 1st class shipping for that. Just thought I'd share their latest scam with all. Don't ever send or give any of your hard earned money to anyone, no matter how legitamate they sound with out checking them out first.The scammers try to get you via ads, mail,emails and some are even bold enough to confront you in person.However,these days you can find out real quick who's legitamate and who's not real quick if you just check them out onthe net before you part with your money.Desperate people are easy targets for scammers. Some day I hope they all burn in Hell.

mishkagirl said...

You can go to www.ripoffreport.com and there is loads of people wanting their money back and she will not refund their money. If people would just do their homework and google these people their would be less heartaches out there.

Daniel Shilina said...

I got a letter from Maria Duval saying that her services would not cost any money. I sent the letter back with my contact info. About a month later I get a reply and it is asking for what....MONEY! I'm not impressed so far.

Anonymous said...

I had received letters from Maria Duval too. The 1st 2 letter while I was reading, it sounds like a yes. BUT something she mentioned is VERY WRONG which it stop me to think more but scam. She enclosed a return envolope for me to reply to her (no stamp needed) but the address is in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

10/19/09 N.H
To all the previous bloggers. I,stupidly answered an add from a TV guide and sent it to the Nev. address. I have recieved 4 letters about two weeks apart. I have had some bad times as well as financial woes. Each letter was giving me hope that my life could change with Marie Duval's help. Today I was ready to send her over $150.00. Her new scam is to send you 2 Talismen, one for money & one for love, to rent for $2.00 a day for for 12 mos. Plus lucky numbers and lucky days for each mon. plus many more. She now has a new accomplish who is of Swiss origin. A clairvoyant named Marcos von Ring.Her addres is still in Nevada c/o Destiny Research Center. Don't look him up on Google because everything they have on him, which is not a lot, is in a different language. He is probaby for real, but he too, also, works for Destiny.I am going to wait and see how she answers my "no answer" letters. I was not born rich so I guess I will have too remain that way.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for your blog, I too answered a website for a free numerology reading, and have received letters from Maria Callas and yesterday a letter from Maria and her friend Nikos Daskalos advising of the "7 Parchments", and a request to pay AUD$60 as well as a further AUD$90 - they're very convincing letters and I'm glad I too googled to learn that this was a scam - thank you very much

kol said...

greetings
i got caught up with marie callus & whenst i receive the letter about the 7 parcels with the greek person nico ...i twigged that it is to look on google with the name & scam beside it "so i email marie & cut & paste the information" ...what i feel was true ..
the response i got from marie is that she would have to take out the amounts for her efforts ...even tho on all the sheets you get a money back guarantee ..
so the guarentee is not worth the paper it is written on ..
i will see what appears when i get a letter from marie also keep you posted to what i received back as the guarentee payment ..
i rang the bank & they said they can assist to get my monies back if i have any problems ..
regards west of sydney nsw ...the land of oz :)

Anonymous said...

Wow do I feel dum I sent her money for the rings that by the way truned my finger green and than stilll sent for my reading my sister told me that she had a bad vibe from this lady so I look her up and found all of this and to think I was just about to send for a love and luck talisman all I can say is I'm glad I didn't fall for it any longer thank you for this blog I whould have kept sending that's just how much I thought she can help me but I can see that she is just a big scam

Anonymous said...

Hi there
I have received numerous letters from Marie Callas. I live in Tasmania, Australia. I do not believe her to be very bright! She may be very sceeming, but not bright. How many times does one need to send her back her own mail garbage with a note saying not to waste paper & postage on me as I have better things to do with my money!...Her understanding of my "special powers & uniqueness" is a load of #*@!. I am a normal person who does have struggles like everyone else living in this world. As for predictions of leading a lonely life...How sad for her'psychic abilities to fail her so miserably!She needs to go back to Scam school.She couldn't have been further from the truth! Hold on to your money folks.

Anonymous said...

It's now 12-2009 and i just got a letter from Maria Duval c/o Destiny Research Center in Sparks,NV, USA. So i guess they found a new location to start up aagain.

Anonymous said...

maria duvall you was bor a lier and will be a lier for ever go to place hell with your dad, satan

Anonymous said...

01/01/2010
D from Texas, wants to add a comment. We as people are really desparate. We pray for great things and go to people we have no business going too like Maria Duval. I was one of those desparate people. I forgot for a momment that God is the greater strength. That's where my sites fell from, and it cost me. I got nothing but a piece of tin for $45 and a piece of paper for $45 that did nothing but cost me money I could not afford to loose. I pray your site continues so that others do not get sucked into that desparate hole. God Bless

Anonymous said...

Marie Duval is still in NV. Got a letter today and it went in th gabage after reading the above comments. Ky. resident

Anonymous said...

Marie Duval is in Sparks Ne. Got a letter today and it went in the garbage after reading all these posts. Thank you all. Saved my money.

Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Brandon I have recieved multiple letters from Maria!! The latest, is two letters that are all about all the most important dates for me.. The best thing about it is the letter that is going back to her is, it can only be given to her!! So if there is anyone out there that wants to take a ride in an envelope please contact me b_brengman@yahoo.com

renaebaby said...

I am sitting here right now with a letter from maria duval and it's about the 7 parchments that have been given to her from Nicos Daskalos to hold for me. Maria states that she has given Nicos $40.00 on my behalf because she trust me and has faith that I will except the 7 parchments. I must say that they make is sound very good this man just happen to see my birth chart on her desk and then fell into a hypnotized state for several minutes and now just has to help my poor soul. Now as I have read though this letter it sounds very good because for just $45.00 I could have everthing I ever wanted or needed sounds good don't it but damn I just couldn't see giving up that money. Now don't get me wrong I really wanted to do it but I just couldn't because if you read carefully you know that it's a bunch of crap. They go on and on about how bad off I am and how much bad luck I have and the gloom and doom of the world and how I can stop it from happening to me. First off I am not so bad off me and my children eat everyday we have two cars a nice townhome I wont say that money isn't tight but we make it and I am not worried about all this bad luck I am supposed to have. If Maria Duval had such the third eye and could see into my life she would have known that I have a boyfriend and am not lonely and need one of the parchments to find love. One more thing they said that I would win the first lottery after March 2nd, 2010 and that I may know that the winner on February 13th (who wants to stay anonymous) used the same lucky numbers that she is going to give me and won 18 million dollars. Now the reason this is so funny is because it is only Jan. 21st, 2010 so this couldn't have happened already and even if Maria knew about it because she can see into the future how would I know about it I don't see into the future and if I did I wouldn't need to pay Maria $45.00 dollars because I would know the lottery numbers myself and I would already be rich. PLEASE BECAREFUL AND BEWARE OF THIS SCAMING B---H.........

renaebaby said...

I have gotten lots of these letter I must say that I messed up and sent $10.00 for a ring that was supposed to bring me money what the ring did was bring me a green finger damn what a fool I am but I just wanted to see what would happen now I get about 1-3 letters a week asking for more money. The one thing about all this is that I am a God fearing woman and when she started talking about doing seance on the dates that I send her where I will be alone and can meditate, that's when I said she is doing to much with all the talisments and S--- this is a bunch of BS and she and her pack hounds will burn in hell for stilling from poor people and for all the witch craft that they are putting out there.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine so much work for lies I wanted my EX husband to be my friend It hasn't happened yet

Anonymous said...

My letters don't sound like yours nothing about a car or a necklace a small ring which I got

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have an email addy for her?

candy said...

Ive received a few letters, not about scrolls, but I did receive a talisman, :-~, I knew it was a scam from the beginning but I guess I wanted to see what would happen next, I would not send her any more money.

Anonymous said...

Good afternnon. Please try to understand my terrible English, but i am traing to help as well. I live in Portugal and be Portuguese and I also received one Letter from Maria Duval and her so special friend Nicos, so because sounds me very strange all that story i came to google search for more information. So i whant to say thanks a lot you all guys, you saved me to spend 40 Euros. I am thinking also to wrigth for a TV Portuguese chanel asking them to do one reportage for help other people in Portugal, do not be stolen. Thanks once more. Lots of love and lucky for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Sorry is the Portuguese again, in last message i forget to say that the letter i received from Maria Duval and Nicos, was yesterdar 27th of January of 2010. So they still operating......in a free away to rip money of people

Anonymous said...

I have received about 10 letters from Maria Duval and each one I suspect is a scam.

I am a born-again Christian and don't believe in none of this used to believe it in my past life.

So, what I did is send each one of those forms back to her without no money and told her I believe in God and not what she is doing.

Anonymous said...

I've gotten 3 letters from her in the last 2 weeks. I decided to search for her/destiny center on the web and I got this site. She's crazy. Something needs to be done about these kind of people trying to scam on honest citizens.

Anonymous said...

She is a big scam. I was just curious and wanted to test her out. I sent $65 ad received nothing. I wrote her a second letter challenging her and asking for what I paid. Got a report and lots of marketing stuff asking for more money. Stay away from this woman. I would really like to get off her list.

Julia said...

This is not a woman and so, not necessary "she" - this is well organized, widely spread scam. Only I can't get why it is impossible to stop it for authorities

StephanieC said...

Hi there, I have been receiving these letters for ages, and I searched to try to find a phone number to get my address removed.

So, I dug a little further and found PhoneBusters, a Canadian initiative with the RCMP to help "recognize, report and stop fraud" which this Maria Duval and Destiny Research Center are.

The number to call is 1-888-495-8501. They welcome the calls and forward the information on to the appropriate people (police, etc.) to further investigate.

I strongly encourage anyone in Canada who has received ANY letter from Maria Duval or the Destiny Research Center to call and register the fraud to PhoneBusters.

I haven't sent money myself, but this is clearly fraud. I was told that several seniors have been ripped off anywhere from $10 to $4, 000.

It is a complete scam. Please get the word out, and report any mail if you get it to PhoneBusters! The more complaints they get, the more this scam will be investigated and taken seriously.

If you are a victim of fraud, be sure to get the word out to local media as well. I am sending info along and posting to facebook in case it helps someone.

Anonymous said...

I googled her address, its a UPS Store. Everyone that has been ripped off should start calling the UPS Store and complain about the fraud being conducted out of box #409. Here is their listing and phone number.

The UPS Store, Sparks NV 89434 --
The UPS Store is located at 1285 Baring Blvd Sparks, NV. Phone: 775-356-8000. Small Business Specialists, Mail Boxes Rental & Receiving, Shipping Services.

Maybe they will at least give her the boot and she will have to find a new address & print up new materials.

Anonymous said...

Hello all 270 of you who were taken and those who were not...this is 271..and I was taken :P I like many of you was taken since September 2009 with her letters (it is now March 27,2010)and other people are still winning "the money I deserve" after sending her approx $180.00 in 45 dollar requests.Ya I knew better but I was in a desperate situation living in my car after I lost my job and wrote her to tell her so with my first mailing after correcting my date of birth on the form...alas nothing has changed even the date of birth on the 10 to 20 letters I get from Sparks Nevada. Today I was able to look her up at the library and my fears were confirmed and everything evaporated....they should roast for what they are doing. YES it is our OWN fault for believing but can you blame me really when I was sleeping in 5 degree weather in my car this last winter??? "IT" needs a sit down with the IRS on all the money it has collected in the US! Where are Hoovers boyz when you need them--CAN ANYONE HELP ME GET THESE GUYS cause I am like a dog with a bone when it comes to injustice!!!
signed: 44 and stupid and no I'm NOT born in January 1 1955 for the 200th time MD!

jean said...

Jean said from Winnipeg
I have been getting letters from Maria since 2006, I read then trash it, at one time she had her return address on, that was then I would mark it return to sender, How about us printing her return address on her letter, and throw it back in the mail box maybe then she will get the message,that would make her pay double postages.

Anonymous said...

I received a letter to-day from Marie Callas. She moves around a lot. this is my second letter and the return address is locked Bag No 32,PusatMel & Kurier, Jalan KLIA S1 64009 Klia MALAYSIA.

Anonymous said...

Thank for your info on this Scam.
I just received a letter telling me I will be winning lots of money after June 12/10 as this is the night of the BLACK MOON and a ritual will be done for me so that I will come into how every much money I need. I also received a TALISMAN (a yellow disc) with instructions.

Anonymous said...

May 25 2010
Maria DuVal is still "at it". I recieved a letter containing a talisman with specific instructions on how to use it. I have to do some silly things with it, and then cut it in half, returning half to her, sleeping on the other half, and send in my $10.00 payment before the "black moon" on July 10 2010 to realize a $25,000.00 winning, and a second wish of my choice. Not bad for $10.00 ..... but I remembered her name from a letter I recieved in 2006 when I lived in Arizona so I Googled her name and found this site. Thank-you for informing the public during these hard times! Thank-GOD for the internet. But who saves those who do not have internet? Yes ... there are still people in the world who do not. STOP these people! Her address is Maria DuVal c/o Destiny Reserch Center 1285 Baring Blvd. #411 Sparks, NV 89434-8673. The questionaire for the FREE personal astral-clairvoyant forcast wants your date of birth, time of birth, town and city, state and country. If you are using a credit card, you are required to give signature. It seems to me that is all one would need to aquire a social security card? Way too much information to mail to unknown entities. Identity Fraud !!!!!
Gratefull in Nevada

Anonymous said...

07 Jul 2010 - Received letter from Maria Duval - she is working her way through Canada (I'm in Ontario). Read the letter, obviously a scam!! Address she is working out of is now 14-3650 Langstaff Road #289 - Woodbridge ON L4L 9A8. I looked it up on Google Maps - no such location - it's a bunch of bush....

Peanuts said...

She is known here in Australia as Maria Callas
B.P 58
Divonne
Les Bains
France
Supposed to be French based though postage goes through Singapore.Says a lot eh !

Anonymous said...

anonymous what about a phone number on how to call her ??????

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH MY NAN GOT ONE IN THE MAIL, and from the sounds of it, this letter is exactly like nans,i have read through this letter and while it is quite convincing, nans letter asks for $60, thankfully my nan is a senior and cannot afford this, and not only that but she knew that this was a scam..... i decided to "google it " and i have now come across numerous scam alerts the return address on is


MARIE CALLAS

B.P 58
01220 DIVONNE LES BAINS
FRANCE


I HOPE THIS HELPS to catch these scamming predetors

we are in australia, the date is 2 sep 2010

Anonymous said...

2010 and still out there SCAMMING
today (6 Oct 2010)in New Zealand, i received a letter from Maria and Nicos talking about the 7 parchments. I knew this was to be another one of her many scams. At 1st I was taken in by her 1st couple of letters and sent her money only to receive nothing in return, then more and more letters started to arrive in my mail box but coming from different places in the world and I thought stuff this woman, who is she really so I too googled her and what do ya know..big time scammer from way back..now when i get the scam letters they too go straight to the bin. I myself find it hard to believe how she can carry on doing this so I questioned her about the powers she so call has...I asked if she was given these powers as a gift , why is she so determined to make people pay for them as a gift is a gift..does not come with a price..if you do not want to receive the gift you will gift it away to someone else with out the price tag..I would if I had the gift..knowing that helping fellow people in time of need would be more rewarding than sending money no matter how far in the world one lives..

Canadianboi said...

I also receiving almost every other day those scam mail from Maria Duval here in Canada. Thanks for all your postings..now I am fully aware that these were all scams...if not, I am almost about to get more involved in this inhumane activities...hope authorities will put their effort to capture these blood-sucking thieves.

Anonymous said...

This scam of Maria Duval aka whatever, has been going on for more than 20plus years, and she et al , have been reported numerous times. They get away with this due to international laws.
I think it is far more than just mail fraud and scams , for which she is banned from several countries.
I think it is also spiritual fraud, and they mess with peoples spirits and use them .
I would be interested in hearing about how others experience this spiritually, 'psychically'.
They never seem to stop harming people, it has been almost 15 YEARS and she still uses and harasses .
The attorney general knows, the postal service knows, all of them know.
Talk to your representatives and ask for new laws.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if that is her address,in canada, i think that is someone else or phony. She lives 50 east of draginone (sp), france according to her.
another found is
Les quatre chemins 83830 callas, france or an associate.

She was selling personal information to asians since '97 who also ruthlessly attack you based on birth information, then use your spirit energy .
This is more complicated than just a mail fraud.

Anonymous said...

She and her associates brag about being 'irresistable' because they attach to your spirit to control you. She is a psychopath.
It has nothing to do with you being 'stupid'.
It is that you are not aware of what they are doing to cause you to buy things from them.
Don't care if you believe it, some of you know it is true.

Anonymous said...

For the last Year, I retired 2 months ago, one of her letters said i would receive some money and i did because I was retiring. She did say when I had problems with my life in 94, but they could have looked up my divorce; it's public record. Her letters are for the broken hearted and I don't get many letters. I believe we all have psychic abilities. But there is always a question as to how developed theirs is. These letters do motivate me to better myself. She's given me numbers to play at the casino. I'm in GA, my date is 5-5-03. I'm not gambling for nobody never. I think there's 2 sides to every coin. I have sent her money. I am gullible. I'm a tech trader and I go live Monday. We'll see. When the outcome is certain, it's investing. When it's uncertain, it gambling.

Anonymous said...

I have been getting letters from her for years now. It seems my luck gets worse when I receive these types of letters.I believe prayer changes things if we believe.There are others also to whom I have given money and my luck only got worse. Don't fall for these scams. I learned never to believe in anything except what comes from God. He never puts on you more than you can bear and His mercy endureths forever.

Anonymous said...

SHE IS NOW BACK IN NZ AND TRYING TO SCAM PPL HERE IN NZ.
WHAT GOT ME TO THINK BEFORE I EVER DID ANYTHING WAS THE WAY IT WAS SENT AND INCLUDING A POSTAGE PAID ENVELOPE THAT DIDNT MATCH THE ENVELOPE IT WAS SENT IT THAT GAVE ME WARNING BELLS. THANK GOD I NEVER SENT ANY MONEY OR DETAILS.

Anonymous said...

i have been taken for a lot of money and there is nothing i can do to get it back i live in michigan and i to have been scamed by he and these so called people she says that she has help her please if someone can put a stop to this lets do it my name is shanda i just got a letter today january 21,2011

DeeDee said...

Sorry for my english, I´m Portuguese.
This woman keep´s send me letters saying tha I have my house with a bad guardian in front of it, and I need to pay, sometimes 39 euros sometimes moore than this.
I think this is a scam, and give a bad name to the real psichics.
I hope somebody could do something about it

Jeffrey Shallit said...

I got some new for you DeeDee:

There ain't no real psychics.

Anonymous said...

NZ, Jan 24 2011 received the same letter as everyone else re; from Maria Duval abt the greek dude and the 7 parchments and asking for $60NZ...Its not the first letter Ive received and probably not the last. Think I may just print all the comments and send them to her in a big fat parcel and see what comes back. Thank God for sites like this that keep us all informed of scum like this. Cheers.

billmccreery said...

I have recieved a letter from maria postbus 88 5690 AB SON the netherlands,is this the same person,she says she is in league with the guarding angels foundation,she wishes to tell my great gift for the future and wealth happines
yours billmccreery

ANGUS said...

I keep getting numerous letters from Maria Postbus 88 5690 ABSON The Netherlands. I just hope that if I add my comments regarding this scam that it will save someone some money. DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY THIS PERSON HE/SHE/THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO GET MONEY OUT OF YOU WITH NOTHING AT THE END OF IT. YOU ALREADY HAVE A GUARDIAN ANGEL AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. THESE PEOPLE ARE THE DREGS OF SOCIETY SO DON'T BE FOOLED.

Anti said...

I received a letter yesterday and straight away felt it was a scam. They are asking for NZ$30 + NZ$10 for postage and handling.
It is now circulating in New Zealand.
Mine stated that if I pay this amount she will send me some lucky numbers for the month of October.
No thanks I'm keeping my hard earned cash.

Anonymous said...

The same happens when she writes to New Zealand - only that she gives a French address and charges NZ$ 70.- (approx 55 USD)...

Anonymous said...

We have now been working with the FBI and CIA about Maria Duval, Now have finally recieved info to put Maria Duval away for LIFE!!!

Anonymous said...

what gives anyone the right to get our address and send us anything they want when we didnt request it. I feel that we have the right to turn in scarey letters to the fbi or our local police. If people know where this person is then why is not these lies stopped? How is her promises giving me hope for the future? Lies. Dont play games with the rich or poor we all have lives to build and hopes and dreams its not all about you. I have her letters too and her address and her request for money and her picture that she sends to one million of others around the world to make a dollar. One million people one dollar. I wont fall for it. I am going to sell water bottles one day and have my own factory 25 cents each. Dont make money by offering people nothing in return. I have God and he is free.

Anonymous said...

usa!!!!! its not just one lady its a made up name who follows certain people. Its a group of scammers becareful.

Anonymous said...

About 17 years ago, I sent off for the Hand of Fatima from one Pascale Zoe from my university dorm room. Afterwards, I started receiving forecasts of love, wealth, great success, and more from various psychics, but only if I followed their advice... which, of course, they would give to me (along with bonus free jewelry "gifts" if I paid them so much, or so much per month, etc.). All had the standard "typewritten letter with handwriting all over it" layout, and although I did send money once or twice, I grew weary. And although the letters always mentioned dates in the weeks soon to come, it always took longer to get the information and it never made mention of these same, "urgent" dates.

Once returned home, I was granted an extra way to identify these mailings despite the "name" of the sender, without even opening the letter. The company mismatched my addresses and put my dorm room number as my home Post Office box number. Now I didn't even have to read it to know it was phony! Some even claimed to have made predictions which came true, and would list them alongside vague future predictions. (I should have kept them to see if any "came true"...) Only one well-known astrologer has ever predicted anything worldly-related worthy of note (Susan Miller, Astrologyzone, the only astrological forecast I would now read).

Over twelve years after the last one, my mind recently drifted to the days I believed in those mail-order psychics. And guess what I received today! My same old, erroneous mail address replacing my PO Box # with that of my old dorm room... And yes, the same typed/scribbled pages, and the same colour photographs of "free gifts" enclosed (with the envelope reading "DO NOT BEND". When I saw it was only $20 for 40 dates in 2012 on which I would see great changes in my life, I thought, "I should send for it, just for a laugh." I then thought I'd search her name in Google. Although I usually add the word "caveat", something told me this time to enter, "Beware Maria Duval"... And this page came up in the top results, with TONS of complaints.

Thanks to your comments, I know realize how serious things could have been, had I provided my birth time and date and other personal information (even worse if you pay with your credit card!) _in_ _my_ _own_ _handwriting_, Another mentioned the Destiny Research Center: guess what, it still exists in Canada. 14-3650 Langstaff Road #289, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9A8. Guess what Google produces for that address... Yup, another UPS store. The only redeeming quality: the exterior envelope has a "handwritten" note on it saying, "PLEASE RECYCLE!"

Anonymous said...

Hello I'm writing from San Diego
California.

Today is the 3rd of January 2012.
I got three letters from Maria Duval sometime in September November & December 2011.

The letters sounded too good
to be true but when you want good luck to come into your life as
a player,
it is quite easy to turn into a bigger or even the biggest fool.

I set aside her last letter
& forgot where I placed it.

As she promised a wonderful
fortune & change of luck for 2012,
with the dates & numbers she will provide,
I searched for the letter.

I thought maybe I should give it a try for the next Mega Millions
lottery. The last jackpot was over $200 million.

After all she/he/they claim
to be a famous clairvoyant consulted by celebrities
& featured on tv shows.

Even royalties have been known to consult psychics & seers.

I was about to send money to Maria Duval of Sparks Nevada
for the 2012 astral predictions she said she will do for me for
$25 including postage & handling.

She was also going to send a magnetic bracelet along with it to
increase one's magnetism, for protection against negative forces, & attract good luck.

These are not the only letters I received from her.
Through the years, I have received
several including offerings of talismans & other gadgets.

As I previously mentioned, I set aside this last letter & forgot where I placed it.

I searched for it as it promised
such wonderful streak of godd luck
at games of chance such as the lottery & casino.

I wanted so much to believe it is
possible to get lucky.
So gullible & foolish of me
but gambling is really a matter
of luck/chance or most gambling is especially most electronic games where winning is determined by a random number selector.

For some reason, I decided to look
up Destiny Research Center & I came across this blog.

I feel lucky I did not part with
my $25. It can buy me some stuff
I need instead of giving same to a
worthless scammer.

The saying goes: "If it's too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true".

Goodbye dream/illusion of good fortune.
Hello Reality...
It is up to ME.

She should sell some useful information instead of pure junk.
I'm sure she has accumulated some
fortune getting monies from
dreamers & gullible people.
However, I don't think there is a way to stop her/him/them. They will just change their names & addresses & start over again.

Penny stocks would probably ba a better gamble or the penny machines...
Or just keep your money in ypur wallet.

Anonymous said...

My Aunt also got scammed. She lost $1,400 I was tempted to send all the Ship back to her and ask for a refund, but don't want to waste any more of her money. She needs to go to jail and the goverment needs to be more involed in these kind of scams. We can send people to the moon, but we can not stop local theifs!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow I guess I am not the only one getting scammed.I am still getting letters from her.if shes a scam, then why don't they arrest her.and shut her down for good.I have ADHD,Iam 52 years old and live on social security disability.I cant afford to throw my money away on these scams she got me for about $80 before I caught on to her I don't expect to ever see it again. I guess is my falt for falling for it.

Anonymous said...

I truly want to believe and now it is here in Nebraska. I do send her papers back with no money as I started from the beginning to send money but then nothing happened. She stated there were going to be changes but that was me that did the changes as I always believe in positive as much as possible. I then looked on the internet and read other comments that Maria had sent.

Anonymous said...

I got a letter today from maria stating special powers about a ring I read the whole bogus thing. A picture of a smached care saying the ring saved her life. If I had this ring it will protect me and make me happy and wealthy. Umm what the fudge. I googled it and all over the internet maria was a scam artest. The offfer was cut in half for $14 dollars if I wanted 2 it would be $24 two for the price of one. Why have we not caught her yet???? Oct. 19, 2012

Anonymous said...

Now it's the selling of the magical "Ring of RE" scam that within 37 days will bring you fantastic positive changes of luck, romance and success. She (if the con person really is woman), will also send you a multi-page clairvoyant assessment that will reveal your hidden past. I used to investigate these kinds of scams and when I got close to nailing them, they would skeedaddle off to Canada where we couldn't touch them. If you send money they will either never contact you again or will up the con to soak you for even bigger sums of YOUR MONEY and you will be left even poorer.

Anonymous said...

Maria is also at Destiny Research Center, 1285 Baring Blvd., #411, Sparks, NV 89434-8673. I have received numerous mailings from her promising this & that for only $45! Today I received a letter from her that now tells me that my house needs a "Wave Harmonizer"!! So, it's my house that keeps me from getting happiness, money, etc...??????

Kay said...

Destiny Research Center
1285 Baring Blvd. #411
Sparks Nevada 89434-8673

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