"We have a source close to Theresa Caputo who is prepared to release evidence she is a fake."
-- Web Fraud Squad
Is The Long Island Medium a Fake?
"Everything they do and say is a lie. She is a total fake."
-- Confirmed source close to the Caputo family, May 5, 2013
Welcome to Long Island Medium Fake.com
Our purpose is to expose the charismatic and compelling 45-year old TV star Theresa Caputo as a soothsaying charlatan rather than a legitimate psychic. We have made contact with a close family friend of the Caputos, who says Theresa Caputo is a fake. We have made their initial claims public here exclusively for the very first time.
Please see the "About Us" section at the bottom of this site for more information on the media watchdog group Web Fraud Squad and investigator Justin Tribble. We also keep this site updated every week; be sure to bookmark this page and check back here in the future for your #1 source for Theresa Caputo news.
Psychic Or Fake?
The TLC television network's "Long Island Medium" features Theresa Caputo in the role of homespun, small town psychic. She meets people on the street to share her gift, holds group meetings for free, and offers her services privately. Throughout the show, she reveals sometimes unique details that seem "impossible" to "know" without some kind of telepathic connection to the afterlife.
However, critics argue the show is highly edited to show only her best "hits". She also displays classic cold reading techniques and has been caught slipping up, making mistakes and appearing to navigate numerous misses, many that often end up on the proverbial cutting room floor.
Do you know how much money she makes? It is not widely known that Caputo charges between $70 to $175 for her public readings, which can pack up to 2,000 people into one auditorium. That is well over a $140,000 profit in one two hour session. She has also appeared in a Priceline.com commercial, a payday that likely netted a few hundred thousand dollars.
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"The truth is coming out. Caputo can't do anything to stop it. It's over. I'll make sure of it. I'll expose her as a fake."
-- Confirmed source close to the Caputo family, May 5, 2013
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When does Long Island Medium air on TLC?
TLC currently airs Theresa Caputo's show typically on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. Eastern time, with new episodes appearing on Sundays. (Long Island Medium also airs on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. EST.) TLC airs Sunday and Monday "marathons" periodically. An all-day marathon will air Sunday, November 24th.
The second half of Season 4 is now over. We do not know if the show has been cancelled or will be renewed for another season. We're waiting for TLC to make an annoucement. The NEW season premiered Sunday, October 6th, at 6pm EST
to our research and our sources, Caputo has made around $3.4 million
dollars for the totality of her four seasons starring on TLC's Long
Island Medium. She received a $1 million dollar advance for her new
book. She has also made an estimated $1.8 million dollars on her
speaking tour and merchandise sales, which yields tremendous profits
even for relatively small audiences of one or two thousand people.
Take a look at our Guestbook for new updates, comments from fans and foes alike and join in our lively debate. Comments are moderated due to harassment we've received from Theresa Caputo fans.
A Whistleblower Comes Forward
We have obtained an extensive and detailed story from a source named Kim (*her name has been changed to protect her identity) with close ties to the Caputo family. This person is very knowledgeable on the Caputos' life and has provided us with documentation proving who they are and their connection to the Caputos. This person charges in no uncertain terms that Caputo is a fake, staging fake seances, staging fake, impromptu readings and that her entire show is fake. Our source also charges that they have concrete evidence of Caputo's fake scam.
It is in our estimation this person's story is 100% legitimate and incredibly damning to the Caputos and their brand of charlatanism.
We have obtained audio interviews and one video interview with this person. We are in the process of vetting, editing and verifying this information, in addition to receiving permission to release it. Our source's identity will be protected by all means until there is a point they feel comfortable publicly coming forward.
We are providing below excerpts from a video interview conducted with our source on April 23rd, 2013. This is the most information we have been allowed to release so far, but it paints a compelling and extraordinary behind-the-scenes picture of what goes on during the production of Long Island Medium.
Conducted on April 23rd, 2013.
Long Island Medium Fake.com (LIMF):
Thank you for taking the time to sit with us and tell us your story. You've given us a list of certain things we cannot ask you, such as your age, but there are still a few grey areas we want to cover first. May we ask you how long you have lived in the Long Island area?
Yes, thanks, um, I've been in the area over twenty years. I don't want to get too detailed as you know.
Ok, can you give us an idea of how close you are to the Caputos? How well you really know them? You've given us evidence that proves to us you know them, but can you give a statement yourself?
*pause* I've known Theresa for a very long time. The relationship has come and gone. I can't be too specific. I know if or when she reads this she's going to try to figure it out. What I do know is she won't be able to use any psychic powers to figure it out.
For the record, do you believe Theresa Caputo has any psychic ability or ability to speak with the dead?
No way. I know for a fact she doesn't. I know one hundred percent she doesn't. She's like you and me. She can't hear voices or see anything. She doesn't receive any special information from beyond. Spirits don't talk to her. Nothing. She is completely fake, it's a hoax.
When she's talking and seems to be receiving information from the afterlife, that's all made up. I know. I've seen how she does it. And yes, she has told me herself, that it's fake. I've had interactions with her, at a time when she felt she could trust me, and I was made aware of things. I was made aware of things that I believe the world needs to know about. I know she's going to do everything she can to destroy me once she finds out who I am, so I'm being careful with this. She has a lot more money than I do.
Wow. So, what exactly is she doing on the show? Why do so many people believe her? Why is it so convincing?
That's a lot of questions for me to answer.
Ok, one at a time. Let's start with... How is she doing this?
KIM: It's variations of cold reading and having background intel on subjects being read. Let me tell you, though, Theresa Caputo is one of the best there is. A lot of people don't know that she has a very, very high IQ. I do not know the exact number. I was told by someone who would have knowledge of that. She is much brighter than the sort of goofy woman she comes across as on the show.
Now, let's, ok... She's highly skilled. Other cold readers have also succeeded as well, so it is not impossible. What is her motivation?
Well, money is the motivation, of course. It's all about money for her. And now fame. She's been doing this a long time. Her husband doesn't even have to work anymore she makes such a ridiculous amount of money. You can see on the show he's just around the house, poking around most of the time, doing nothing.
Do you think she has any conscience about it? Do think she feels she's lying to people?
She justifies it. I've talked to her about it. I know she justifies it. She also feels she's helping people. If you watch how she conducts her readings, she always ends them on a positive note. She almost never says anything negative to a grieving person. She is trying to impart a positive message. But it's still all a ruse. I don't agree with it. Especially when she messes with kids.
We have to try to be objective here and I want to play devil's advocate for a moment. She has had moments on the show that are extremely compelling. They are so convincing. How do you explain those moments?
Right. I know. Believe me, I know and I've heard all about it from friends, how real it seems. I've been quiet around here about what I know and how I feel, so I do a lot of listening. My friends know certain things, but I don't tell everyone what I know. I can't. The community is tight here and most people love Theresa, and others want the show to do well so it benefits the community. People aren't using any critical thinking on this. I know for a fact Theresa Caputo uses all known means to gain information on potential subjects who she reads.
She's actually denied that and talked about how she doesn't Google people or look them up. She addressed all those criticisms. What do you say to that?
Take her word for it? She just said she doesn't, so you believe it? I have enough information to have a good idea of exactly what she is doing. You realize she has assistants, right? Those assistants have signed nondisclosure agreements. Those assistants are paid very well. She has a crew in addition to the TLC crew. She has people around her. They want to make money, too. TLC wants to make money. People will do anything for money. They will fake things. They will lie. They will stage scams. This is nothing new.
So you are saying she is doing all those research things to get information on subjects?
Yes! Everything. She has even better resources than you or I. She has access to databases. She pays for services that look up personal information. She has private investigators who work for her. Every time she produces a theatrical performance that convinces a subject or customer, she builds her brand and business! She has a great incentive to be accurate and to have all the information she can get for each subject. It's not a game. It's not a joke for these people. They are thorough. This is an addiction for her, the power, the money. She justifies all of it, of course.
Our interview continued, but our source asked us only to post the above information, as well as the visual quotes we've also provided throughout this site.
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More To Come
Our other interviews go into detail, revealing past incidents, names, places and dates where events have occurred that our source was witness to. Some of the people and companies Theresa Caputo uses to obtain intelligence on various subjects was also revealed to us. We can say with near certainty our source is telling the truth and providing tremendously damning information that suggests Mrs. Caputo is involved in an intricate scam or hoax.
Our source says they do not seek money or fame for themselves. They do not wish to write a book. They just want the information to get out, so people will, in the terms of our source, "wake up and see what this woman is all about."
We will be updating this site in the coming weeks with more information. Please bookmark and save this page and come back soon.
UPDATE: In October we will be releasing more information, including a full audio interview with our whistleblower and more details about Theresa Caputo's intricate, complex hoax and scam that is fooling and deceiving people across America. Our legal team is in the process of vetting this information. This vetting takes time and we aim to be thorough.
(We will also be releasing our source's detailed analysis of some of the more recent episodes of Long Island Medium. Our source has taken the time to analyze a number of episodes, the tricks, gimmickry and methods used and how the show is produced so convincingly.)
UPDATE: "Long Island Medium: Theresa On The Road" is a new spin off special of "Long Island Medium." We will be offering a full review of some of Caputo's tactics and methods used to fake and stage events in this new special in the coming weeks.
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Our Whistleblower Answers a Reader's Question
We asked our source, Kim*, about a recent episode of Long Island Medium in which a boy is interviewed by Theresa Caputo. This boy had lost his little sister. In Teresa's reading, she mentions a "tent" and the boy's face lights up; he then describes a Dora Explorer tent he and his sister would play in.
This information seemed to be something that would be nearly impossible for Theresa Caputo to know about the little boy and his sister.
A reader has contacted us and asked us to ask our source about this, and how the source believes Theresa Caputo would know something so detailed. This is our source's most recent response, received by us by email on May 19th, 2013:
Let me tell you how she does this. First of all, any person she approaches on the street or conducts an interview with for the television show has already been investigated. Please understand that. The television show is given the highest priority and the most resources for Theresa's investigation of subjects. However, Theresa does use cold-reading techniques on the fly during the show and during her regular 'practice' as a medium. But, that is merely an aside to this specific instance.
With the boy, and yes, I watched that episode like everyone else, her team probably investigated that family for a week after the initial contact was made by the parent. The team is looking for something, anything, specific that can be linked into the private lives of that family. They are just looking for one or two things! They don't need to know everything.
So, in this instance, they were able to glean through their investigation that the boy and his sister had shared a tent and had played in one. This might have been discovered through a Facebook posting, an interview with a friend, or a relative speaking to another relative or friend, and that information being passed down. Private investigators are highly resourceful and can find out personal details about you that would convince many people they are psychic!
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A Gesture of Goodwill
While we believe Theresa Caputo is a fake, it is up to you to reach that conclusion, and it is important to have all of the evidence available to make an educated judgment. As a gesture of goodwill, and to provide both sides of the story, we are presenting Theresa Caputo's new book,
, which may be pre-ordered from Amazon.com below at a special discounted rate (release date Oct 1, 2013):
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