3. No photos of themselves, no network, no nothing.
No evidence that this person does any actual magic work. Even if I don’t understand another’s way of doing things, as long as they’re doing the work, and it’s metaphysically sound, I have no beef with them. Some people’s style looks more like working in a lab with chemicals/ingredients and a lot of energetic chanting. Some people like to go out to the woods. Some people trance, fast, and channel energy through their bodies.
In any case, there will be some evidence of their doing the work, not just a lot of talking or writing. If all you see is talking and writing, and you never even see any of the supplies they hopefully bought with what clients and donors have paid them for the work, then they may not be doing anything.
3b. Photos of weird stereotypical b.s. that no sane practitioner would actually post.
Certain aspects of ritual and ceremony are not for the camera without certain protections. Some ceremonies can be filmed because there is someone who has done protections so that the audience would not be accidentally mounted, or that members of the audience with ill will would not be able to proxy or tag that back to the practitioners doing the ceremony.
There’s also a certain way things are done. Nobody has the time or mind to pose for the camera during a ceremony unless they are mounted by a charisma spirit who is camera conscious, and that would still be at an appropriate time. The camera person has to stay out of the way and maneuver around the ceremony, not the other way around.
Glamour shots in ceremony just don’t happen. You might see the altar before and after, but no during unless they are doing a demonstration or how-to. Just be wary because not everything you see in a photo or video is real.
4. Too many testimonials about love spells and curses.
Nobody who has had this kind of work done on their behalf runs around bragging about it. Well, I know only one and that was just because he was so happy his enemy was vanquished that he felt the need to celebrate. In the end, I didn’t post his testimonial because it could be dangerous for him and me.
Usually, people will want to show some discretion so the person on whom the spell was cast doesn’t find out about it and counter it. In the cases that I have had to go up against the work of a powerful witch and won, even if I’m not worried about her/him, if they have helpers, I don’t want them coming after me. Whoever doesn’t fear Nature is a fool. Some people are very happy to testify, but you will note that even in the case of a very well known and regarded real sorcerer/ess, the number of testimonials regarding curses and love spells is relatively low compared to the amount of cases they actually do.