Buyers beware! We get emails every other day on average from folks requesting the Deviant Moon PDF guide because the “QR code printed on the deck is not working”. Our response is always that you have unknowingly purchased a counterfeit deck and you should demand a refund from the seller.”
In the hopes of bringing more awareness to this criminal issue, we want to show you what to look out for regarding fake Deviant Moon Decks.
Please know that this is a widespread problem in the tarot community and it affects nearly all tarot creators. Both small indie creators and prominent publishing houses. I have spoken to quite a few who expressed that they will likely be moving on to other things and will no longer produce their decks, as it is not worth the time and effort to create such work only to have it stolen with no recourse.
For the Deviant Moon fakes, there is the notorious QR code. Authentic decks published by US Games include a proprietary LWB (Little White Booklet)
Also, authentic decks have “Borderless” and my name on the front box. The fakes also omit the US Games logo and ISBN number.
Size is much smaller. Not only are the colors horribly muddy, but the images are squashed to fit on the smaller cards. Check out the Moon and the card backs, for example. An oval moon? Really?
Please, on behalf of the entire tarot community, do not support this garbage. If this continues and more artists cease to create or if new creators are deterred from sharing their gifts, the quality of decks will certainly diminish in the future, leaving mostly cheap products and stale mediocrity.
Thanks, as always, for your support.