Matthew L. Fraser is a purported American psychic medium from Cranston, Rhode Island. He has been featured on TV, in print and on radio talk shows. Critics who have studied Fraser’s performances claim that he uses classic cold reading techniques to convince his audience that he possesses paranormal powers. According to the South Florida Gay News, Fraser claims his first contact with the dead was with the spirit of his grandmother. Fraser's mother, who also claims to be a psychic, is his office manager. It has been estimated that Fraser grossed around $20,000 for one live appearance.