To think that psychic readings

(25 Posts)
LovesGSD Mon 04-Feb-13 22:21:50

over FB is a pure con?

The past few weeks I've noticed friends paying for readings over FB, I'm sure they are just wasting money.

pjmama Mon 04-Feb-13 22:23:23

I think that psychic readings in any form is utter bollox so YANBU in my book. A fool and his money....

katecreate Mon 04-Feb-13 22:28:56

I don't think it's only limited to FB grin.

Rilson Mon 04-Feb-13 22:30:06

YANBU. In general its boswollocks.

Buzzardbird Mon 04-Feb-13 22:48:35

Just readings over fb a con?

Greythorne Mon 04-Feb-13 22:49:10

Nah, if it's face to face, it's never a con.

VBisme Mon 04-Feb-13 22:50:08

Erm yes.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 04-Feb-13 22:51:01

NoNoNoNoNoNoNo

No

I had a Palm Reading back when I was 24 (I'm 46 now)
And everything he said was 100% true.

But I'm not going to repeat it all because last time I did I got laughed at .

But I know.

<<gavel>>

elfycat Mon 04-Feb-13 22:59:45

I had a reading back in 2004 and it all came true. I even 'helped' him along by confirming some stuff (to see if he was that kind of psychic - out fishing) but every time I gave him a lead he said 'No, no that's not it, in fact it's...'

So trouble at a big party, I would be at the centre of it, coming up within a month. (I was getting married in 4 weeks but there was no ring or anything to give him a clue). There would be someone out to spoil my day. I said 'Oh that'll be my sister then'. He frowned. 'No, no. Now you've said that.. It's going to be a man. Keep your guard up'. It was 'D'FIL (long story afterwards, but I did drop my guard)

I'd be moving over water within a year. I said DH was in the army - probably Germany. Again he said. 'No, I don't think so. Just water. I'd say a big river'. We moved to Woolwich, over the Thames.

There was other stuff too and it was all true. DH who would like to be a skeptic asked me never to do that again!

suburbophobe Mon 04-Feb-13 23:21:35

I've had predictions come true. Tho I don't go for that because I'm not living my life by what someone else tells me.

I go for a general "scan" as to where I'm at and any questions I have. Quicker, better and cheaper than a shrink grin

Always go with someone recommended. And your gut feeling.

Like anything else in life, psychics come in the categories of rubbish, average and excellent.

Boomerwang Mon 04-Feb-13 23:28:12

I don't like it. I think it's rubbish. The reason I don't like it is because when my fiance died his parents went to a medium and fell for it hook, line and sinker. I was distraught about it because they are extremely level headed but obviously grieving and this medium was making money out of their loss.

The only thing they got out of it was that she had said his father was wearing his son's watch (he was) and listed names of his family members (common ones, like Paul, Dave, Sue, Matthew etc) and then the first two letters of a name (mine). They were all 'of course, yes, they often only get a couple of letters come through, don't they?'

I was so disappointed in them for believing this crap, but they had just been bereaved so I left it.

It made them feel better, so it does have a place, I suppose, but I'm personally dead against such stuff.

KobayashiMaru Mon 04-Feb-13 23:29:25

Well duh. Are you also wondering if you abu in thinking that the sky is blue. All "psychic readings" are utter horseshit for gullible people with more money than sense.

Boomerwang Mon 04-Feb-13 23:32:40

Nearly forgot, I also went to a psychic 'show' or whatever you'd call it with a friend as she believed in it and I was curious about how good it was.

The first person the 'psychic' picked out of the audience was me. I had just lost my fiance so I was a bit ooer... she barked out a name with a question mark at the end and I said no. She said 'anyone else?'

That decided it for me. She was just making up stories. She'd chosen me first because I looked the most sceptical. I can almost hear the psychic teacher telling her student to do that.

timidviper Mon 04-Feb-13 23:40:39

I had a reading a couple of years back that was astounding. I had always been very sceptical but this just blew me away. A friend saw this woman on the same day and her reading was also incredibly accurate.

Inspired by that, I had another reading from a supposedly nationally known psychic which was very generic, won't bother with him again.

I think if you enjoy it, can afford it and see it as fun then it's fine. It upsets me when people get ripped off.

whethergirl Mon 04-Feb-13 23:46:57

I use to work for a one dial-a-psychic phoneline, managing the psychics and taking bookings etc.

Some people were totally addicted to it, they couldn't even get out of bed without the advice of a psychic. Once a client spent over £90 in one week, they were not allowed to phone again until the week after. I had clients begging me to be put through!

One pregnant client asked a pyschic whether she was having a boy or girl and then went out and bought loads of baby clothes, only to discover it was the opposite sex. She phoned up raging but was easily placated by... the offer of a free psychic reading! Which she readily accepted!

marriedlady Fri 11-Mar-16 10:06:37

Agree with you. If a psychic isn't tested and proven and does not have a proper office and website etc stay away.

fourpawswhite Fri 11-Mar-16 10:12:55

Marriedlady, that's four zombie threads you have resurrected this morning into active, all related to psychic readings. Why not start your own thread? Some of these are from 2010.

YouMakeMyDreams Fri 11-Mar-16 10:14:25

One was from 2008?! At first I thought psychics had become really popular when I seen active convo.

fourpawswhite Fri 11-Mar-16 10:16:24

Ha, me to dreams. I must have missed the 2008 one.

ridemesideways Fri 11-Mar-16 10:17:55

Cold reading is a skill. A psychological skill. Not a supernatural skill. Derren Brown illustrates this perfectly.

Having a reading on FB? Pointless. There's all sorts of publically available information the 'psychic' could find about most of us online.

ridemesideways Fri 11-Mar-16 10:19:58

Ah bollocks!

Birdsgottafly Fri 11-Mar-16 10:56:09

Over FB, I think it's bollacks.

However, I went to get a reading at a charity event. I was a young Mum, 19, she looked confused and told me she saw six children around me, I had five step children and one of my own.

She told me that (my fathers name) had died of a heart condition and had a message, the message was specific and personal.

She then told me that there was a (male name) I didn't know of anyone by that name, she went on that it was on my partners side and gave a brief description of how he died.

She told me other things, which I came away with, feeling short changed because I thought they were rubbish.

Telling my DP about my day, he went white and said "that's my brother". As far as I knew my DP had only one brother. It turned out that he had a brother, of the same name, die in childhood, as was described. In those days, it was thought best to not talk about a child you had lost and out of respect for their Mother (Irish Catholic Mammy) they didn't. My SIL is an over-sharer, so this shocked me.

I've had two another incidents that can't be explained, one involving my DD getting a reading from the other side of the pub, at the same time, which would out me.

All were charity events, that's why we got readings.

I think there's a lot of people that see it as easy money, so jump on the bandwagon, but you do come across one or two that can't be explained.

Birdsgottafly Fri 11-Mar-16 10:57:04

Didn't realise it was a Zombie.

WorraLiberty Fri 11-Mar-16 11:00:25

It's all a pile of Billy bollocks but cold readers are extremely skilful, so I can understand how some people get taken in. Especially vulnerable people, who they seem to prey on.

WorraLiberty Fri 11-Mar-16 11:01:40

Marriedlady, that's four zombie threads you have resurrected this morning into active, all related to psychic readings. Why not start your own thread? Some of these are from 2010.

Oh ffs, why?? hmm

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