As recently reported by The Inquisitr, tarot card and psychic readings are a hot trend right now, and if you've seen the commercials or ads and are thinking about giving it a try yourself, you might want to arm yourself with a few tips to make sure you don't get taken for a ride. There may be a sucker born every minute, but make sure that sucker ain't you.
Even with the high-profile case of the New Yorker who had his bank account wiped out by fraudulent psychics claiming his deceased ex-girlfriend had returned in the body of another woman, many claim that the majority of psychics out there are real. Or at least they genuinely believe they have a gift to guide people and possibly predict future events.
According to Bob Olsen, of Best Psychic Directory, be wary when someone starts asking a lot of leading questions to pick up clues beyond the basic information needed to start reading. A leading question would be something like "Is there someone in your life named Bill?" or "Is there someone around you who is recently died?"
"Some people call this cold reading. For the most part, scam artists giving a cold reading are fishing around for clues so they can improve their guessing ratio when giving you messages. Yet not every psychic medium who asks a lot of questions is a fake. There are many legitimate psychic mediums who have developed poor habits of asking you a question about what they're seeing, hearing or feeling instead of just presenting it as a statement."
Remember, that while it's partly for protective reasons that psychic readers and websites have a warning of "for entertainment purposes only," that's the best approach to take to the whole process to get the most out of it for you, as well. Talented psychic and tarot readers can give great insight and advice, but have fun with it and take everything with a healthy grain of salt.
And never, ever spend more than $700,000 for psychic readings no matter how good they seem to be. At that price, they better be giving you winning lottery numbers. It seems like common sense, but there really is a sucker born every minute.
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