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Has anyone ever had a reading through a website?

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Has anyone ever had a reading through a website by giving your name and date of birth? I was also asked what is my status and am I employed, which made me a little suspicious because that is not a usual type of question.

 

I gave my details to have a free reading, which, after a couple of days, came via email, and was quite lengthy.

 

The reading did sort of touch on what is on my mind at the moment, but then wanted me to pay for a full reading.

 

I am tempted, but afraid to give my bank details. I am so afraid of being scammed.

 

Does anyone have any experience at this?

 

Many thanks!

 

Nightsky

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I gave my details to have a free reading, which, after a couple of days, came via email, and was quite lengthy

 

The reading did sort of touch on what is on my mind at the moment, but then wanted me to pay for a full reading.

 

I am so afraid of being scammed.

 

Your reading will have been a generic print out that is nothing more than an advertising ploy.

 

Genuine psychics will give free readings to people in need or as a reward for regular or long-term clients, but I don't know any who have time to sit down and do authentic reads for the thousands of people who answer advertisements like that believing that they are truly being offered a gift..

 

The lengthy reading you will now pay for will also be a computer generated text and not a personal reading, done specifically for you, as are the ones done by Guild psychics.

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Your replies have confirmed what my gut feeling was telling me, and you have helped me make a decision not to send money for a full reading, thank you so much.

 

I didn't realise that I could pay for a reading through this website. How do I go about that?

 

Nightsky :D

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Your replies have confirmed what my gut feeling was telling me, and you have helped me make a decision not to send money for a full reading, thank you so much.

 

I didn't realise that I could pay for a reading through this website. How do I go about that?

 

Nightsky :D

 

This is my link:

http://www.psychicguild.com/profiles_view.php

 

And this is the link for the main page for email readings: :)

http://www.psychicguild.com/readings_email.php

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Your reading will have been a generic print out that is nothing more than an advertising ploy.

 

Genuine psychics will give free readings to people in need or as a reward for regular or long-term clients, but I don't know any who have time to sit down and do authentic reads for the thousands of people who answer advertisements like that believing that they are truly being offered a gift..

 

The lengthy reading you will now pay for will also be a computer generated text and not a personal reading, done specifically for you, as are the ones done by Guild psychics.

 

 

I've removed my earlier post, after a little investigative exercise.

 

I found that there was advertising embedded in this sites pages I could see, that no one else seemed to be able to see. This suggested the problem was possibly on my computer and not the sites. Other sites appeared to be advertised here .. or so it seemed when I looked.

 

I guess the overall message stands though... people who are trying to get money out of you with website generated readings and software-run readings (which is all you will get) really don't care about you... keep your money!

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OK, I'm going to start again.

 

Ads by Google (labelled Ads by Google) are embedded in the Chat Log-In Page when I log onto it. This is the information about Ads by Google:

 

"Want to serve Ads by Google on your site? Try AdSense

 

Get paid for displaying Google ads that are relevant to your site's content

Customize ads to complement the look and feel of your site

Track the success of different formats and locations with online reports "

 

This means... that the Guild is receiving passive income for displaying Ads by Google on their website, ads for other sites which are supposedly similar in content. If they are not, why am I seeing it on the chat log-in page? I now suspect that the people who can't see them have more successful advertisement blocking software on their computers than I do, nevertheless they are there!

 

When I first saw it.. I saw "Free Psychic Readings".. and I clicked on it, to take me to a link to Sara-Fredas website. Sara-Freda is a complete scammer. The exact sort of rubbish that takes the money off vulnerable people and provides computer generated nonsense for them. After several persistent emails from her, the tone changes to advise if you do not take up her offer, then you will never have the life you desire and will have missed this one and only opportunity for her help. And the emails will just keep coming and keep coming like a persistent pimple!

 

The mind boggles as to why this site would want to receive income for advertising other sites which don't care at all about the people it deals with. It is not congruent with a sense of social responsibility towards people visiting this site who may inadvertently think The Guild is endorsing these types of sites.

 

I would really like to hear an answer from the Admin on this.

 

Thanks

WP

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I've never seen any ads, but aside from that...

who cares? :P

It's not like this site bombards you with popups or anything, even if they do have an ad banner...don't click it.

 

This website is a business, no matter what anybody says. A business is looking to make money. There is nothing immoral about that.

 

This website has made no attempts to hurt or con or steal, and that's obvious.

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I've never seen any ads, but aside from that...

who cares? :P

It's not like this site bombards you with popups or anything, even if they do have an ad banner...don't click it.

 

This website is a business, no matter what anybody says. A business is looking to make money. There is nothing immoral about that.

 

This website has made no attempts to hurt or con or steal, and that's obvious.

 

 

Of course it is a commercial website, and of course it's primary objective is to make a profit. I never suggested that was immoral at all. Immorality is completely subjective anyway. However, as to who cares? Well, clearly I did.. or I wouldn't have posted. I care about vulnerable people who aren't in a good place to make healthy choices, and these are exactly the types of people those scammers prey on. And I defend my right to care, and have an opinion on it. :)

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I've never seen any ads, but aside from that...

who cares? :P

It's not like this site bombards you with popups or anything, even if they do have an ad banner...don't click it.

 

This website is a business, no matter what anybody says. A business is looking to make money. There is nothing immoral about that.

 

This website has made no attempts to hurt or con or steal, and that's obvious.

 

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Goodness me, Kai! That was a rather um,... "abrupt" response (at best.) Isn't that akin to saying "if you don't wanna see the advertised porn, don't click on the porn?"

 

"Who cares?" "Who CARES?????" Please! Don't you feel, as I do, that WP would have mentioned it in the best interests of this site? You having a bad day? Chin up!

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Goodness me, Kai! That was a rather um,... "abrupt" response (at best.) Isn't that akin to saying "if you don't wanna see the advertised porn, don't click on the porn?"

 

"Who cares?" "Who CARES?????" Please! Don't you feel, as I do, that WP would have mentioned it in the best interests of this site? You having a bad day? Chin up!

 

 

Oh, Kaiouken was simply voicing his opinion,too,Yinna. :P

 

Even grumpy old bears are allowed to have a say! :)

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Thank you for informing Administration. Ads by this advertiser have been filtered from being displayed on our website using the Google Adsense software. Please notify administration via our customer service page if you become aware of other potential scams.

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Oh, Kaiouken was simply voicing his opinion,too,Yinna. :P

 

Even grumpy old bears are allowed to have a say!

:)

 

 

 

Fair enough. You've been let off the hook, Kaiouken. You're free to be as grumpy as you find necessary... as long as its in the guise of an opinion. :unsure: (BTW: just my opinion, ya know?) :blink:

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Thank you for informing Administration. Ads by this advertiser have been filtered from being displayed on our website using the Google Adsense software. Please notify administration via our customer service page if you become aware of other potential scams.

 

 

I am delighted that you have taken this action. :) While there are many other useful websites around people can visit... that is not one of them.

 

WP

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Tee hee :lol:

 

Yeah ok so I was grumpy. Please understand, and I think that this is an important lesson for everyone, that my opinion is my opinion...and yours is yours, so don't be offended if I say something harshly. I didn't seem to offend you WP...but incase I did, I'm sorry.

 

I strive not to offend others and additionally not to take offense from others.

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I strive not to offend others and additionally not to take offense from others.

 

 

No wonder yer face keep gettin' scratched! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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QUOTE(Administrator @ Sep 17 2007, 07:15 PM)

 

Thank you for informing Administration. Ads by this advertiser have been filtered from being displayed on our website using the Google Adsense software. Please notify administration via our customer service page if you become aware of other potential scams.

 

 

QUOTE WP

 

I am delighted that you have taken this action. While there are many other useful websites around people can visit... that is not one of them.

 

...how do I know the difference between a genuine website and a scam?

 

Nightsky

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...how do I know the difference between a genuine website and a scam?

 

Nightsky

 

The second they give you a free sample reading and then in the next reply ask you for money.

 

If it says free it should be free. If it is going to cost you, they will be saying that up front as soon as you click the link for which ever reading you are asking for. If it is a honest website.

 

Peace

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No wonder yer face keep gettin' scratched! :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Lol actually, I rarely offend someone in person...but text looses that "nonverbal" element (although smilies are a good attempt :P )

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Lol actually, I rarely offend someone in person...but text looses that "nonverbal" element (although smilies are a good attempt :P )

 

 

I'm sure you don't (offend people in person.) I was having a liddle jab about the photo in your avatar with the scratched face and its band-aids. And oh yeah, some o' these... ;) :rolleyes: :blink: :wub: :wacko:

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I'm sure you don't (offend people in person.) I was having a liddle jab about the photo in your avatar with the scratched face and its band-aids. And oh yeah, some o' these... ;) :rolleyes: :blink: :wub: :wacko:

Well with all those smilies, no wonder you keep getting headaches :P

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Well with all those smilies, no wonder you keep getting headaches :P

 

 

I'm smiling right now. Ouuucchhh!! :wacko:

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QUOTE(Administrator @ Sep 17 2007, 07:15 PM)

 

Thank you for informing Administration. Ads by this advertiser have been filtered from being displayed on our website using the Google Adsense software. Please notify administration via our customer service page if you become aware of other potential scams.

QUOTE WP

 

I am delighted that you have taken this action. While there are many other useful websites around people can visit... that is not one of them.

 

...how do I know the difference between a genuine website and a scam?

 

Nightsky

 

Hi Nightsky.. in answer to your query.. the response to your 'free reading' will look something like this (or any different variation of):

 

 

"I have your request in front of me and in your case,

I have (almost simultaneously) two very intense visions.

 

- The first came clearly, showing you going into a new phase of your life.

This signifies that the changes that you have been waiting for will be realised.

 

- The second vision was even more remarkable.

I will tell you about it in an instant. (It is very important that you know this).

 

But let me tell you above all: It is very rare, between the number of requests

that I receive, that I have seen an adversity that hounds someone like this.

I see you as someone who sometimes gets very anxious, often vulnerable

and defenceless when it comes to life's injustices.

 

and more of this along similar lines ...

 

P.S.- Listen to me (your name) you will perhaps never have another chance like this to know your destiny.

I want to help your life take on a new direction.

 

 

Let me tell you about the numerous opportunities to come, and to at last

have happiness and success in your life, so don't forget contact me on :"

 

Nightsky, they all look very similar to the above, follow the same sort of framework, and ALWAYS require that you pay them money to get the things they promised you in your free reading initially. They are pretty much all scams, you will never stop receiving e-mails from them, and if you do purchase what they offer.. the solicitation will continue, trying to assure you become convinced you can't live your life without getting this valuable guidance. It's all POPPYCOCK! :P

 

Your 'social conscience warrior'

WP

xx

 

PS: This posting was somewhat edited by administration in order to shield you from the complete version of reality, and avoid the potential of any legal action against this site. :)

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Hi Warrior Princess,

 

The emails I received had very similar wording, and using my name frequently, which can make it seem so personal.

 

The email also said that she felt an instant strong connection with me.... I think I was right not to go ahead and have a "full reading".

 

Thank you all for your advice, I am surprised my question has run into two pages! :D

 

Nightsky :D

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I've never seen any ads, but aside from that...

who cares? :P

It's not like this site bombards you with popups or anything, even if they do have an ad banner...don't click it.

 

This website is a business, no matter what anybody says. A business is looking to make money. There is nothing immoral about that.

 

This website has made no attempts to hurt or con or steal, and that's obvious.

 

Well, Warrior Princess...I just wanted to say that my previous statement was short sighted and judgemental...and I am sorry.

The reason I am sorry is because now I too am experiencing the terrible Google ads which were not there before :lol:

They are quite the nuisance.

 

I suppose the lesson that I should learn is to reacquire my empathic side...so in the future I am more understanding and then I will not be "punished" by experiencing obnoxious Google ads that nobody should click on. ;)

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