Beware of psychic 'channellers'
POPULAR Southern Downs clairvoyant Margaret Briggs admitted her industry was rife with bogus operators who preyed on vulnerable people by pretending to have psychic powers.
"People come to psychics because they are looking for answers usually at an important time in their life when they are at the crossroads of a job or a relationship,” said Ms Briggs, who will be at the Psychic and Spiritual Expo in Warwick this weekend.
"So they may look past some obvious signs the person they have gone to has no psychic abilities at all.”
She said many pretend mediums had jumped on the craze for psychic healing through "channelling”.
"I see some of these so-called channellers charging people up to $300 and you can tell just by listening to the way they deliver their messages they are making it up,” she said.
Ms Briggs advises warning signs a medium was a fake included fishing for information during a reading, delivering negative news, predicting health issues or claiming to be able to cure.
She said psychics with genuine medium abilities believed in using their gift to help people find their own success and did not charge hefty fees.
The psychic will join several others from across the region at the expo on Saturday at the CWA Hall from 9am to 4pm.