Horoscope Review: The Extraordinary Chris
I'd never heard of The Extraordinary Chris, and his email offer of a free psychic reading expired in two hours, so I clicked. His site shows a handsome white male, maybe 30, with a full head of black hair, and eyes so blue they are surely Photoshop-enhanced. It claims that on TV he hypnotized two million people, but it doesn't say where or when.
I had low expectations. “Glamour photos” of online psychics with no last name—and especially with a glowing crystal ball—always indicate a fake. I went ahead, because the site said he was gifted and serious.
- His site "psychic-readings-for-free.com" doesn’t offer psychic readings, free or not, only “horoscopes and tarot.”
- Chris wants your phone number, “in case he has an instant vision about your future.” I say let him use his psychic powers to locate my phone number, because he's already got my email address.
- Chris's services "shall not be used as a foundation for making decisions" and are "of a recreational, cultural and playful nature." In short, they're meaningless.
- There are no refunds on personal readings. And requests for refunds must be in writing to: “The Extraordinary Chris,” 41 Walsingham Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6EY, UK. Refund requests must include the tracking number received when the purchase was confirmed.
Honestly, the Site Really Says . . .
Well, now I could hardly wait to get my psychic reading from a site that doesn't offer psychic readings and also makes refunds a chore.
Three and a half hours later I had four emails from Chris, and one was my free reading. It was done, it said, through stars, Tarot, and "astro-telepathic contact," and told me that from childhood my life has not always been easy and that I sometimes doubt my past decisions. That I prefer a certain amount of change and variety. That I pride myself on being an independent thinker. And, he wrote, "At times you are extroverted, affable and sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary and reserved." In other words, I'm like everyone else on this planet, and this was a generic, "canned" reading.
Chris invited me to hear his six-minute audio, revealing his American accent and the voice of a man much older than Chris looks. He spoke of a “unique astrological conjunction in your birth chart” that comes only three or four times in a lifespan, and he would normally charge $300 for a six-month astrological reading, but asked for only a “symbolic donation”—one-fifth of that price—because I’m unique and the message is so urgent.
He's not an astrologer or he would know that a birth chart is set at the moment of birth and never changes.
Your Membership Renews Forever
In the entire "free reading" no zodiac signs or planets were mentioned, not even my Sun sign, disappointing because Chris is billed as an astrologer. Tarot was not mentioned either.
The Extraordinary Chris did not seem so extraordinary anymore. He claims to have been "elected" one of the world's top psychics, although he doesn't say by whom or when. His site says, “As one of the best psychic mediums in the world, my work is always '100% risk free money-back guarantee'" although his URL is "psychic-readings-for-free" so he shouldn't be taking money at all. If you become a paying member of his site and therefore eligible for "hypnotelepathic treatments," your membership renews automatically forever unless you jump through hoops to stop it.
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