Armed with pendulums, decks of cards and crystal balls, psychics and fortune-tellers have answers for everyone. Politicians, business men and celebrities pay large sums of money and base important decisions around the suppositions of these individuals. 25% of the French population consults someone in this line of work at least once a year and the market brings in millions of euros annually. Naturally, these numbers attract a whole variety of swindles.
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