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Scam at its best

Recently my Facebook newsfeed was surrounded by someone whom had lost his dog. I didn't really read into details until one day I start seeing a lot of urgent posting to get people into helping him "trap" his dog, curiously I read the post further to find out more. So it's actually a timid dog that had ran away from home, and due to its behavioral instinct, trapping was needed to keep it from escaping. But the million dollar question was, how did he know where to find his dog?


"The AC said it will appear at XX time"



AC, which is a short term for Animal Communicator in Singapore, simply meant psychic, not Air Con.

Ok so right after reading that sentence, my head started to be filled with gazillions of *face palm*.


Honestly speaking, part of me did not wish for the dog to be found as predicted by the psychic, and yet another part of me hoped the poor dog would be found. Though I do not believe in psychics, chances will logically increase the more time you spend out there looking for the dog.

Well, unsurprisingly, the dog wasn't found.

People started questioning, and the psychic's reply was impressive - "the dog was wary of people and decided not to show up"! And then out of nowhere, this fellow provided ANOTHER SET OF DATE AND TIME, ugh.

For the last time, I decided to check back out of curiosity, nope the dog wasn't found. Another set of date perhaps? I got tired and stopped following the post.

If you find this story similar to what you've encountered, please don't be offended as it probably isn't you. Many owners have faced the exact same situation countless times and do not wish to share them, either because they still have some hope in their beliefs, or they just don't want to be embarrassed.

Personally I just feel that the exchange of money for false information is a crime, not to mention sad for owners that have to go through so much and then learn that they could've easily solved the problem by looking elsewhere, instead of specific areas given by psychics that waste a lot of unnecessary manpower and time.


For more links on psychics:
Psychic Detectives
Conversation with a Pet Communicator
Dog Communicators
Dog myth 10: Psychics can talk to my dog

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