6 THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW (BUT SHOULD KNOW) ABOUT THE WORLD OF ETSY PSYCHICS

Getting your fortune told on Etsy is the newest big thing. Here's the TL;DR on how they work. Read our in-depth feature to get the full scoop: http://www.racked.com/2016/1/12/10738276/etsy-psychics
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    They give readings over text, email, and video chat.
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    Site guidelines are murky when it comes to allowing these types of services, banning "metaphysical service[s]". Psychics often slip through the cracks.
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    Costs of readings vary wildly, ranging from under $2 to $3,300.
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    Some of the most popular spell requests are breast enlargement and fertility spells.
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    It's possible that psychics are doing "hot readings," where they search for information about clients online before doing the reading. Therefore, though they appear to know personal details about their client because of their powers, their information is actually from Google.
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    Fortune telling is illegal in several states, including New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.