news letterOur mobile application

Weekly newsletter

Christian Democrats Turn to Customer Protection Service over Pay-per-Call Psychic Services

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.01.31.

Governing Christian Democrat party (KDNP) is turning to the customer protection services asking to review the situation of pay-per-call psychic services, with a view to ban them from television altogether.

KDNP group leader Péter Harrach told a press conference on Wednesday that “psychics” offering to send “healing energies” over television to viewers calling them on premium-rate numbers defraud their customers and presumably harm many people.

The media authority NMHH reviewed the programmes last year and said that the services harm vulnerable viewers, Harrach noted.

KDNP is turning to the customer protection authority to have the activities of pay-per-call psychic services scrutinised to uncover possible irregularities or unlawful practices, Harrach and deputy party head Bence Rétvari said.