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CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS TURN TO CUSTOMER PROTECTION SERVICE OVER PAY-PER-CALL PSYCHIC BROADCASTS

 

Junior governing Christian Democrat party (KDNP) is turning to the customer protection services asking them to review the situation of pay-per-call psychic services, with a view to ban them from television altogether. KDNP group leader Péter Harrach said 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 they 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 Rétvári said.