I used Oranum for about two years but will never go back. While there are a few (very few) sincere people here far too many of them are greedy, immature, and woefully inaccurate, although perhaps few if any 'psychics' are 'accurate'. Worse yet, too many of them are judgmental, dogmatic, and arrogant. Many are simply con artists that have many ways to bleed you of your hard earned money. If you let them, they will use them all. I am quite certain many of them work together (perhaps even live together) and share whatever information they have. Few of them post their rates. More than one time I linked to a psychic advertising a very low rate but as soon as I joined him or her online the connection was dropped--or was it deliberately cut? When I returned only a few moments later the rate had doubled, in one case it had even tripled. At no time (until after I determined the cost of the session) was I given any indication that the fee had been increased. Anyone who does this is worse than a pickpocket or petty thief. At least you expect a pickpocket or thief to steal from you. When I informed Oranum of this problem I was told my concerns would be 'passed on'. But, of course, there was no further response. Despite my complaints there have been no changes in this or any of the many abusive features of the site.
If you decide on an email reading you are required to provide your 'reader' with far more information than should be needed if he or she actually has the 'gifts' claimed. It the reader has biases pertaining to your question you won't get anything even remotely resembling a 'reading'. Instead you will be assaulted with salvos of negativity, judgment, and projection that could come from only one place--the mind of the reader. More than once a reader decided she didn't like the question asked and unloaded a barrage of arrogant and presumptuous 'hit and run' assertions, for which she will never be held accountable. She delivered these insults with such ease and comfort that it made me suspect that she rehearses this stuff in front of a mirror in her spare time.
Far too many of the 'readers' on this site waste your time--taking far too long to respond to whatever questions you might have--perhaps while they think about what delusion they can sell you to bring you back again. They love to spend the time you are paying for asking questions--sometimes personal questions, that have nothing to do with the reasons you are there. I am sure they love to chat with you if you are paying them two to ten bucks a minute. In some cases they will offer you prayers, blessings, healing, mantras, and 'guidance' in some cases at 3-5 dollars per minute or more. One of them had the audacity to suggest that her $300 per hour fee was a 'special deal' she was, oh so generously, offering me. Seriously? 5 bucks a minute or more to 'pray for' me, 'enlighten' me, or unshackle my own 'psychic powers'? And while she was 'guiding' me I could hear her 'handling' other clients. Double dipping? And, needless to say, some claim they can even remove 'curses' or 'spells'.
Do any of you really think that you are 'spiritually superior' to the rest of us? Do you think you are fooling any of us? OK you probably are fooling plenty of us--you certainly fooled me for a while. But really--many of you really belong in a psychiatric hospital.That is how deluded you are about your capabilities and 'powers'. A few you, as well as the corporate swindlers that run this site, should be doing time. Perhaps some day you will. Now that is what I would call 'karma'. But of course that may be why many of you run your businesses offshore, from places where you do not have to comply with any laws and regulations at all.
I sometimes wonder how much of the 3-5 bucks a minute (even more in some cases) goes to the 'psychics' and how much goes to the greedy corporation that runs this site. Interestingly these folks also run at least one 'adult' site. Hmmm...psychic readings and porn--what is the connection? Hint: follow the money.
I am writing this because I have (foolishly I will admit) spent quite a bit of money here. I was in a bad place and exercised very poor judgment. I am writing this in the hope that none of you will ever have to go through the same thing. Avoid these people at all costs. If you really want your money to do some good give it to your favorite charity or try to help a friend or neighbor who is in trouble and really needs it. That will do you more good than this place ever can or will.
Just so you understand that I am not trying to damn everyone on the site--I would have to say that there are a very few sincere and decent folks here who really do try to help. Whether they actually can or do help is something you will have to decide for yourself. As for me--enough is enough.
Tip for consumers: Avoid at all costs. If you do use them make sure you establish a per minute rate, and some ground rules you expect your reader to abide by, in the public chat room before you agree to 'go private'. Ask Oranum to require that readers post their per minute fees. Confront unprofessional behavior. Insist that Oranum post negative or critical reviews of readers--it seems that they never do. And oh, did I mention that a few of them shill for each other? Shameless and unprofessional.