A Belgian public service announcement of a “psychic” reading the minds of ordinary people has gone viral worldwide.
Why? Because the eccentric individual is no ordinary mind reader– he gets his information from Facebook and the web, and is warning against sharing too much private information.
Yahoo! News has more:
[The video] begins with random people being selected from the streets of Brussels. They are asked if they would like to participate in an upcoming TV program featuring Dave, described as a gifted clairvoyant. Once they agree, they are ushered into a white tent to meet Dave. He hugs them and dances around as he seemingly tries to get a sense of the person’s energy. As people are seated across from him, Dave tells them random facts about them, from the color of the motorcycle they own to their bank account number and even the types and locations of their tattoos. [Emphasis added]
Here are some of Dave’s other “psychic revelations”:
As the unassuming subjects become absorbed in Dave’s trance and the factual information he is providing, the truth behind his magic is revealed. A curtain drops, and behind it is a group of computer hackers dressed in all black searching the Internet for information about each of the individuals. In fact, a large monitor sits in front of the hackers, displaying pictures and personal information about the subjects. Each person seems astonished, first at the curtain dropping and then at the reveal as they realize what has taken place. [Emphasis added]
The video was created by a group called the Belgian Financial Sector Federation, according to Yahoo!, and the hackers claim to have only needed the time the individual was in the room to gather all the information.
Uploaded on September 24th, “Amazing Mind Reader Reveals His ‘Gift’” has been viewed nearly 1.5 million times in just two days.
“Be vigilant,” the group warns, “because Internet fraudsters can use information against you.”
See the entire video, below: