I will concede to being a little sceptical - until proven clearly, I remain objective.
Few female friends went of to see one locally - First thing they did is come up with 2 random names (do you know these people?) - guess what they were the top 2 on the friends list of the person who contacted the medium through facebook.
Secondly, the medium offered sympathy to one of the ladies, whose father had recently passed away. It is the first post on her facebook page, which can be accessed easily as her and her friend that booked don't have the securtity settings in place.
To me, it would seem the 'Medium' has spent more time researching facebook than speaking to the other side - BUT THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME!! Took me two minutes to find the information the medium repeated.
I am not suggesting that all mediums are phony - but clearly you do have to be a little aware as people will take money off you and spout any old baloney.