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  • Submitted: Tue, October 03, 2006
  • Updated: Tue, June 09, 2009

  • Reported By:Rancho Cucamonga California
Kelly Media Group And Peter Popoff
2022 11th St Upland, California U.S.A.

Kelly Media Group And Peter Popoff Defrauding Peter Popoff Followers, sending out fake mailings Upland California

*Consumer Comment: My country is being scammed!!!

*Consumer Comment: My country is being scammed!!!

*Consumer Comment: My country is being scammed!!!

*Consumer Comment: My country is being scammed!!!

*Consumer Comment: My country is being scammed!!!

*Consumer Suggestion: Allow The Holy Spirit To Show You Whom To Give To

*Consumer Suggestion: Allow The Holy Spirit To Show You Whom To Give To

*Consumer Suggestion: Allow The Holy Spirit To Show You Whom To Give To

*Consumer Suggestion: Allow The Holy Spirit To Show You Whom To Give To

*Consumer Comment: Kelly Media Group worst of worse

*Consumer Comment: PETER POPS OFF TO GET YOUR MONEY. HE MUST COMPARE NOTES WITH ROBERT TILTON SCAMMER TELEVANGELIST

*Consumer Suggestion: Like father like son

*Consumer Suggestion: Like father like son

*Consumer Suggestion: Like father like son

*Consumer Comment: You want proof?

*Consumer Comment: You want proof?

*Consumer Comment: Just Curious?

*UPDATE Employee: Questions??? I have some

*Consumer Comment: Why not just ask questions?

*Consumer Comment: You're just as dirty as popoff

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I am a former employee of Kelly Media Group. While I was there I worked on the Peter Popoff Account. Peter Popoff is a TV evangelist, who claims to be a prophet. (Prophet? Oh really Peter?) Anyways, while working for Kelly Media, which is an advertising agency owned and operated by Peter Popoffs son-in-law Jason Cardiff, it was my job to enter prayer requests and donations into a database. These entries into the database would generate a letter to be sent back to the person who wrote in. It would print up a detailed letter, which appears to be handwritten by Peter Popoff himself telling people that he was praying for them, and their particular problems.

He writes "The other day I was praying for you, and decided to go to a coffee shop where I knew I could focus, and everytime I said your name I was embraced by the holy spirit." Statements like that imply that he himself prays for these people, when in fact, it was made clear to me that he does not see their prayer requests, he does not even see their letters. I group of ladies read these letters, briskly scanning through them.

They take the money out that Peter Popoff has asked the people for, writes the prayer requests on the envelope,and sends them to us who would type them into the database. The coffee shop line quoted above will be mass produced, word for word on each letter for about sixty thousand people at a time. All the while people think that they are sending him money to advance the work of god, and that in return he is praying for them. Peter Popoff is not only not praying for these people, he doesnt even know who they are.

There are so many people being defrauding that they have this giant database. When you go to a car dealership, it is fraud if the mechanic tells you he fixed the car and charges you for it when he didnt even see the car. Same concept. This money that is supposed to be going to the "work of god" is actually buying Peter Popoff and his Son in Law Jason Cardiff fancy cars, designer clothes, and I imagine pretty large houses. All the while there are people who have faith in a person that is screwing them over and not helping them with their prayers and deepest concerns. They are both a real sweet peice of work.

Peter Popoff in the past has been indicted by the FBI for fraud, yet he is still at it. It is also rumored that Peter Popoffs funds are funding the start up of the Kelly Media Advertising Agency, in which they are being misused. Ontop of the fruad, they are hiring illegals to stuff envelopes. When I was hired I was not asked to provide a social security card at all. Fortunatly for them I am legal, but I know of more than one of my co-workers that are not.

Megan
Rancho Cucamonga, California
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

My country is being scammed!!!

AUTHOR: Heleina Martin - (United Kingdom)

I was driven to this site after being ripped off by a Company called Cash Your Gold Now here in the UK. In my quest to find out who screwed me, this is the path I was lead to.

Website is http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/

But if you look at the bottom right, you'll notice an image for Vertex Watches, Brought To you by Vertex Group LTD.

Well if you search for Vertex Watches you'll run into their site http://vertexwatches.co.uk/

I went there and looked around and guess who I saw on a video there? You guessed it, Peter Popoff's son in law Jason Cardiff.

Now down at the bottom of that site is a link to http://kmg-asia.com/

So now they are scamming people out of their gold. The website at KellyMediaGroup.com and the website at http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/ both have the same person walking across the bottom of the page trying to scam you. So it looks like Kelly Media Group and Peter Popoff got my gold. I am now funding a church, can I write that off on my taxes?
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#2 Consumer Comment

My country is being scammed!!!

AUTHOR: Heleina Martin - (United Kingdom)

I was driven to this site after being ripped off by a Company called Cash Your Gold Now here in the UK. In my quest to find out who screwed me, this is the path I was lead to.

Website is http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/

But if you look at the bottom right, you'll notice an image for Vertex Watches, Brought To you by Vertex Group LTD.

Well if you search for Vertex Watches you'll run into their site http://vertexwatches.co.uk/

I went there and looked around and guess who I saw on a video there? You guessed it, Peter Popoff's son in law Jason Cardiff.

Now down at the bottom of that site is a link to http://kmg-asia.com/

So now they are scamming people out of their gold. The website at KellyMediaGroup.com and the website at http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/ both have the same person walking across the bottom of the page trying to scam you. So it looks like Kelly Media Group and Peter Popoff got my gold. I am now funding a church, can I write that off on my taxes?
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#3 Consumer Comment

My country is being scammed!!!

AUTHOR: Heleina Martin - (United Kingdom)

I was driven to this site after being ripped off by a Company called Cash Your Gold Now here in the UK. In my quest to find out who screwed me, this is the path I was lead to.

Website is http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/

But if you look at the bottom right, you'll notice an image for Vertex Watches, Brought To you by Vertex Group LTD.

Well if you search for Vertex Watches you'll run into their site http://vertexwatches.co.uk/

I went there and looked around and guess who I saw on a video there? You guessed it, Peter Popoff's son in law Jason Cardiff.

Now down at the bottom of that site is a link to http://kmg-asia.com/

So now they are scamming people out of their gold. The website at KellyMediaGroup.com and the website at http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/ both have the same person walking across the bottom of the page trying to scam you. So it looks like Kelly Media Group and Peter Popoff got my gold. I am now funding a church, can I write that off on my taxes?
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#4 Consumer Comment

My country is being scammed!!!

AUTHOR: Heleina Martin - (United Kingdom)

I was driven to this site after being ripped off by a Company called Cash Your Gold Now here in the UK. In my quest to find out who screwed me, this is the path I was lead to.

Website is http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/

But if you look at the bottom right, you'll notice an image for Vertex Watches, Brought To you by Vertex Group LTD.

Well if you search for Vertex Watches you'll run into their site http://vertexwatches.co.uk/

I went there and looked around and guess who I saw on a video there? You guessed it, Peter Popoff's son in law Jason Cardiff.

Now down at the bottom of that site is a link to http://kmg-asia.com/

So now they are scamming people out of their gold. The website at KellyMediaGroup.com and the website at http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/ both have the same person walking across the bottom of the page trying to scam you. So it looks like Kelly Media Group and Peter Popoff got my gold. I am now funding a church, can I write that off on my taxes?
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#5 Consumer Comment

My country is being scammed!!!

AUTHOR: Heleina Martin - (United Kingdom)

I was driven to this site after being ripped off by a Company called Cash Your Gold Now here in the UK. In my quest to find out who screwed me, this is the path I was lead to.

Website is http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/

But if you look at the bottom right, you'll notice an image for Vertex Watches, Brought To you by Vertex Group LTD.

Well if you search for Vertex Watches you'll run into their site http://vertexwatches.co.uk/

I went there and looked around and guess who I saw on a video there? You guessed it, Peter Popoff's son in law Jason Cardiff.

Now down at the bottom of that site is a link to http://kmg-asia.com/

So now they are scamming people out of their gold. The website at KellyMediaGroup.com and the website at http://www.cashyourgoldnow.co.uk/ both have the same person walking across the bottom of the page trying to scam you. So it looks like Kelly Media Group and Peter Popoff got my gold. I am now funding a church, can I write that off on my taxes?
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

Allow The Holy Spirit To Show You Whom To Give To

AUTHOR: Whistleblower - (Canada)

It is obvious that there are many fraud artists in the body of Christ. They use the Word of God to make money rather than teach and preach the Word to minister and help people become what God has ordained for them to be. Instead of teaching people righteousness, truth, holiness, how to walk in victory and get breakthrough's by depending on God and walking in obedience to God, they manipulate peope into giving money to "THEIR MINISTRIES."

If the Holy Spirit didn't tell me to give, then I will not give. That is what people need to learn to do. That way we don't allow some wolf in sheep's clothing to rip us off. I am tired of seeing these people build their own kingdoms. What do they actually give back to society that they take so much from?
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

Allow The Holy Spirit To Show You Whom To Give To

AUTHOR: Whistleblower - (Canada)

It is obvious that there are many fraud artists in the body of Christ. They use the Word of God to make money rather than teach and preach the Word to minister and help people become what God has ordained for them to be. Instead of teaching people righteousness, truth, holiness, how to walk in victory and get breakthrough's by depending on God and walking in obedience to God, they manipulate peope into giving money to "THEIR MINISTRIES."

If the Holy Spirit didn't tell me to give, then I will not give. That is what people need to learn to do. That way we don't allow some wolf in sheep's clothing to rip us off. I am tired of seeing these people build their own kingdoms. What do they actually give back to society that they take so much from?
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#8 Consumer Suggestion

Allow The Holy Spirit To Show You Whom To Give To

AUTHOR: Whistleblower - (Canada)

It is obvious that there are many fraud artists in the body of Christ. They use the Word of God to make money rather than teach and preach the Word to minister and help people become what God has ordained for them to be. Instead of teaching people righteousness, truth, holiness, how to walk in victory and get breakthrough's by depending on God and walking in obedience to God, they manipulate peope into giving money to "THEIR MINISTRIES."

If the Holy Spirit didn't tell me to give, then I will not give. That is what people need to learn to do. That way we don't allow some wolf in sheep's clothing to rip us off. I am tired of seeing these people build their own kingdoms. What do they actually give back to society that they take so much from?
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#9 Consumer Suggestion

Allow The Holy Spirit To Show You Whom To Give To

AUTHOR: Whistleblower - (Canada)

It is obvious that there are many fraud artists in the body of Christ. They use the Word of God to make money rather than teach and preach the Word to minister and help people become what God has ordained for them to be. Instead of teaching people righteousness, truth, holiness, how to walk in victory and get breakthrough's by depending on God and walking in obedience to God, they manipulate peope into giving money to "THEIR MINISTRIES."

If the Holy Spirit didn't tell me to give, then I will not give. That is what people need to learn to do. That way we don't allow some wolf in sheep's clothing to rip us off. I am tired of seeing these people build their own kingdoms. What do they actually give back to society that they take so much from?
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#10 Consumer Comment

Kelly Media Group worst of worse

AUTHOR: Randy M - (Canada)

Jason Cardiff of the Kelly Media Group is almost as bad as Sanford Wallace was
when it came to junk mails, only Cardiff does it via websites.

http://www.churchfundraising.tv
http://www.jasoncardiffenterprises.com/
http://www.jasoncardifftips.com/
http://www.directmailadvertisingbuzz.com/
http://www.livetelephoneoperators.com
http://kmgtest.com/
http://televisionadvertisingbuzz.com

Each of these (and there are a dozen more that I didn't list) sites is made to gloat about Jason Cardiff's company, Kelly Media group and how they are the junk mail opportunity that your business needs. Kelly Media also runs the churchfundraising.tv website listed above. The company probably doesn't (in my opinion) do any real business but makes almost $2 million dollars running a website and providing mailing services for Peter Popoff.

Popoff is a religious faith healer who uses Kelly Media to send out letters soliciting money in God's name, claiming that you need to make a sacrifice of financial means for Popoff's miracle water (FREE) to work. Oh, and Cardiff is his son in law while Popoff's son Nickolas works for Kelly Media as well. Popoff was busted using a wireless earphone to receive information he claimed was from God, but was from his wife, when calling out ailments of his audience members. For example his wife Elizabeth would tell him (via radio) the names of persons in the audience and to the audience it would seem that Popoff was being guided by God as he knew things such as where his audience lived, ailments, etc.

In reality this information had come from cards and interviews conducted before the sermon began.

Each of the website domains is hidden with Domains By Proxy registration service but one website in particular spells out the secret. The Direct Response Advertising Watch Dogs of America website states, "Direct Response Advertising Watch Dogs of America) recognizes Jason Cardiff as an up and coming direct response television advertising excutive for 2008".

While it would seem that DRAWDA, an unknown group, paid recognition to Mr. Cardiff, the reality is that WHOIS internet records indicate that Cardiff himself registered and owns the website in question.

There are a slew of sites out there quoting and paying homage to Jason Cardiff and his junk mail Kelly Media Group. Each of those websites is operated by none other than Jason Cardiff.

The company (Kelly Media Group) sends out letter after letter inundating anyone who writes or calls Popoff's religious group. Should you call for a prayer request or to order the FREE holy water or manna bread, Kelly Media employees will type your name into a database which puts you on a junk mail list. Thereafter you are told that you need to make a donation to Mr. Popoff so God knows you are making a sacrifice.

Why you couldn't make a donation to a local food bank or homeless shelter, only Mr. Popoff and his Ferrari could answer.

Oh one last thing, the postage paid envelope for your contribution also has a note on the envelope asking that you use your own stamp instead of the postage paid envelope. Apparently the $4.2 million the Popoff's take in per month is putting their mailing services in debt.
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#11 Consumer Comment

PETER POPS OFF TO GET YOUR MONEY. HE MUST COMPARE NOTES WITH ROBERT TILTON SCAMMER TELEVANGELIST

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

PETER POPOFF HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A VERY LONG TIME... I WONDER IF HE LEARNED SOMETHING FROM ROBERT TILTON ( SEE THE RIP OFF REPORT ON HIM also in the RIP OFF REPORT!) who is another infamous TELEVANGELIST FRAUD.

WHAT IS DESCRIBED HERE IS ALMOST VERBATIM FROM ROBERT TILTON'S MALHANDLING OF PRAYER REQUESTS. THE PRAYER SISTERS OPENED THE LETTERS, EXTRACTED THE MONEY AND PUT IT INTO APPROPRIATELY LARGE CONTAINERS AND WHEN THOSE WERE FULL, THEY WERE TAKEN TO THE HOLDING AREA WHERE EVERYTHING WAS SORTED INTO THE VARIOUS DENOMINATIONS, ROLLED AND FOLDED AND BANDED AND THEN THE ARMORED CARS TOOK IT AWAY.

THE ENVELOPES THAT HELD THE PRAYER REQUESTS AND THE REQUESTS THEMSELVES WERE PUT IN GARBAGE BAGS AND GIVEN TO SECURITY --PRESUMABLY TO BE DELIVERED TO THE MAN HIMSELF--INSTEAD, THEY WERE TOSSED INTO A DUMPSTER. I GUESS THEY LOCK THOSE DUMPSTERS NOW AFTER A DISGRUNTLED FORMER WORKER SHOWED THE PRESS WHERE THOSE PRAYER REQUESTS REALLY WENT AS WELL AS THE PRAYER SISTERS WHO WERE REPLACED BY WORKERS FROM A TEMP AGENCY AS IT WAS CHEAPER TO USE TEMPS.

WHAT WAS REALLY PATHETIC WAS WHEN THE PEOPLE RAN OUT OF MONEY, THEY SENT JEWELRY AND WHATEVER THEY COULD TO PAY FOR PRAYERS NEVER SAID AND MIRACLES THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN.

MUCH THE SAME WAY THE SCAM PSYCHICS ARE CONSULTED FOR MIRACLES THAT CANNOT AND WILL NOT HAPPEN...

I WAS SURPRISED THAT HE WOULD HAVE THE NERVE TO COME BACK AFTER HE WAS DEBUNKED SO THOROUGHLY IN THE 198OS AND THEN I REALIZED THAT THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF GENERATIONS WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS MAN WHO WAS PROVEN TO BE A FRAUD!

THIS MAN WENT BANKRUPT IN 1987!

I WENT BACK TO MY FILES ON TELEVANGELIST FRAUDS AND FAKERS AND THIS IS WHAT I FOUND.

DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO THIS BIG, FAT CROOK!

READ THIS AND LEARN!

Peter Popoff (born July 2, 1946) is a German-born U.S. televangelist and claims to be a faith healer. He performs crusade services on national television which include laying on of hands. His ministry is based in Upland, California, and is funded through donations. A widely popular minister in the 1980s, he went bankrupt in 1987 after James Randi and Steve Shaw debunked his methods by showing that instead of receiving information about audience members from supernatural sources, he received it through his wife, via an in-ear receiver.

During his appearances at church conventions in the 1970s, Popoff routinely and accurately stated the home addresses and specific illnesses of his audience members, a feat he allowed them to believe was due to divine revelation and "God given ability". In 1986 when members of CSICOP reported that Popoff was using a radio to receive messages, Popoff denied it and said the messages came from God. At the time of his popularity, skeptic groups across the United States printed and handed out pamphlets explaining how Popoff's feats could be done.

Popoff would tell his audience that the pamphlets were "tools of the devil".

His earlier claims were debunked in 1983 when noted skeptic James Randi and his assistant, Steve Shaw, researched Popoff by attending shows across the country for months. They discovered that radio transmissions were being sent by Peter's wife, Elizabeth Popoff, where she was reading information which she and her aides (Volmer Thrane, the brother of his manager Nancy Thrane, and Reeford Sherrill) had gathered from earlier conversations with members of the audience. Popoff would simply listen to these promptings with his in-ear receiver and repeat what he heard to the crowd. After tapes of these transmissions were played on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Popoff's popularity and viewing audiences declined sharply, and his ministry declared bankruptcy later that year.

In September 1987, sixteen months after the Carson airing, Popoff declared bankruptcy with more than 790 creditors having claims against him.

As Randi explained in The Faith Healers, he originally took his research to the United States Attorney's office, but never heard back from them. This led Randi's friend Johnny Carson to invite Randi on the show to explain how Popoff operated. Popoff at first denied that he used the tactics Randi claimed even asserting "NBC hired an actress to impersonate Mrs. Popoff on a 'doctored' videotape."

However, as the media pressed with more questions, "on day three Reverend Popoff admitted the existence of the radio device, claiming, that 'almost everybody' knew about the 'communicator.' And, he added, 'My wife occasionally gives me the name of a person who needs special prayers'." However, Randi appeared on CNN previous to this claiming Popoff used a transmitter, but Popoff said this was false and he got the information from God.

Popoff's shows also featured audience members who were brought on stage in wheelchairs and then rose dramatically to walk without support. Two in particular were celebrities Kyle Ellsworth and Petrina Dy. These were some of Popoff's most incredible "healings", but what believing audience members and television viewers did not know was that wheelchairs were used by Popoff to seat people who were already able to walk.

Popoff wrote several paperbacks in the early 1980s that were published by Faith Messenger Publications but are now out of print. He was also known for collecting donations to be sent to the Soviet Union, which earned him a profit from a fraud scheme.

In 1991, NOVA's episode Secrets of the Psychics aired footage of Popoff with his wife's radio transmission dubbed in. Since then, that episode was released on video to teach critical thinking.

In 1998, the Washington Post reported, Popoff's following disappeared after he was exposed by Randi, but Popoff "joined dozens of other preachers to become fixtures on BET."Consequently, Popoff along with Don Stewart and Robert Tilton received "criticism from those who say that preachers with a long trail of disillusioned followers have no place on a network that holds itself out as a model of entrepreneurship for the black community."

Currently Popoff's infomercials can be seen late nights and early mornings in the U.S. and Canada on BET, The Travel Channel, The Learning Channel (TLC), Global Television, TV One, The Word Network and Vision TV. This includes television in the Australia on Nine, in the United States, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

Since his return to television, there have been several reports of Popoff gaining financially from donations. Some people have received several letters from Popoff, with each succeeding letter asking for more money than the last. A 2006 report from Fox affiliate WDAF-TV in Kansas City revealed that Popoff's salary in 2004 was over $500,000, and his assets include a 2006 Porsche convertible worth $90,000. Some reporters are urging those who have donated money to Popoff in hopes of receiving "miracles" to report to the Attorney General in their state.

In 2005, KPRC-TV brought hidden cameras to a "People United For Christ" event and were caught by Popoff's bodyguards and escorted out as one man tried to take a reporter's driver's license.

In February 2007, Inside Edition did an expos on his continued faith healing and "Miracle Spring Water." The show explained that his new television programs feature him "healing the sick" in a manner identical to his method prior to James Randi's expos. The investigation led by Matt Meagher featured clips from the infamous Carson show, an interview with Randi, and Inside Edition seeking comment from Popoff. Meagher confronted Popoff as he got into his Porsche, but was smashed as Popoff attempted to shut the door of the car against him. Asking Popoff why he took thousands of dollars from a desperate married couple, Popoff refused to answer questions and declined to be interviewed. The interview ended with Randi saying "flim flam is his profession; that's what he does best. He's very good at it, and naturally he's going to go back to it."

In May 2007, ABC's 20/20 focused on Popoff's "comeback" and explored the lives of a few people who felt cheated. Various media outlets have ran stories critical of Popoff's "comeback". In July 2008, a Nanaimo, Canada resident was reimbursed by Popoff after the woman took her concerns over his fundraising public.

ONLY A FEW PEOPLE WERE CHEATED???WITH THE KIND OF MONEY HE MADE?

In 2008, the UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom has given serious warnings to broadcasters for transmitting Popoff's material, which the regulator felt promoted his products "in such a way as to target potential susceptible and vulnerable viewers". These programs have included offers of free "Miracle Manna" that can allegedly provide health and financial miracles. If viewers asked for the "manna", they were sent letters asking for money.

THESE GUYS ALL HAVE SOME SORT OF GIMMICK TO ROOK IN THE IGNORANT, UNEDUCATED, DESPERATE AND IGNORANT! THEY OUGHT TO BE ROTTING IN HELL BECAUSE OF ALL THE INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BELIEVE AND AFTER THEY GET ALL THEIR MONEY STOLEN THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GIVING IN TRIBUTE TO G*D -- THEY WILL HAVE TROUBLE BELIEVING IN THE REAL GOSPEL AGAIN.

At Popoff's peak in 1987, according to his comptroller, he took in $4.3 million a month.

After his exposure on the Tonight show he declared bankruptcy in 1987.

According to Charity Navigator, in FYE 2004, Peter Popoff received $548,167 as president of his organization and the Peter Popoff Ministries raised $16,220,066 in revenue in FYE 2004.
Then in FYE 2005, Popoff received $628,732, his wife Elizabeth received $203,029, his son received $182,166, and daughter received $176,290 with $23,556,469 in revenue. These figures are from IRS documents, which "only outline the millions of dollars people give Popoff's organization in the US."
YOU CAN BET THERE ARE A LOT MORE DOLLARS AND OTHER VALUABLE ITEMS THAT HE DOESN'T REPORT BECAUSE HE DOESN'T HAVE TO. HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A MINISTER, A HUMBLE SERVANT OF G*D, HELPER OF THE POOR AND HE IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE A TAX-EXEMPTION.

HE IS SCUM.
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#12 Consumer Suggestion

Like father like son

AUTHOR: Randy M - (Canada)


Wow.

Peter Popoff (the self proclaimed faith healer) made $4.2 million a MONTH according to IRS records back in 1987. His money comes from donations sent to him by his religious followers. I just watched a portion of his scam today on the television.

Peter Popoff is the father of Nick Popoff from Kelly Media Group. Kelly Media also happens to have designed Peter Popoff's Ministry website. Coincidentally the donations made from Popoff's religious website use Jason Cardiff's merchant account (jason.cardiff@earthlink.net) Jason Cardiff is, surprise, the son in law of Peter Popoff.


Cardiff is the guy who proceeds to brag about his mail order business on Youtube, while being 'interviewed' and 'hailed' by an unknown person shakily holding a camcorder. It is clearly orchestrated.


It seems the entire family is getting a piece of the pie and getting rich from this fraud. Peter Popoff owns a $100,000 Ferrari, $2.1 million house, $4 million a month... and will a dime of it ever see the poor people?

Well we could ask the needy people from the Soviet Union who failed to see a dime of the money Popoff requested his viewers send them.

Or we could ask the people who order a "FREE" bible or holy water from Popoff and are then asked to sprinke what amounts to table-salt on a cheque for $27 and mail it to Popoff. So much for being FREE :)

Yes, the Popoff's are the lowest form of life on the Earth. Peter's wife was caught using a wireless radio to transmit the names, addresses and ailments of people in his faith healing audience. Peter had an earpiece which allowed him to receive these broadcasts and knew (by speaking to God of course) everything about the audience.

Peter denied this allegation after being exposed on the Johnny Carson show. He claimed that it was an actress who was hired by NBC to be used in the video. 3 days later Peter admitted it was a fraud and ended up declaring bankruptcy.

Is it any surprise that the Kelly Media Group deals in direct marketing. Anyone who leaves their name and address on Popoff's toll free ministry line, received a letter that is mass produced, with a free piece of junk like holy water, and is then asked to send in the MONEY.... this comes from, surprise, Kelly Media Group.

Read what Wikipedia has to say about the Popoff's:

His (Popoff's) earlier claims were debunked in 1983 when noted skeptic James Randi and his assistant, Steve Shaw, researched Popoff by attending shows across the country for months. They discovered that radio transmissions were being sent by Peter's wife, Elizabeth Popoff, where she was reading information which she and her aides (Volmer Thrane, the brother of his manager Nancy Thrane, and Reeford Sherrill) had gathered from earlier conversations with members of the audience.

Popoff would simply listen to these promptings with his in-ear receiver and repeat what he heard to the crowd. After tapes of these transmissions were played on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Popoff's popularity and viewing audiences declined sharply, and his ministry declared bankruptcy later that year.[1]

In September 1987, sixteen months after the Carson airing, Popoff declared bankruptcy with more than 790 creditors having claims against him.[4]
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Like father like son

AUTHOR: Randy M - (Canada)


Wow.

Peter Popoff (the self proclaimed faith healer) made $4.2 million a MONTH according to IRS records back in 1987. His money comes from donations sent to him by his religious followers. I just watched a portion of his scam today on the television.

Peter Popoff is the father of Nick Popoff from Kelly Media Group. Kelly Media also happens to have designed Peter Popoff's Ministry website. Coincidentally the donations made from Popoff's religious website use Jason Cardiff's merchant account (jason.cardiff@earthlink.net) Jason Cardiff is, surprise, the son in law of Peter Popoff.


Cardiff is the guy who proceeds to brag about his mail order business on Youtube, while being 'interviewed' and 'hailed' by an unknown person shakily holding a camcorder. It is clearly orchestrated.


It seems the entire family is getting a piece of the pie and getting rich from this fraud. Peter Popoff owns a $100,000 Ferrari, $2.1 million house, $4 million a month... and will a dime of it ever see the poor people?

Well we could ask the needy people from the Soviet Union who failed to see a dime of the money Popoff requested his viewers send them.

Or we could ask the people who order a "FREE" bible or holy water from Popoff and are then asked to sprinke what amounts to table-salt on a cheque for $27 and mail it to Popoff. So much for being FREE :)

Yes, the Popoff's are the lowest form of life on the Earth. Peter's wife was caught using a wireless radio to transmit the names, addresses and ailments of people in his faith healing audience. Peter had an earpiece which allowed him to receive these broadcasts and knew (by speaking to God of course) everything about the audience.

Peter denied this allegation after being exposed on the Johnny Carson show. He claimed that it was an actress who was hired by NBC to be used in the video. 3 days later Peter admitted it was a fraud and ended up declaring bankruptcy.

Is it any surprise that the Kelly Media Group deals in direct marketing. Anyone who leaves their name and address on Popoff's toll free ministry line, received a letter that is mass produced, with a free piece of junk like holy water, and is then asked to send in the MONEY.... this comes from, surprise, Kelly Media Group.

Read what Wikipedia has to say about the Popoff's:

His (Popoff's) earlier claims were debunked in 1983 when noted skeptic James Randi and his assistant, Steve Shaw, researched Popoff by attending shows across the country for months. They discovered that radio transmissions were being sent by Peter's wife, Elizabeth Popoff, where she was reading information which she and her aides (Volmer Thrane, the brother of his manager Nancy Thrane, and Reeford Sherrill) had gathered from earlier conversations with members of the audience.

Popoff would simply listen to these promptings with his in-ear receiver and repeat what he heard to the crowd. After tapes of these transmissions were played on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Popoff's popularity and viewing audiences declined sharply, and his ministry declared bankruptcy later that year.[1]

In September 1987, sixteen months after the Carson airing, Popoff declared bankruptcy with more than 790 creditors having claims against him.[4]
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#14 Consumer Suggestion

Like father like son

AUTHOR: Randy M - (Canada)


Wow.

Peter Popoff (the self proclaimed faith healer) made $4.2 million a MONTH according to IRS records back in 1987. His money comes from donations sent to him by his religious followers. I just watched a portion of his scam today on the television.

Peter Popoff is the father of Nick Popoff from Kelly Media Group. Kelly Media also happens to have designed Peter Popoff's Ministry website. Coincidentally the donations made from Popoff's religious website use Jason Cardiff's merchant account (jason.cardiff@earthlink.net) Jason Cardiff is, surprise, the son in law of Peter Popoff.


Cardiff is the guy who proceeds to brag about his mail order business on Youtube, while being 'interviewed' and 'hailed' by an unknown person shakily holding a camcorder. It is clearly orchestrated.


It seems the entire family is getting a piece of the pie and getting rich from this fraud. Peter Popoff owns a $100,000 Ferrari, $2.1 million house, $4 million a month... and will a dime of it ever see the poor people?

Well we could ask the needy people from the Soviet Union who failed to see a dime of the money Popoff requested his viewers send them.

Or we could ask the people who order a "FREE" bible or holy water from Popoff and are then asked to sprinke what amounts to table-salt on a cheque for $27 and mail it to Popoff. So much for being FREE :)

Yes, the Popoff's are the lowest form of life on the Earth. Peter's wife was caught using a wireless radio to transmit the names, addresses and ailments of people in his faith healing audience. Peter had an earpiece which allowed him to receive these broadcasts and knew (by speaking to God of course) everything about the audience.

Peter denied this allegation after being exposed on the Johnny Carson show. He claimed that it was an actress who was hired by NBC to be used in the video. 3 days later Peter admitted it was a fraud and ended up declaring bankruptcy.

Is it any surprise that the Kelly Media Group deals in direct marketing. Anyone who leaves their name and address on Popoff's toll free ministry line, received a letter that is mass produced, with a free piece of junk like holy water, and is then asked to send in the MONEY.... this comes from, surprise, Kelly Media Group.

Read what Wikipedia has to say about the Popoff's:

His (Popoff's) earlier claims were debunked in 1983 when noted skeptic James Randi and his assistant, Steve Shaw, researched Popoff by attending shows across the country for months. They discovered that radio transmissions were being sent by Peter's wife, Elizabeth Popoff, where she was reading information which she and her aides (Volmer Thrane, the brother of his manager Nancy Thrane, and Reeford Sherrill) had gathered from earlier conversations with members of the audience.

Popoff would simply listen to these promptings with his in-ear receiver and repeat what he heard to the crowd. After tapes of these transmissions were played on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Popoff's popularity and viewing audiences declined sharply, and his ministry declared bankruptcy later that year.[1]

In September 1987, sixteen months after the Carson airing, Popoff declared bankruptcy with more than 790 creditors having claims against him.[4]
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#15 Consumer Comment

You want proof?

AUTHOR: Aeonflux - (U.S.A.)

Nickolas,

The internet is a perfect tool that could provide you with all the relevant proof that you need, I am sure you are aware of that:

Here are a few links just in case you don't have time to search Google:

http://www.tboforums.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/4248/P45/

http://www.blogcatalog.com/search.frame.php?term=peter%20popoff&id=5e7c2aadbb0d65156ecea243d04b10a7

http://chasingsatanaway.blogspot.com/2009/01/lets-ride-trolley-to-land-of-not-make.html


Ellie,

There is no doubt this Nickolas is Kelly Media Group's Nickolas Popoff.

*rofl*
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#16 Consumer Comment

You want proof?

AUTHOR: Aeonflux - (U.S.A.)

Nickolas,

The internet is a perfect tool that could provide you with all the relevant proof that you need, I am sure you are aware of that:

Here are a few links just in case you're too lazy to search Google:

http://www.tboforums.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/4248/P45/

http://www.blogcatalog.com/search.frame.php?term=peter%20popoff&id=5e7c2aadbb0d65156ecea243d04b10a7

http://chasingsatanaway.blogspot.com/2009/01/lets-ride-trolley-to-land-of-not-make.html

By the way, you might wanna do a spell-check next time you post a rebuttal. *LOL*



Ellie,

There is no doubt this Nickolas is Kelly Media Group's Nickolas Popoff.

*rofl*
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#17 Consumer Comment

Just Curious?

AUTHOR: Ellie - (U.S.A.)

I am just curious about the employee named Nickolas. Nickolas is a unusual spelling. . . as a matter of fact, Peter Popoffs son Nickolas Popoff is the only time I've seen it spelled that way. Check this link to Popoffs own website:

http://www.peterpopoff.org/pp.html

I believe that would be Nickolas Popoff at the far right of the family picture. :)

Thats funny.
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#18 UPDATE Employee

Questions??? I have some

AUTHOR: Nickolas - (U.S.A.)

Peter Popoff is not only not praying for these people, he doesnt even know who they are.

Really and you know this how? I know for a fact that every request is Prayed over by Peter as well as his prayer team.

it is fraud if the mechanic tells you he fixed the car and charges you for it when he didnt even see the car.

That is a true statement, however how doest that relate to Peter Popoff? I know for a fact that not only does he pray over every request he goes to great length to do his part of what his letters require and backs it up with photographic proof. where is the fraud? In fact many people are blessed by Peter's Ministry and have been for many years.

Peter Popoff in the past has been indicted by the FBI for fraud,

Really? Where and when and for what? Peter Popoff has never been charged let alone convicted of fraud or any other criminal activity regarding his ministry.

Fortunatly for them I am legal, but I know of more than one of my co-workers that are not.

Hmm, to my knowledge the Kelly Media Group has the highest standards of employee care. I can believe that you were not required to show a social security card, however i find it difficult to believe you did not have to show some other proof of citizenship. your co-worker may very well not be legally allowed to work in the united states but that does not mean that they did not provide documents to their employeer stating otherwise. Did you bring this fact to management of Kelly Media Group?

You are free to disagree with what Peter Popoff does, however please at least get your facts correct. It is also impossible to be around Peter or his ministry and not realize that many people are blessed by his ministry in many ways.
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#19 Consumer Comment

Why not just ask questions?

AUTHOR: Jennydrive45 - (U.S.A.)

Do you have proof of below?

"It is also rumored that Peter Popoffs funds are funding the start up of the Kelly Media Advertising Agency, in which they are being misused."

If so post it, your being somewhat vague.

Isn't Jason Cardiff Peter Popoff's son, nephew or something?

If so it looks like the two companies First Choice Media and Riley Aviation could be funded by Peter Popoff as well.

http://www.jasoncardiffenterprises.com/

If it is, now you really know where your money is going.
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#20 Consumer Comment

You're just as dirty as popoff

AUTHOR: Mad - (Canada)

This is directed to every single person who works for popoff or any other part of his life that has been financed by the money he's stolen from the needy.

If you work for this low life YOU are just as dirty as he is. You know what he does is wrong, you know the money he steals from desperate people is wrong ,you know there is not one single stitch of religion or of GOD in anything that popoff touches and yet you happily work week after week taking the paycheck that is the very money out of some desperate suckers pocket who sent it in!

You sit there knowing of illegals he brings in to stuff envelops and say or do nothing. You say oh I'll feed my family with the money I take and I'll donate a few dollars here and there and this should clear me of any wrong doing and you think you're clean.

I once took money from a scam artist when I sold my car to him. I knew the money I took was the very dollars that this guy scammed from people who hoped his product would help them with ending their addiction to cigarettes all the while it was nothing more then a placebo and would do absolutely nothing to help.

I felt justified for a time saying I'm using this money to buy a family car that was for my wife and children rather then having them drive around in my 1972 street rod that had no seat belts in it and had less then safe brakes.
Well I felt so guilty after a while knowing I was driving a car that was paid for with suckers money that I finally donated it to a charity, ate the loss of my street rod and knew I did the right thing.

I can sleep well at night knowing I have never hurt or scammed not one person. If God is real then so is judgment day and so is hell and if it is I want to be able to guarantee my family and I will be saved. Peter and every single person knowingly involved in any part of his thefts will suffer horribly eventually and on that day popoff is going to find out that money and the "things" it pays for are absolutely meaningless.

Enjoy what you steal from people in the short few years you're on earth cause whats next is going to be truly sad and painful for you. You are going to reap 10 fold all the hurt and hopelessness every single person has experienced that believed in you.
Eternity is a very long time I would think.
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