I decided to do some "research" on televangelists and, the continual claims and scams. Generally, they all (ones see televised and some not televised) operate the same, claim same nonsense: spinning their weave of deception amongst the vulnerable, gullible and, the foolish, filling their heads with pie in the sky lofty, otherworldly gains and promises of; love, health, riches, fame, and so on (list is endless).
Aaaaaaaaah, is there a "catch" to this 'wonderful', "god chosen and god gifted vessel of human prophet ("prophet" themselves actually state, claim, & give this quoted labeling on to themselves, describe themselves---no one else, does)?"
This 'almighty prophet' claims can do so much for his "flock" of followers (that one will find, upon observation) eagerly lapping up everything this
"Reverend/prophet" tells them and, instructs them to do .... .
"Reverend /prophet" deceptively proclaims "leading flock who are the spiritually blind, down trodden and impoverished, righteous etc. (list far too long) to salvation, and the light ...." .
YOU BET THERE IS!
Aaaah, the "catch"? Simple. Just allow self to be continuously bled for funds (AKA: send them the demanded sum of money each time) in order to reap the "heavenly blessings, rewards," etc. . Failure to do such (like your world will suddenly fall apart? bad luck? curse not removed?--and other endless nonsense-- I guarantee you, NONE of this will occur!) means: "not obedient, in disfavor with God...god loves an obedient and faithful (foolish) payer..
OR; you'll be doomed to life of pain, emptiness, misery, etc. (whatever the "Prophet" claims are your issues, need His "miracle blessings and working help", for). Basically, I see these televangelists as SLIGHTLY above (rank wise) the common, modern day gypsy psychics; that pull same money scams, etc; upon their "clients" (victims). It's Called "casting the mark".
Casting the Mark: Preys upon the weaknesses, vulnerabilities, hopes and dreams, desires etc; of victim/client. Thus the "prophet" will keep
feeding you "crumbs of hope" to keep you coming back to continually pay more, each time. Basically, they'll tell you just what's needed (or what they think you need to hear, etc) for you to hear--gives you false sense of hope & belief, etc. .
Yet, this is what's done and how, these "prophets" make their money--and lots of it! At expense of the vulnerable etc; people. Doesn't matter whether you didn't yet get your "miracle, blessings etc.". Or, whatever nonsense was told you, to keep you paying and believing they'll 'come through' for you (wake up! not gonna happen!)--it's not going to happen.
I randomly picked televangelist off the TV and chose one (to do the practical
'lab work' so to speak, for research) for experiment in this research. This meant I either had to write to one of their P.O. box addresses (few have both USA & Canadian addresses) or, call their toll free number provided, on their tv show. I found Peter Popoff's aired showing one night while channel surfing. I decided, why not, use this one for the research; he"s a bit flaky and outlandish. Was hilarious to watch him how he carried on, with his "flock"(audience) as he does his "healings", etc. . Made me laugh quite a lot.
I called Peter Popoff's toll free number shown on aired show. Approx. 2 wks.
later the 'fun begins'. I received 1st letter. Less than a week another letter. More and more weekly then, tapered off to every 2 1/2 -3 wks., so far. The 1st letter and 2nd one, I sent 2 separate (both were very small amounts) payments to get the ball rolling, so to speak, for the research. This was my practical work part, that was direct with his "church" outfit. The rest of my research went far beyond this simple practical aspect, segment.
This 2nd letter had multiple envelopes within it and, special notes stating must eat this (absolutely did nothing nor, ate etc; as was specifically instructed to do such otherwise, in letter), do this, drink this etc. (ridiculous stuff). One envelope within this letter stated:"wait till 5 days later, to open," 'or will destroy all blessings etc. coming for you'.
You guessed it.... I opened it, after read the rest of contents in 2nd letter.
Just as I expected--a pleading & begging for more and larger sums of money. Aaaaaaaah, now here we go again; with another instructed deadline must send these monies in. Along with, WHY I should be obedient (in his dreams only...even that's a big maybe, too) enough to send the funds, how god spoke to him (I think Mr. Popoff must be schizophrenic and delusional) about me (and I'm supposed to believe this, LOL).
Along with, all the lofty plans, miracles, blessings, money, etc; coming my way. That is, according to what he claims "heard in his conversation with god and, god's instructions to do for me" -- demanding me to give more money LOL (absolutely & utterly ridiculous). To hide behind this nonsense to scam people out of their money ... how low can one go? Ok, quite pathetically and darned low, I now, have seen.
A very small (2%) part of research on this Peter Popoff and, his church organization, was done online through searches. What I saw was quite disturbing: The many people over the years been scammed, ripped off etc., by Mr. Popoff "all in the name of god". That's disgusting! My heart goes out to the many that fell victim to his ploys, to scam and continuously bleed them, of their money.
The rest of my research here was done by myself, using 'old fashioned' detective work. To finalize and wrap up this research, I needed to see if
(if any at all) and, how long would take to get response (not another solicitation letter for more money, from Peter Popoff) demanding total refund
of monies sent. Most who repeatedly tried, did not get any refunds and, were totally ignored.
I used envelopes that came with the solicitation letters begging for money, sent by Peter Popoff's "church organization". I took the letters & placed them in two larger envelopes along with MY LETTER enclosed within it. Sealed them both then, placed one of envelopes from his mailings and taped securely to my larger envelope. Did this with my second envelope as well & mailed it.
I received a reply quite rapidly (though, not surprised). Mr. Popoff sent it registered & certified letter with, a letter enclosed (I've yet to read actual letter at moment) on what appears to be his "church stationary" (looks more like a photo copy of church logo and address on copy paper, not stationary).
Enclosed with letter was a check for full refund, that fell out onto table, when lifted letter from envelope. My next step is, to check on the actual check and bank account to make sure, check is viable. This was received on June 28, 2008.
SEE BELOW for letter sent Peter Popoff; Dated: 6/6/08
TO: Peter Popoff (and your cohorts);
PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION HERE, PETER POPOFF;
Obviously, you cashed both my (2 checks) checks; 1) check dated 4/28/08 ck# 1340 in amount $19.68;2) check dated 4/28/08 Ck# 1341 in amount of $17.00. This totals: $ 36.68 . I WANT IT FULLY REFUNDED ASAP !!
AGAIN, Pay very close Attention here, Peter Popoff;
I'm aware of how you use this "People United for Christ Inc." in Upland Calif., and the Vancouver Canada address (conveniently use P.O. Boxes to prevent people finding where you live, etc;) for the tax advantages, etc; in U.S.A. at least--(Canada *their tax regulations regarding religious/church organizations, property taxes & assets, etc; are not that much different from United States) you hide behind.
Relax, I wouldn't waste my effort, energy, time, resources and money to even consider a thought, to visit to where you are located (at the few places you own). Doubt anyone else would want to, either. Have a hell of a lot better things to do with my time & money.
I know you made well over 35 million past year alone. You give your parasitic wife and 2 grown kids a few million or so, each, as their salaries yearly; how you also "pay yourself" several millions per year as your own personal salary; how you tax evade the actual income derived from this "People United for Christ, Inc" (at both USA & Canadian locations), monies pay your wife, kids and "staff", as well as--your own "pay/salary" 'help yourself' to of funds--from this People United for Christ Inc. "church org".
Also, how you deliberately and fraudulently declare (too little money from your 'Church' as well as, on your own personal income, property, etc; taxes)
inaccurate amount of funds (very large amounts) when file your IRS tax returns (in USA). You do the same in Canada, as well.
This is commonly known as & legally called, FRAUD! **In BOTH, USA & Canada ..... * SURPRISE ! *
Peter, What about all the monies you hid & still hide, overseas? No, they're not "investments" either (save that "investments" crap line for your family, staff of fools and, others stupid enough to believe that line of crap)!! They're places to HIDE your TRUE INCOME gained (you've been doing this way too long, the wife also; and.... your 2 grown kids?) that YOU especially, and wife, refuse to accurately declare (to IRS) in USA and, to Canadian government.
Your 2 grown kids are no better--deliberately filing inaccurate funds, etc; on their tax returns (when they decide to actually file a return)! They're just as crooked and corrupt as you and your wife!
BASICALLY, WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS: A) a type of MONEY LAUNDERING --you have and use sets of fake accounting records/books too--so, not to have governments see/ know real amount of money gained /"earned"--that YOU, yourself, (your wife & your kids do the same here, like you) CONSISTENTLY HIDE.
If government(s) don't know and/or see it, you don't pay it!! Thus, pay far less tax for the monies, assets etc; you actually ALLOW governments to see--to be seen ONLY in these fake books.
B) TAX EVASION (in BOTH Countries--USA & Canada).
Peter, What about the other fake & non existent dummy accounts you have in these books--(in the legitimate & the fake accounting records /books you keep)--that you also hide funds in--as if you're paying these "accounts" (that is, the dummy & fake non existent accounts) supposed money (like as if were paying a monthly bill)?
This is only ANOTHER place to hide and place your funds, etc; don't want to claim as "earned" or, even dare to declare in your tax returns. Even your wife and kids are doing the fake, non existent dummy accounts for their funds, etc., too!
This money suddenly becomes "free & clear, tax free money", when hidden like this, in your fake and non existent dummy accounts.
Peter; how current are you on all your property taxes ( AND, ALL your tangible & liquid assets) have to pay (like mostly every adult in USA has to pay their property, etc., taxes) each year (** Mine is "0", till next yearly statement comes & pay it immediately, every year.) ?
How did you manage to find ways to "eliminate" many of these tangible
and liquid assets? By hiding it in other areas?
EXAMPLE: FALSELY CLAIM SOME AS: business write offs, business expenses, and or (non legitimate losses) losses; fake and or frivolous expense accounts; place in someone else's name (though you still are actual owner & hold the deed /bill of sale, account, etc...); place in some fake dummy/non existent accounts and or, dummy/non existent businesses, etc. .
Yet, NOT ANY of these "hidden" assets are included when time to pay your property etc., taxes (nor do the people's names may put these assets in,
ever even worry about it to ever pay, property etc; tax on these assets, either). ***these are only FEW examples listed***
I call this, Unique Asset & Money Management! What do you call it?
You want to tell me this is not a form of Money Laundering or, even Fraud nor, Tax Evasion? Guess again, stupid!
I will send this copy to BOTH Governments (USA & Canada). Not a Bluff--A guaranteed FACT & PROMISE! ** I'm known and notorious (by many who know me) for keeping my word and, a promise!
It's Bonus for me--my research paid off and completed! Bonus for the governments as well, when they LOOK CLOSER at your "activities" of "unique & creative management" of your funds--(personal & otherwise); your family members funds and their "unique money management" (personal & otherwise) as well, also--meaning: your wife and 2 grown kids. Along with, your "religious" organization, etc.... .
You will Immediately fully refund me in total ASAP!!! If you think I'm joking & bluffing here--think again! Should you ignore, delay refund and, should it bounce--I will INSTANTLY send this copy out via Fax & Online (hard copies to follow in regular mail) so they have it immediately!
You have 10 business days to refund me in full or, this copy goes out to IRS and, Canadian government, as well. You will send refund check, ASAP, at my address above given at start of this letter.
PS: Below are some of the 'run of the mill' but legitimate reasons, thought be interested in and, why demand full immediate refund ASAP. Plus, mostly due to fact my research is finished and, completed. See "REASONS" Below:
* You're a fraud (like the rest of the bible thumping televangelists doing
* You're a thief & professional scam/con man (your wife & kids also doing it
with you). You're crooked and corrupt--so are wife & kids ... What is that
saying .... A family that's corrupt, steals & scams/cons
together, stays together?
* You say such horrendous crap & promise garbage -- to bleed & constantly
milk people for money --solely to support ONLY yourself, wife and 2 grown
kids (NOT this so called 'church org.' you "have"), to a life style you
couldn't obtain yourself by any skilled profession, trade or, career means.
* You don't (cannot because, unable) deliver -- "wait till such date for
money, etc;" ... never comes or will.
WHY? Because, you're a mere pathetic mortal and lowly little man with,
supposed "supernatural powers"--that ONLY YOU, YOURSELF claim to
possess (no one else states you have "super natural powers")--which are
the total equivalency of, a filthy rag auto mechanics use
to wipe their hands on then, soon discard.
* You keep sending me mail BEGGING ME FOR MONEY (each time for
increasingly larger amounts) UNDER THE RUSE OF: "obedience & financial
Yeah, it's LITERALLY BEGGING FOR MONEY, for your OWN personal
greed and family's greed!! NOT for this actual FRONT and JOKE of a
"church org." you have (exploiting the tax advantages/ aspects, hiding
behind "church org.' for own selfish gain; under the guise of being a so
called 'religious & church organization').
* This "People United for Christ Inc." is actually and literally used as a FRONT
only! To gain monies strictly for (YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHARITY--to
yourself & family--not "religious/church org." you have listed on public
record!): your own selfish greed and gain, in order to support self
and, the slime family you have! NOTHING MORE!
PROVE ME WRONG!!!!