Peter Popoff has been scamming people for decades
In 1986, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry concluded that Popoff was getting his information not from a higher being, but from his wife Elizabeth. Congregants would fill out “prayer request cards” before the service, and Elizabeth would tell Popoff their private information through a very small earpiece.
James Randi of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry took his footage of Elizabeth speaking to Popoff to help find his prey to the Johnny Carson Show, and Popoff was so exposed and shamed that he declared bankruptcy the very next year.
Elizabath was also under scrutiny not only for her role in the charade, but for saying cruel, racist, and sexual things about the audience members.
Peter Popoff may have seemed like a pariah for a while, but just like many other shamed televangelists, he was able to build a huge audience back up and scam them again. Using the same methods he had been so successful with before, he fleeced his congregants for thousands of dollars each. He’s also taken to selling them “Miracle Spring Water.”
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