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Popoff's Still At It PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   

We've just passed a JREF milestone that should be noted. Twenty-six years ago, we exposed the televangelist Peter Popoff as a blatant fake.  I and my team -- Banachek, Alec Jason, and others discovered that the "reverend" was using a concealed radio receiver to obtain data about those in his audience who were there seeking healing.  Popoff's wife had obtained personal data from the unsuspecting victims who believed that the preacher was in touch with God, and that they would be able to throw away their crutches and return home walking straight again...

I refer you to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Popoff to see the whole story and learn just how duplicitous such people can be.  Johnny Carson asked  me to appear on the NBC "Tonight" show to expose this scam, which resulted in Popoff declaring bankruptcy -- though he's now back in business performing his same old act with a new twist — supernatural debt relief — simply because responsible authorities refuse to do anything about such actions.