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Frauds, Scammers and Hypocrites

Updated on October 15, 2014

You need to make a vow. Go to your phone. Operators are standing by.

Sound familiar? The only thing more amazing than "how little it costs" is how many are asking you to give...and how frequently. This is not intended as a comprehensive list; merely a small selection of faith practitioners willing to resort to trickery to separate you from your sterling.

"And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep." 2 Peter 2:2

Popogg 666
Popogg 666

Peter Popoff says God can eliminate your debt

...will he pick up my bar tab too?

God speaks at 39.17 MHz and sounds exactly like Popoff's wife Elizabeth!

"Go on..sue me. I dare you. I double dare you"

Look at him..pointing and LAUGHING. Doesn't that piss you off?

Joao Teixeira de Faria "João de Deus" (John of God)

psychic surgery worked for me

This man is a deadly dangerous charlatan who preys upon the terminally ill. All these sideshow routines work- for the carny.

...and he removed my uncle's liver...twice.

Rick Warren
Rick Warren

Rick Warren

Destroying Inalienable Rights, One Community at a Time

So rejecting Agenda 21 and the UN One World Government plan is Christophobia...or is it Rick Warren-ophobia? Evil Purpose Driven.

Jimmy VanPraagh
Jimmy VanPraagh

Jimmy VanPraagh

oh brother

Jimmy: "I'm seeing a dog..."

Mark: "Well, my dog died two years ago"

...simply unbelievable

Rev. Jimmy Swaggart

"Give 'til it hurts"

Stealing money from starving kids in Africa. Nice guy.

James Hydrick
James Hydrick

James Hydrick AKA "Song Chai"

...of the Institute of Shaolin Gung Fu

Hydrick was convicted for two kidnapping and torture cases from 1977, plead guilty to 11 counts of felony child molestation in 1989, and is currently a patient at Coalinga State Hospital. Real nice hair though...real nice.

Rose Marks
Rose Marks

Rose Marks (AKA "Joyce Michael")

fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and filing false income tax returns.

...and Nancy Marks' mother-in-law. Nice family.


the power of HU

Paul Twitchell and the cult of Eckankar

plagiarist, liar, Twitchell sent a manuscript version of his book "The Tiger's Fang" to his spiritual leader Kirpal Singh for approval. Singh did not agree with some of the things Twitchell said in his manuscript subsequently severed ties with him. Twitchell altered previously published articles removing Singh's name in an effort to alter the alleged history of his invented reality.


Jim Bakker

liar, embezzler, sexual deviant

Typical Ponsi scheme with some sexual deviation thrown in for fun. He's back to his old tricks again, selling enemas and survival kits for the Revelation.


Sally Lies
Sally Lies

Sally Morgan

"Surprise- I'm a fake"

£25 a ticket and she wears a wire? What's "psychic" 'bout dat?

Sue Ford AKA "Brice Taylor"

I Was A CIA Sex Slave

"Serving my country at the highest level" by having sex with Bob Hope, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Nelson Rockefeller, Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Ted Kennedy (a supposedly especially nasty fellow),Sylvester Stallone, and some anonymous dolphins.

Did we leave anyone out?

Busy girl.

Lynn VanPraagh
Lynn VanPraagh

Lynn VanPraagh Gratton

...Jimmy's sister

Apparently Jim doesn't like his sister using her maiden name, STFU

Laurel Rose Willson AKA "Lauren Stratford" AKA "Laura Grabowski"

Serial amnesiac

Wrote "Satan's Underground" and started the whole "Satanic Ritual Abuse" hoax. Anyone asking for proof is a pawn in the Satanic conspiracy. In 1999 she collected thousands of dollars in donations intended for Holocaust survivors claiming to be "Laura Grabowski" a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, subject of experimentation by Dr. Mengele, and an orphan from a Krakow despite photos that clearly show her growing up in the US

...and they slap PMRC labels on music deemed "inappropriate". This is obscene.

L Ron Hubbard
L Ron Hubbard

L Ron Hubbard

Scientology is NOT a cult

It's a MLM Ponsi scheme...but don't say anything or they'll have you followed.

More here:

Nina Kulagina
Nina Kulagina

Nina Kulagina

..OK she's pretty good

...but so's the amazing Randi, and he admits it's an illusion.


Theresa Caputo

..she'll never work in THIS town again.

Reality TV whore...nice hair though


Sylvia Browne

The psychic defective.

Always one to offer false hope and empty promises. Predictions proven wrong in all 116 cases investigated. Who does her makeup, though?

Robert Tilton (Pastor Gas)

dishonest, crass, and decidedly unholy

Jesus told me to say it.

"Tali-bo-bo Sum-tali-bo-bo"


Sogyal Rinpoche
Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche

In The Name Of Enlightenment

..being allowed in the "inner circle" indicates you have a very good karma. And you are allowed in that circle once it has been shown that you are willing to do anything for the "master".

Bishop Eddie Long

"Call me daddy"

Sexual coercion...real estate fraud...ponsi schemes...this keeps getting better and better.

Long defaulted on a $2 million bank loan, coerced church members into investing more than $1m in a failing company.

Oh and he touched a bunch of little boys.

Shame shame shame.

Nancy Marks Mugshot
Nancy Marks Mugshot

Nancy Marks (AKA "Kate Michaels")

Finally-a conviction

There's nothing "spiritual" about praying on people when they are at their most vulnerable. These people are criminals.

*see Rose Marks (AKA "Joyce Michael")

Rev. Frederick Eikerenkoetter (Rev Ike)

greed as a middle-class virtue

Whatever happened to "love thy neighbor" , and doing what is just and right?

I'm a get PAID

Oral Roberts

Prophet or Profit?

Send us your money and we'll talk to Jesus for you.

Better not piss him off either...he's like 900 ft tall.


Pat Robertson

Blood Diamond Baron

Pat Robertson used money, intended for refugees in Africa, for his own diamond-mining venture.

Tony Alamo

American religious leader and convicted child sex offender

child pornography, sexual abuse and polygamy. What more could you want from a spiritual leader?

Pastor John Hagee

Heresy, Fraud, Adultery and Hate

cheated on his wife then stole $1.2 million dollars in benefits from his Cornerstone Church & television ministry GETV

Jerry 666
Jerry 666

Jerry Falwell

Aint moral...aint no majority neither

What happens when spiritual leaders are in bed with politicians?

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Jim Jones

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      Petty Vendetta 3 years ago from Norway

      @VenusPsychic: True...some of them are frauds and hypocrites.

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      VenusPsychic 3 years ago

      scam is a big name because some of the here are not scam!! people some time they said that a psychic is a scam because they didn't get what they want to hear but after they go back to that psychic because it was right :-)

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      Its surprising how much people give to be scammed. God is free and yet they pay these fraudsters to get them to non-existent heaven. A real pet hate of mine is tele-ads where they offer things for FREE trials and then you are socked a fortune to keep them. But try returning them and that's a different story, Great heads up.

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      reasonablerobby 3 years ago

      Mendacity and a sociopathic disregard for the vulnerable these people repel me.