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Feb 16 2016

Peter Popoff’s ‘prosperity gospel’ letters in full

IMG_3254Last year, we published details of our lengthy investigation into the faith healer Peter Popoff, including our undercover footage taken at his London show and a summary of the letters he sends out to those who sign up for his ‘miracle spring water’. Also, last month Icelandic broadcasting authority, which oversees one of the channels that broadcasts Popoff’s shows, upheld our complaint against Popoff.

Since we published our investigation, the letters have continued to come, along with an ever-bizarre array of miracle items and trinkets. In order to fully highlight the extent of Popoff’s organisation, we’ve decided to publish everything he sends to one of our pseudonyms in full, along with details of the size of donation Popoff requests, and the miracle item or ritual involved at each stage. As each new letter arrives, we will update the table and the total accordingly.

 

Letter Date Donation Solicited Miracle item
1 13/03/2015 £25 Miracle Water Read the letter >>
2 27/03/2015 £30 Gold ribbon Read the letter >>
3 10/04/2015 £20 Debt eraser rubber Read the letter >>
4 24/04/2015 £20 Miracle slipper, Winner’s medal Read the letter >>
5 13/05/2015 £30 Tickets to live show Read the letter >>
6 27/05/2015 £57 Glitter gold of Ophis Read the letter >>
7 12/05/2015 £0 Read the letter >>
8 01/06/2015 £200 Gold ‘100’ Read the letter >>
9 04/06/2015 £54 Purple feather, Miracle water Read the letter >>
10 08/06/2015 £35.15 Christian will form, Instructions to make an oily handprint Read the letter >>
11 08/06/2015 £40 Miracle Water, Pomegranate seeds Read the letter >>
12 08/06/2015 £0 Christian will form, CD follow-up Read the letter >>
13 08/06/2015 £36.38 Miracle Water, Request for info, Request for email Read the letter >>
14 13/06/2015 £333 Oil Read the letter >>
15 20/06/2015 £44.40 Leaves of healing Read the letter >>
16 02/07/2015 £49 Devil sticker, Red cloth, Miracle ring, Packet of salt Read the letter >>
17 10/07/2015 £30 Soap, Cup Read the letter >>
18 27/07/2015 £80 Cross, Dust Read the letter >>
19 27/07/2015 £37 Hedge of Protection Read the letter >>
20 31/07/2015 £99 Three bracelets Read the letter >>
21 08/08/2015 £28.16 Magazine from London event Read the letter >>
22 13/08/2015 £100 Rainbow cloth Read the letter >>
23 23/08/2015 £281.10 Surplus of faith card Read the letter >>
24 04/09/2015 £33 Footstep Read the letter >>
25 14/09/2015 £20.20 Paper cross Read the letter >>
26 02/10/2015 £27.57 Miracle Water, “Desires of the Heart” assessment Read the letter >>
27 05/10/2015 £52.07 Red candle and string, Green candle and string, $1m bill Read the letter >>
28 25/10/2015 £101 Miracle Water, Red cross Read the letter >>
29 10/10/2015 £27 Liz’s handkerchief Read the letter >>
30 14/10/2015 £0 Read the letter >>
31 06/01/2016 £30 Felt fleeces Read the letter >>
32 14/01/2016 £15 Small envelope for flour Read the letter >>
33 01/02/2016 £28.30 Golden tablet, Golden prosperity bracelet Read the letter >>
34 29/12/2015 £225 Golden Baruch Prosperity Wallet, Secret Healing Touch and Prosperity glove Read the letter >>
35 28/03/2016 £200 Fair action page, Prayer buckets, Acorn stickers Read the letter >>
36 01/15/2016 £25.20 Faith tools: ‘Special photo’, anointing oil Read the letter >>
37 01/07/2016 £69 Miracle mantle, Miracle restoration footprint Read the letter >>
38 28/10/2016 £50 Faith handkerchief Read the letter >>

Total money requested by Popoff: £2533.53
(with heavy hints to send much, much more)