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(WTKR)   If a 'mega-preacher' sends you a friend request on Facebook, then promises $50,000 if you to wire $80 to an account in Africa, he may just be a money changer at the temple   (wtkr.com) divider line 62
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2014-04-10 09:29:02 AM  
Seems like less of a scam than actually joining the megachurch congregation.
 
2014-04-10 10:38:18 AM  
So Nigeria has Facebook now?
 
2014-04-10 10:39:52 AM  
Careful, crooks don't like competition.
 
2014-04-10 10:41:02 AM  
Fool


Money
 
2014-04-10 10:41:17 AM  
Hey, at least you got something back from the money changers. They just got a cut.
 
2014-04-10 10:42:26 AM  
What an Egypt! All of the Sudan Chad got scammed. Kenya dig it? Hell no. Nobody should be a Guinea pig for this type of stuff. But it makes sense when you are smoking Mauritania!

What now Libyatardos?

/Mali, those were terrible.
 
2014-04-10 10:43:52 AM  
Which one of you biatches didn't listen last time?!
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2014-04-10 10:44:54 AM  
If you're a preacher of any kind, and someone can impersonate you to get strangers to send them money...

Then perhaps your house of prayer has been changed into a den of commerce, and maybe you should reevaluate things.
 
2014-04-10 10:45:41 AM  

give me doughnuts: Which one of you biatches didn't listen last time?!
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Got me by that much.  Good call.

We could use a little of the  Dies Irae these days.
 
2014-04-10 10:48:11 AM  
He sure as Hell isn't an economist.
 
2014-04-10 10:50:40 AM  
I saw this last night and figured "She avoided being scammed by the fake and continues to be scammed by the real one."
 
2014-04-10 10:51:24 AM  
At least she wised up before she was out $80.  But many people don't, and I have a very hard time mustering up any sympathy for them.

That probably makes me a bad person, but if you send your life savings on a green dot card to Nigeria, I'll laugh at your misfortune.
 
2014-04-10 10:51:55 AM  
I prefer micro-preachers.  It's not so much preaching as slipping you little suggestion notes that you find in your pocket or lunch later in the day.

"Keep your shoulders up brap, you look better when you don't slouch."
"This shirt is nice but green really makes your eyes pop."

Oh micro-preacher, you so sweet.  Just give me the donation plate.
 
2014-04-10 10:53:21 AM  
yay Jesus!!  \o/
 
hej
2014-04-10 10:53:50 AM  
Also, you probably deserved to lose considerably more than $80.
 
2014-04-10 10:54:06 AM  

Gonz: If you're a preacher of any kind, and someone can impersonate you to get strangers to send them money...

Then perhaps your house of prayer has been changed into a den of commerce, and maybe you should reevaluate things.


And lose your tax-exempt status? Madness!
 
2014-04-10 10:54:09 AM  
Sure as kilimanjaro rises like olympus above the serengeti.
 
2014-04-10 10:56:22 AM  
Now if it were MechaPreacher...
 
2014-04-10 11:05:49 AM  
Can you use juggalo dollars?
 
2014-04-10 11:08:12 AM  

eyemarten: So Nigeria has Facebook now?


Actually, it has the highest GDP in Africa now. I  hope they have Facebook.
 
2014-04-10 11:11:07 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: At least she wised up before she was out $80.  But many people don't, and I have a very hard time mustering up any sympathy for them.

That probably makes me a bad person, but if you send your life savings on a green dot card to Nigeria, I'll laugh at your misfortune.


I feel sorry for old people, they really don't know better or the facilities just aren't what they used to be.

In this case it was good for the person handling the transaction at Walmart to let her know it was likely a scam. I hope they are trained to do that. I know many won't listen, but some will.

However whenever in hear about some 40ish professional getting scan, I'll join you in the pointing and laugh
 
2014-04-10 11:13:16 AM  

big pig peaches: Satan's Bunny Slippers: At least she wised up before she was out $80.  But many people don't, and I have a very hard time mustering up any sympathy for them.

That probably makes me a bad person, but if you send your life savings on a green dot card to Nigeria, I'll laugh at your misfortune.

I feel sorry for old people, they really don't know better or the facilities just aren't what they used to be.

In this case it was good for the person handling the transaction at Walmart to let her know it was likely a scam. I hope they are trained to do that. I know many won't listen, but some will.

However whenever in hear about some 40ish professional getting scan, I'll join you in the pointing and laugh


Geez, I gotta start proof reading. I think I've read one to many "meow says the dog" posts.
 
2014-04-10 11:14:32 AM  
In a normal setting I'd ask 'people still fall for this scam?'  But when you attach any sort of religion, it really boggles the mind.  The church is gonna pay us?
 
2014-04-10 11:16:51 AM  
Your stuff is counterfeit. There's no hologram. I'm OK with sinners and tax collectors, but violate copyright and I'm all over your ass.

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2014-04-10 11:19:41 AM  

LeroyBourne: In a normal setting I'd ask 'people still fall for this scam?'  But when you attach any sort of religion, it really boggles the mind.  The church is gonna pay us?


That is pretty much how the whole prosperity movement work. Usually though they say God will pay you back 100 fold for what you send us at the time you need it. You can trust me, I just bought 3 new cars, a house, several oil wells for the kids, and a personal jet with church funds to prove it.
 
2014-04-10 11:20:20 AM  
FTA:"Why would they do Bishop Jakes like that?" she told NewsChannel 3′s Jessica Larche.  "Bishop Jakes need to know about this, because I realize he's not a part of this."

Damn right "Bishop" Jakes needs to know, he wants that money for himself. I mean prayers don't pay the fuel bill for his private jet.
 
2014-04-10 11:21:07 AM  
Mega-Preacher no good, I need something greater ... Giga-Preacher. Peta-Preacher!
 
2014-04-10 11:22:23 AM  
Simple Rule to spot a good church ..

Do they split off and form a new congregation when current members no longer know everyone on a first name basis?
 
2014-04-10 11:27:18 AM  

limeyfellow: LeroyBourne: In a normal setting I'd ask 'people still fall for this scam?'  But when you attach any sort of religion, it really boggles the mind.  The church is gonna pay us?

That is pretty much how the whole prosperity movement work. Usually though they say God will pay you back 100 fold for what you send us at the time you need it. You can trust me, I just bought 3 new cars, a house, several oil wells for the kids, and a personal jet with church funds to prove it.


Where/who do I send the checks to?
 
2014-04-10 11:28:51 AM  

Porous Horace: Mega-Preacher no good, I need something greater ... Giga-Preacher. Peta-Preacher!


It's pronounced Pedo-Preacher, or occasionally just Preacher.
 
2014-04-10 11:29:07 AM  
Think of the internet as a sieve. No matter how obvious the scam, the sieve will still catch enough idiots to make it worthwhile for hucksters to operate it.
 
2014-04-10 11:30:08 AM  
She went to the nearby Walmart, but she said the clerk at the customer service counter warned her about sending the money after looking at the address and recipient.
"I was really upset with her, kind of angry," Woodley said.


That's because you're a dumbass.
 
2014-04-10 11:35:15 AM  
Falling for a Televangelist vs falling for a Nigerian Scammer.

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Which one makes you stupider?
 
2014-04-10 11:36:48 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: She went to the nearby Walmart, but she said the clerk at the customer service counter warned her about sending the money after looking at the address and recipient.
"I was really upset with her, kind of angry," Woodley said.


That's because you're a dumbass.


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2014-04-10 11:45:20 AM  
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2014-04-10 11:52:19 AM  
If nothing else, that Walmart clerk deserves a goddamn medal for smacking this idiot with a clue-by-four.
 
2014-04-10 11:54:06 AM  

big pig peaches: big pig peaches: Satan's Bunny Slippers: At least she wised up before she was out $80.  But many people don't, and I have a very hard time mustering up any sympathy for them.

That probably makes me a bad person, but if you send your life savings on a green dot card to Nigeria, I'll laugh at your misfortune.

I feel sorry for old people, they really don't know better or the facilities just aren't what they used to be.

In this case it was good for the person handling the transaction at Walmart to let her know it was likely a scam. I hope they are trained to do that. I know many won't listen, but some will.

However whenever in hear about some 40ish professional getting scan, I'll join you in the pointing and laugh

Geez, I gotta start proof reading. I think I've read one to many "meow says the dog" posts.


heh.  I read what you meant though....how sad it that?

And I agree, the elderly I don't think of that way. Or anyone with limited faculties.  But for 99.8% of 'em, yep, let 'em burn.  (yes, I pulled that %tile outta my butt)
 
2014-04-10 11:57:24 AM  
Does tithing cover future sin, or just last weeks?

I'm just asking Qs.
 
2014-04-10 11:57:47 AM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Falling for a Televangelist vs falling for a Nigerian Scammer.

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Which one makes you stupider?


Heh, I love the guy on the right throwing people to the ground.
 
2014-04-10 11:59:09 AM  
Ah a "mega preacher" preying on the weak and feeble minded, aka religious suckers. None of my sympathy goes out to anyone dumb enough to fall for this scam.
 
2014-04-10 12:01:12 PM  
How big is the Mega-Preacher?  Are we talking 12 feet tall, or the full Oral Roberts 900-foot Jesus model?
 
2014-04-10 12:01:16 PM  

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2014-04-10 12:07:06 PM  

psychicdeath99: How big is the Mega-Preacher?  Are we talking 12 feet tall, or the full Oral Roberts 900-foot Jesus model?


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2014-04-10 12:09:24 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: big pig peaches: big pig peaches: Satan's Bunny Slippers: At least she wised up before she was out $80.  But many people don't, and I have a very hard time mustering up any sympathy for them.

That probably makes me a bad person, but if you send your life savings on a green dot card to Nigeria, I'll laugh at your misfortune.

I feel sorry for old people, they really don't know better or the facilities just aren't what they used to be.

In this case it was good for the person handling the transaction at Walmart to let her know it was likely a scam. I hope they are trained to do that. I know many won't listen, but some will.

However whenever in hear about some 40ish professional getting scan, I'll join you in the pointing and laugh

Geez, I gotta start proof reading. I think I've read one to many "meow says the dog" posts.

heh.  I read what you meant though....how sad it that?

And I agree, the elderly I don't think of that way. Or anyone with limited faculties.  But for 99.8% of 'em, yep, let 'em burn.  (yes, I pulled that %tile outta my butt)


Leave me out of this.
 
2014-04-10 12:09:27 PM  
To anyone who fell for that scam, you can send me $200 and I'll get you your $80 back.

Mind you, there may be some transaction fees to pay and Nigerian officials to bribe in order to get your $80 out of Nigeria. You'll need to cover that in addition to my $200 fee.

Trust me - I will do my best to get your $80 back from those scammers.


// Sadly the kind of person who fell for the original scam would fall for this one too.
 
2014-04-10 12:09:54 PM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Falling for a Televangelist vs falling for a Nigerian Scammer.



Which one makes you stupider?


Hmm it's a close tie. This is funny as hell btw.
 
2014-04-10 12:10:28 PM  

probesport: psychicdeath99: How big is the Mega-Preacher?  Are we talking 12 feet tall, or the full Oral Roberts 900-foot Jesus model?

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Loved that album, particularly "Truth is Out of Style."

/"Born with Monkey Asses" was kind of strange, though...
 
2014-04-10 12:15:53 PM  

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2014-04-10 12:23:57 PM  

99.998er: Leave me out of this.


whoopsie!
 
2014-04-10 12:24:37 PM  

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