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Earn Straight A's With God's Miracle Water

I'll admit that I occasionally watch Peter Popoff's infomercials because he is the most shameless huckster of magical healing potions in all of Christian television. (And that is saying something.) In 1987 Popoff went bankrupt after famed skeptic James Randi (who came out in 2010) exposed his scam of wearing a tiny earpiece so that his wife could feed him intimate details about audience members that Popoff would then proclaim to have known because Jeebus told him.  Most of Popoff's current scams involve "debt cancellation," wherein viewers send him a "seed gift" donation in return for his promise that a mysterious check will appear in their mailbox that happens to match their total personal debt.  His show is heavy with excited "testimonials" from people waving their checks. 

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