Peter Popoff: All that glitters isn’t gold

So when we left off, Reverend ‘Petey’ Popoff had been writing to me and sending me various miracle liquids in exchange for ‘seed’ money. However Petey’s miracles also came in solid form. As time went by all kinds of weird and rubbish wonderful things came through my letter box. Example: What would you say this is?


One of Petey’s shiny gifts (click to expand)

If you said cheap ribbon from an unwanted present, I understand where you are coming from but I’m afraid you would be wrong. It is in fact a SILVER AND GOLD BRACELET that God (through Petey) wanted me to borrow as it holds the SECRET for amassing great wealth:


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It seems that the Lord has quite a penchant for shiny things and bracelets in particular, as Petey has sent me a fair few over the years.

If you have been following this series of posts the format of the shiny-stuff letters was the same as all of the others:

  1. Do something silly with a miracle item
  2. Send it back to Petey with cash
  3. ???
  4. All your problems go away!!!

Another thing common to all of the letters was that I was supposed to return not just the miracle ‘bracelet’, oil, water, pomegranate seeds (seriously, actual pomegranate seeds, watch this space…) and so on, but I was also supposed to return the whole letter in the self-addressed envelope provided each time. Or at least the portion of the letter specifically asking for money.

I can’t imagine why someone acting on God’s behalf who was repeatedly asking potentially vulnerable people for large amounts of money would need those responding to send back *all* evidence of the requests but hey ho, God works in mysterious ways and all that.

But im getting off track, this blog is about shiny things.

The cheap ribbon GOLD AND SILVER BRACELET had to be worn for one night and then once I sent it back (with a £30 seed gift) I would get Petey’s personal telephone number so he could say magic words to me, and then all my problems would be solved and… get an even better bracelet! I presume that Petey wouldn’t dream of charging premium rate for any calls made to this number. That would be a completely unfair asserton. He has only been caught committing fraud/ exploiting people for money like, what, twice now? And it was ages ago. Give the guy a break.


The instructions for the GOLD AND SILVER BRACELET (click to expand)

But this fondness for shiny things wasn’t and isn’t limited to shonky jewellery. Check out this extremely fetching silver faith slipper. Only one, you’ll notice (though I actually have enough of them to start a small shonky silver slipper shop at this point, but I hope to tell you all about that later).


The slipper letter also contained a second envelope containing a “RIBBON WITH A GOLDEN COIN”.


Personally, I’d say it a cheap plastic medal, a bit like what you might find in a child’s party bag, but you know, I say potato you say RIBBON WITH A GOLDEN COIN. Anyone who came to my QED Skepticamp talk back in April will have seen me sporting my amazing ‘coin’. As with a few of the other letters from Petey this one seemed to think that I would appreciate the colours because, as the letter explained, they are a reference to the USA:

I’ve placed one more thing in this MIRACLE MONEY BREAKTHROUGH PROPHETIC WORD LETTER- your very own GOLDEN COIN attached to a Red, White & Blue Ribbon. Red, White and Blue represent the USA…

A cynical person might think this is because these are form letters that have been poorly and hurriedly amended for a UK audience but, you know, the same colours are in the Union Jack so it still totally works. The coin was a particularly amusing letter as it invoked an image of Petey running around the world on my (and also my dog’s) behalf:

Evie, I must then cast your coin into the SEA OF GALILEE in ISRAEL where the Apostle Peter caught the FISH WITH GOLD IN ITS MOUTH… This act of faith will release your DOUBLE PORTION anointing upon your life.

I will RUSH THE DOLLAR OF SILVER upon my prayer altar TO YOU for I truly believe it will be the FIRST DOLLAR OF MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS COMING TO YOU. You will receive good news by phone as well as in your mailbox. LACK WILL FLEE AND INCREASE WILL COME!

As with the bracelet swap, Petey was promising I would get an even better coin or ‘dollar’ as long as I was an obedient girl and sent back the gold coin. And some money. And any evidence of Petey having asked me for any of this.

Now it’s unfair to say that the letters always asked for money. There was one occasion when Petey seemed to be tapping into the recession, and rather than asking me for a monetary seed gift God wanted me instead to fill a little bag with gold and send it to Petey.


The ‘cash my gold’ bag. (click to expand)

One of the bracelet letters, in addition for asking for £20.00, also asked me for bank details, so I could make a credit card payment to set up a regular ‘seed’ gift. I decided against sending Petey my bank details, for some reason.


The request for bank details with miracle bracelet strip. (click to expand)

By this point in my Petey penpal escapades I had received 10 letters, and the requests showed no signs of stopping…

Popoff’s Plush Pad Pot: £500 + a bag of gold + my bank details (from 10 letter)

Next time: PLANT, WATER, LEAF, GREEN – The Blue Peter Letters

Postscript: The cascade of letters for Evie has continued as have letters to some her imaginary (my imaginary) friends. This has included some very interesting Popoff post recently along with some adventures that I hope to tell you all about soon. Watch this space.

  1. #1 by on June 16, 2015 - 22:02

    Everyone must sign up you get 2 letters a week, full of crap, green oil miracle water bracelets al ways complete the forms just don’t send money, and put address on back of envelope and tick New

  2. #2 by t w on August 4, 2015 - 06:11

    I actually think that you should consider giving peter the money that he requests in his letters and maybe even double the requested amount. Go find an old monoply game and use the “cash” from the game to send the money whenever he asks for it and enclose a note explaining that the money is worth as much, if not more, than the promises made by peter. See if they ever get the hint or stop the mailings.

  3. #3 by Melissa Wright on October 8, 2015 - 03:41

    Hi Rev Popoff, I called and asked you to send my daughter that lives in Alaska some of that miracle spring water. When she received it, it was empty she was disappointed and so was I. Could you please send her another packit, you can send it to my address it’s xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx she’ll be coming here to Arkansas

  4. #4 by Melissa Wright on October 8, 2015 - 03:46

    I thanked you on Facebook. You didn’t reply. Hope to hear from you soon. Melissa Wright my daughter’s name is Lisa Sadlowski. Sincerely M Wright

  5. #5 by Nina McCutcheon on July 27, 2016 - 22:23

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I know many people think Peter Popoff is a scam, but there is no concrete evidence of this. There is only hear say. All the video’s on the Ministry, from James Randi are not accurate. The investigation dates are way off, and the place of the investigation was not in the US State, it was in fact in Canada, in 2006 in Vancouver B.C I was on my way to Vancouver B.C at the time. I saw the News telecast and Mr Popoff on TV when I was Staying in Calgary B.C on my way to Vancouver B.C . He was ensuring everyone over broadcast that he was not frauding them, and mean’s no harm to anyone. I had experiences myself when I received Mr Popoff letters for several years. I was losing weight very quickly, and had a lot of energy, i never had before. God used his Ministry to bring me out of depression, and hospitalization , I started realizing, who i was in Christ Jesus, and was then set free from Medication from Mental Health. Today i live free from all that, and have proven the whole Canadian boarder that my complaints of pain, were not in my head, but very true, proven in 2008 by my Family Physician. I admit I was skeptical as well, because i was experiencing many strange things in my life happening very quickly, and supernatural things going on, that caused me fear. I went through a roller coaster ride personally with his Ministry, as we all do in life as we go on our journey in life. When we first become saved, we are not perfect and do silly things, until god shows us the right way to live. Peter Popoff knows me more then any of his clients, him and i went through a Journey that is more extensive then anyone has ever had with him, in history. In fact I took all the things he gave me to the Police in London Ontario, to be investigated due to the quick changes going o in my body. I found out what is in the Manna Cake, Dead Sea Salt, and Spring Water. Sounds like it is all true substances that would indicate coming from the Holy City. It had a lot of acid forms in it, and sea salt substances, and like Rev Peter Popoff expressed came from unpure waters, that came from Jerusalem. After I had it investigated, Peter Popoff had to then, make sure he posted the ingredience on the Packages when sending them to People. Before then there was no indication of what was in them. Everyone needs to remember that James Randi, is a Athiest, and tries to make every Minister a liar across the world. He I believe makes money off making others believe these things. Besides we all fall short of the Glory of God, and we all have sinned. I am sure you wouldn’t like it if someone bullied you and made your lives a huge open book, saying aweful things about you, would you? It is wrong in any account. Let God be his judge. People give to a Church, weather Peter Popoff Ministries or churches across the world, even give to there own churches in there own cities. Giving is fine, but making it about hurting someone, because you in fact did not get what you wanted out of it, is not good, but makes you a fraud. Do not give to Peter Popoff Ministries or any Ministry, if you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, because it will not benefit your lives as a result. Your giving to receive, and your suppose to be giving to the Kingdom of God, not expecting to receive anything in return. God promises many things, keeps His promises, but we give to save lives only, knowing were dong it to help others around the world. God Blesses those who give in that way. So let’s remember this, and stop and think before believing in something until we have concrete evidence. Peter Popoff has been in Ministry many years and to this day, he has not been proven Guilty n Courts or put away. You might need to ask yourselves why? Maybe it is because what is being said in video, is not in fact true.

  6. #6 by Mike on July 28, 2016 - 11:33

    Thanks for your hearsay, Nina.

  7. #7 by Promise on March 27, 2019 - 21:30

    I think there is Fraud going on at P O Box 5700 STN Terminal Vancouver BC V6B4B5 in the name of Peter Popoff word of the World ministries. This need to be investigated

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