Several weeks ago I found a copy of Entertainment Weekly in my mailbox. Naturally, my first thought was that it belonged to one of my neighbors and the mail-person had accidently put it in my box. When my eye scanned down to the address label to see who the correct recipient is, I was surprised to see my name and address.
“Why am I getting a copy of Entertainment Weekly?”
And then I noticed that the address label indicated that the subscription end date was one year in the future.
“How did I get a year-long subscription to Entertainment Weekly?”
Not that I’m complaining—Entertainment Weekly has some decent stuff in it. I’m just curious if I have an anonymous benefactor out there.
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Yesterday I received a letter from a “very old church (55 years)” promising me joy, peace, health, money, a new car, a new house, and/or healing in family communication. All I have to do is follow their very detailed instructions for praying, which includes kneeling on the included prayer “rug” (actually a 11 x 17 in. piece of paper), and respond to them within 24 hours.
Wait a minute… I smell a scam. Indeed, the ever-vigilant Trinity Foundation is already on to them.
This letter would be incredibly funny if I didn’t know that these people are getting rich by preying on the poor and destitute.
Read the letter [1.3 MB PDF].
Read the letter (high quality) [5.7 MB PDF].
See the prayer “rug” [571 KB JPG].
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