Bronx-based Manuel de Dios Agosto is going to have to do much better if he is to come anywhere close to matching another Bronx-based religious scam artist who has just asked his
The humorously named Creflo Augustus Dollar, which he swears is his real name, runs the multi-million dollar Creflo Dollar Ministries and sells his "prosperity gospel" to poor people who have no real hope of ever improving their lot in life because they lack an education, are the 'wrong' colour or ethnic origin, or are simply unemployable for other reasons, of which extreme gullibility would appear to be one.
Apparently his simple message is that if you give him a lot of money - the more the better and at least 10% of your total income - you too will one day become wealthy because God will reward you for making the person selling you that false hope far richer than you could ever hope to be. According the Gulfstream.com, the jet Dollar (sic) wants his
Despite the wealth which God has given him via his
But, it seems this latest bid for even more money was a grab too far. Following an online backlash, the begging video was taken off the scam site last Friday. It would seem that even Dollar (sic) realised there are limits to his
Of course, the big advantage Dollar (sic) has over Agosto is that he has a church with a pulpit to shout at his
It can't be easy being a religious scam artist in the Bronx with competition like Dollar (sic) dominating the market-place and hoovering up any spare cash gullible simpletons have - and a great deal they can't really afford as well. No wonder poor Manuel is having to 'donate' money to himself to make it look like someone has fallen for his little scam.
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