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Marcus Jones, "Online prayer website to return millions to customers", Premier (17 March 2016)

Here's some good news that will certainly be music to the ears of one of our previous guests, Ole Anthony. According to Premier, and The Guardian (which has more on the story), a website called "Christian Prayer Center" in the US has been ordered to pay back millions of dollars to its customers. Apparently, they arranged for bogus (and even non-existent!) religious ministers to "pray" for those who sent money to the website—anywhere between $9 and $35 a go.

 

Now closed, the website reads:
 
"The Christian Prayer Center is now closed. We thank you for all the prayers, and we cherish the opportunity to have created a place where Christians could meet to support each other."
 
Perhaps they should consider rewording it:
 
"The Christian Prayer Center is now closed. We thank you for all the money (which we unfortunately have to give back), and we cherish the opportunity to have created a place where people in real need could be fleeced to make us rich."
 
 
Image: "Prayer" by bigbirdz on Flickr (CC BY 2.0); resized
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