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Woman scammed out of life savings by con man who claimed to be God

By T.K. Randall
July 13, 2023 · Comment icon 8 comments

Suffice to say, God doesn't do phone calls. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 WbgArchives
A very religious woman from Spain ended up giving 'God' all her money after he phoned her up to request it.
There are a lot of people around these days willing to take advantage of vulnerable individuals and this latest example from Leon in northwestern Spain just shows how far some scammers will go.

The victim - an elderly woman named Esperanza - is well known in her local area for her extreme religious views and this prompted the owner of a local shop to take advantage of her.

Incredibly, when he phoned her up back in 2013 claiming to be God, she thought nothing of it and was only too happy to contribute to the 'Bank of Heaven' as per his requests.
Over the years he lead her to believe that the money she was depositing would enable her to build a nice house in heaven, but all the while she was simply giving it to the scammer who asked her to place the cash in a small drawer at his shop.

She ended up being conned out of more than 300,000 Euros.

Fortunately, her family eventually found out what was going on and the scammer is facing a considerable jail sentence if he is found guilty of the crime.

Incredibly, despite all the evidence to the contrary, he still maintains his innocence.

Source: Oddity Central | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by and-then 1 year ago
People who scam the vulnerable by way of using their faith against them are playing a really dangerous game.
Comment icon #2 Posted by SHaYap 1 year ago
I'm sure god appreciated it, six years... and god never said a word to anyone nor displayed any sign of fury...  ~
Comment icon #3 Posted by XenoFish 1 year ago
I got into the wrong line of work.
Comment icon #4 Posted by spartan max2 1 year ago
People who try to scam elderly people are absolutely disgusting. When I worked with social services for the elderly, the amount of scams I saw was sickening. How much of a low life do you have to be to try and scam an 80 year old woman ?
Comment icon #5 Posted by razman 1 year ago
Especially if there is a god.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Cho Jinn 1 year ago
I heard somewhere this guy also co-authored most of NAFTA.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Piney 1 year ago
Like all those American preachers twisting Old Testament prophecies, applying them to modern times and using them as a scare tactic to gain converts and control their followers? 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Cho Jinn 1 year ago
I think he’s talking about the IPCC.

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