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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Genuine Holy Water from Lourdes
Scam Alert! A company is sending out spam directing people to a website ( that sells genuine Holy Water from Lourdes. They boast that it's a miracle cure. "Holy Water can save you where medicine failed!" they proclaim. And it's yours for only $39.95. I'm tempted to believe that if you pony up $39.95 they really will send you genuine holy water from Lourdes. That's not the scam. The scam is that you can head on over to and buy the same stuff for less than half the price. So this company is tricking people into paying them $39.95 for a product that they then order elsewhere on the web for only $15. That's a nice scam and a quick way to pocket $25. I was curious who the website was registered to and checked it out on Turns out it's registered to some guy named Mike Richardson who lives in Atlanta, Georgia and works for a company called that sells teeth-whitening products. That's an odd combination of products: teeth-whiteners and Holy Water. Maybe you can gargle with their overpriced Holy Water after brightening your smile. Thanks to Philip Richmond for giving me a heads up about this holy water scam.
Categories: Con Artists, Religion
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 04, 2003
Comments (2)
Posted by PATRICIA SEIBER  in  CALDWELL, IDAHO  on  Mon Aug 15, 2005  at  11:57 AM
I kinda like the thought of Raoul's Seltzer Water of Love, but he never mentioned any prices... not sure, but he may just be joshing... or Raouling, which is illegal in Utah
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Aug 15, 2005  at  12:53 PM
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