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Choice News TUESDAY, DEC 21, 2010  |  5 comments
Warning: Scam Artist, Scott Korren, Preying on Ministers

Recently, one of our broadcasters notified us of the following incident. We are posting it here as a warning to others who may encounter the same situation. Please forward this announcement to your minister.

I'd like to warn the ministers about a gentleman named Scott Korren (or Koren) who is calling pastors around the country. He began the conversation by telling me that he had been in our church several weeks ago with his wife and two daughters. He said, "You thought my daughters looked like twins, but they aren't. You remember me, right? Well my mother died last week. She was only 68 years old. She got hit by a drunk driver in Florida. I know all things work together for good for God's people, and I believe both my mother and I will meet again in glory, but pastor, this has really shaken my faith. I mean, how can this drunkard just walk away from it scot-free, with only a few bruises." After I counseled him for thirty minutes (it was a great conversation and he made me feel like I was really helping him!), and was about to pray with him, he said, "By the way, pastor, I need to tell you that as we were returning home from Florida, a piston blew in our car. Our car was not worth as much as it costs to replace the piston. I guess when it rains it pours. Now we are at the Greyhound station, and I have only $243 on me but I need another $124.12 to get us home. The next bus leaves here at 2:30 a.m. Could you please wire me this exact amount through Western Union? Here's the info." He then gave me the phone number and further details.

I was totally convinced Scott was bona fide, so I asked my wife to follow this up, and send him $150, since I felt they needed to eat at least a little on their long ride home. I told Scott, too, that I would send this extra amount, and he was most grateful. It entered my mind for the first time as I was speaking to my wife that this might be a scam. We googled his name--and sure enough--many other ministers have been swindled by this fraud who is preying on ministers.

Scott called me again a half hour later. I told him that I was very disappointed that he wasn't upright with me. He said, "What do you mean?" I said, "Scott, you know and your conscience knows."

Please watch out for this guy. He is incredibly smooth.

Afterward, I felt abused--but then it hit me. How often I have been a scam artist with God--oh the amazing patience of my God with me!


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Hey! blame Dragon Naturally Speaking 2.x (It is a golden oldie I try to remember to re-read in time what I put up, so I can correct that rascally Dragon!

Getting back to the article, probably pentecostal actor/preacher who wasn't even good enough to fool his own listeners, so he tried a more direct approach.

hmm, Hmmm, you mean that minor spelling error! (I must have did that the dragon spells better than I do, but sometimes picks the entirely wrong word or phrase, oh well it's phonetically correct. By the way, those are good urls to go to, so look them over.

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hmmm | USA  Find all comments by hmmm
The "Jim Lincoln" on this post (for one) seems to need a refresher course in the English language. Perhaps someone in "Nebraska" can help out so he can get closer to a cigar instead of just having fun trying to pass.
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Ryan | US  Contact via emailFind all comments by Ryan
This guy called our church several months ago. Claiming he had been to our church. The article is right he was smooth I tried asking him several questions to trip him up. There was just one problem He claimed he visited our church which unbeknown to him is very small. I knew right away he was lying. I contacted the police in the town from Florida he said he was from but of course the could do nothing. I contacted several new outlets in the area figuring they would warn others but they did nothing. Thanks for posting the article. God bless.
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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Warning! everyone else about, The Teflon Evangelists and Does God Want You To Be Rich?

This guy preying on pastors gotten bitten by one of the above, and dicides one bad turn deserves another?

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