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  1. Anonymonus Member

    New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya !!Wear Proxy Condom!!

    I need help disecting some information. This is long but worth the read.

    Tonight I found this website:

    Help for Orphans International - AboutUs

    I thought it was a Scientology front group so I posted it on xenu.net asking if anyone knew any of the names on the board of directors.

    Sarah Ehrlich Founder / President
    Lissa Hilsee Executive Director
    David Ehrlich Treasurer

    Jill Zarin
    Helen Gifford
    Larry Roseman
    Peaches Pook
    MarySue Connolly
    Timothy Murphy

    I continued to look around and found that Sarah Ehrlich list Scientology as her religion and the youtube account for helpfororphans.org list several Youth for Human rights videos in the favorites.

    MySpace.com - SarahEhrlich.com - 31 - Female - New York, New York - www.myspace.com/sarahehrlich

    YouTube - helpfororphans's Channel

    Then things got more interesting. I found the following message in a yahoo groups/global villages:

    Yahoo! Groups

    "THE International donor community dealing with Aids Orphans in Africa
    and beyond is hereby alerted by the Board of Trustees and Board of
    Governors ,Project founder and Directors of Kisumu Children Centre
    and School ,P.o. Box 19630-40123,kisumu City ,Kenya ,caring and
    educating Aids Orphans that HELP FOR ORPHANS
    INTERNATIONAL ,based in New York,USA ,www.helpfororphans.org
    has no links with us.It is very important to note that Help for Orphans
    International School kisumu does not exist on the ground and it is
    totally unknown in kenya.The only real project known internationally
    dealing with Aids orphans is KISUMU CHILDREN CENTRE AND
    SCHOOL founded by Mr Charles Aboge, a veteran Journalist educated
    through charity in his early childhood.The Government of Kenya is fully
    behind the School operations as it is legally registered and Government
    donated prime land for its expansion as it is run on charity.Be warned
    that any continued donor assistance to Help for Orphans International
    claiming in their web site is totally wrong and not real as the funds do
    not reach the intended purposes which are orphans.
    Our School photographs taken by them during a recent visit and posted
    in their web site should be removed and totally ignored by donor
    community .We shall not condone any further taking of children
    photographs by foreigners posing as "donors with many fake schools
    which are unregistered schools and trying to introduce a new education
    syllabus in Kenya secretly without the Government knowledge and
    approval in Parliament .We welcome genuine donors to contact us
    directly by e-mail charles_aboge@... or kisumuchild
    @yahoo.com. We also need fundraisers on 20 per cent commission
    even a visit by those who have funded them to check the truth and see
    and demand to see the alleged children being funded through HELP
    FOR ORPHANS INTERNATIONAL.
    We shall soon seek help from USA and Kenya Governments to expose
    the suspected fraudsters or alleged famous "lords of abject poverty in
    Africa'. Call +254-0735-195-156 -Director of the Project"

    Edit:

    I edited out the additonal mp3 links because the general concensus was that it was spam. To quote anonhuff's words "random sentences probably pulled from various sites around the internet, interspersed with the track/album name to generate more traffic to the page is all. Reads like spam mail. "

    I thought it would be less confusing to go ahead and remove them.
  2. Anonymonus Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    This was added to my post on xenu.net:

    Board of Directors

    Sarah Ehrlich Founder / President
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/s/sarah-ehrlich.html

    Lissa Hilsee Executive Director
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/l/lissa-hilsee.html

    David Ehrlich Treasurer
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/d/david-ehrlich.html

    Jill Zarin

    Helen Gifford

    Larry Roseman

    Peaches Pook
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/p/peaches-pook.html

    MarySue Connolly

    Timothy Murphy
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/t/tim-murphy.html
  3. AnonKiwi Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    Holy crap, what a pack of scum!

    I wonder if the people who designed their webpage (linked at the bottom) know who they are getting involved with...
  4. Plups Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    Would you please add in the link to the yahoo groups comment? Tks
  5. Anonymonus Member

  6. Anonymonus Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    Anyone have any thoughts on the strange mp3 links?
  7. anonhuff Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    It seems appropriate that a group who's aim is to recruit people into scientology are "lords of abject poverty in Africa'

    Jokes aside, what fucking scumbags.

    It looks like just random sentences probably pulled from various sites around the internet, interspersed with the track/album name to generate more traffic to the page is all. Reads like spam mail.
  8. Anonymonus Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    Thanks Anonhuff. I'm a bit older than the average anon and I had no idea what I was looking at. Thanks for clearing that up.
  9. Anonxmous Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    Ugh - I didn't think it was possible for me to find CoS any more reprehensible. Beyond words...
  10. SamuelAdams Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    Filed in 2007. No 990 forms available for them yet.
  11. AnonKiwi Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    This is probably press release worthy, especially to the aid and development community.

    I'm going to re-title the thread and hopefully draw in some govt. types who might be keen on letting folks know.
  12. Re: New Scilon front group in Kenya and possible fraud investigation

    These messages are cryptic indeed - it reminds of of those that inspired my nick :D

    My first impression is that
    1. Help for orphans lied, claiming to have helped these guys while only taking pics
    2. The cryptic comments were automatically generated from content from other sources

    I will give some google time to this.

    Oops, slow typer is slow.
  13. Anon9000+1 Member

    Re: New Scilon front group in Kenya and possible fraud investigation

    Is it just me or do the " Cryptic Messages" try to look like forum posts? They are trying to uprank their SEO ratings maybe so that It will look like EVERYONE says that their group is legitimate?

    Also. If it hasn't been said yet... THIS IS WHY.

    Hai Gaiz.

    Wez a Irl religion rly. We make you think your money iz goin to teh aidz kidz but Really it juss goes in our pukkitz!
  14. Plups Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    Here's a bit of info that I dug up. "Help for Orphans" does not show up on the business registers of the states of California, New York or New Jersey.

    ______________________________

    Sarah Ehrlich's wikipedia entry seems to have been deleted...
    But it's still out there and makes interesting reading.
    http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:CwnDlQSX7VkJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_ehrlich

    ______________________________


    http://www.helpfororphans.org/OurRecentActivity.asp

    YouTube - Help for Orphans International Slideshow
    (Viewed 137 times in five months)
    __________________________________


    Jul 24, 2007

    "The Naked Foundation and Help for Orphans International Make a Difference in Africa"

    http://lastheplace.com/2007/07/24/t...ns-international-make-a-difference-in-africa/

    __________________________________

    Help for Orphans: Sarah Ehrlich Educates African Children

    http://www.articletrader.com/self-i...-sarah-ehrlich-educates-african-children.html


    Alternative titles/structure: Sarah Ehrlich Takes on Education for African Kids with Help for Orphans
    http://www.articletrader.com/home-a...n-for-african-kids-with-help-for-orphans.html
    Sarah Ehrlich's Help for Orphans Follows Oprah in Educating African Kids
    http://www.articletrader.com/health...-follows-oprah-in-educating-african-kids.html


    About the Author
    Kris Nickerson is the Editor-in-Chief of Press Direct International (http://www.pressdirectinternational.org)...

    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/k/kris-nickerson.html

    __________________________________

    http://prwebpodcast.com/pod/539021/...I_Fundraising_Benefit_to_Take_Place_July_.mp3
  15. Anon9000+1 Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    Did a lil snooping- You would never guess the host

    host18.206.196.30.static.maximumasp.com

    Oh lawd- The church is suppresin itself nao?

    Snoopin for truth- Brb.

    Also dont go to the site without a condom- The http header shows that its Logging sessions... DOH!
  16. Anon9000+1 Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    wow. It just keeps getting better
    www.helpfororphans.org/NewBuilding.asp

    Redirects to the Legit Schools Webste.
    Fail Front Group is Fail.
  17. Plups Member

    Re: New Scilon front group in Kenya and possible fraud investigation

    My hunch is that they did indeed give them many books - which was the real goal after all. Oh, and they painted one end of a building. ;)

    Sarah Ehrlich has sponsored her own personal website to show up when "scientology" is searched on various sites.
  18. Lost.track Member

  19. Plups Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    A response to the google.groups post (above):

    From kaippg@... Tue Sep 25 10:43:38 2007
    Return-Path: <kaippg@...>
    X-Sender: kaippg@...
    X-Apparently-To: globalvillages@yahoogroups.com
    Received: (qmail 54629 invoked from network); 25 Sep 2007 17:43:36 -0000
    Received: from unknown (69.147.108.201)
    by m54.grp.scd.yahoo.com with QMQP; 25 Sep 2007 17:43:36 -0000
    Received: from unknown (HELO elasmtp-curtail.atl.sa.earthlink.net) (209.86.89.64)
    by mta2.grp.re1.yahoo.com with SMTP; 25 Sep 2007 17:43:36 -0000
    Received: from [209.86.224.46] (helo=elwamui-royal.atl.sa.earthlink.net)
    by elasmtp-curtail.atl.sa.earthlink.net with asmtp (Exim 4.34)
    id 1IaERc-0008KG-BC; Tue, 25 Sep 2007 13:43:36 -0400
    Received: from 64.223.43.150 by webmail.pas.earthlink.net with HTTP; Tue, 25 Sep 2007 13:43:36 -0400
    Message-ID: <30960322.1190742216337.JavaMail.root@...>
    Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:43:36 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
    To: globalvillages@yahoogroups.com
    Cc: "skongere@..." <skongere@...>
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    X-Mailer: EarthLink Zoo Mail 1.0
    X-ELNK-Trace: 0f256555be23bf6094f5150ab1c16ac01a238acc8405a5b07775410472e907ece5dd90e8c4cf9be9350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c
    X-Originating-IP: 209.86.89.64
    X-eGroups-Msg-Info: 1:12:0:0:0
    From: Janet Feldman <kaippg@...>
    Reply-To: Janet Feldman <kaippg@...>
    Subject: Re: [globalvillages] Re: DONORS ALERT-WORLD WIDE
    X-Yahoo-Group-Post: member; u=52196226; y=jyiyL7z7En3VvP2l65ssP5oE58iT_pj5SrU8--DvNXlHCfkVMA
    X-Yahoo-Profile: frida02806


    Dear Charles, Sam, and All,

    Thank you for this alert, which is quite shocking. I am ccing Sam Kongere on this, as I believe he has had some dealings with this group, and I wonder what his experience has been, if so.

    I did check out the website and, looking at it, one would think that they had indeed helped you a great deal. So sorry they have not, as I know your org needs it.

    Bravo for your great work, and hope this issue will be resolved soon! I think we are all now alerted to it (I have received abt 8 mailings on this in a short period of time), so please send an update on any further issues or movement when that happens!

    All best wishes and blessings, Janet

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/globalvillages/message/3052?source=1&var=1

    ----------------------------------------

    The above message was in September 07.

    In February 07, Sam Kongere wrote: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/globalvillages/message/2138

    And in April 07:

  20. MollyBloom Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    Time to start filing complaints:


    BBB Wise Giving Alliance
    http://us.bbb.org/WWWRoot/SitePage.aspx?site=113&id=4ef08b14-37cb-4974-a385-7f41f63b16b0

    AIP
    http://www.charitywatch.org/toprated.html

    Article about fraud with info on how to report:
    http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/09/pf/saving/willis_tips/index.htm



    ;)
  21. I Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    In america and other 'western' countries, they limit their scams to things that just happen not to work and try and draw people into the cult.

    they obviously still don't get that the internet is universal if they're so confident of themselves that they're literally just scamming for money without any actual scientology involved in other places.
  22. Anon9000+1 Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    The Group Help For Orphans (Website: www.helpfororphans.org) has been representing itself as a agent/ and or management of Help For Orphans International School in Kenya, and has been recieving donation as such. They solicit child welfare project fund, Building repair funds, as well as individual child support. Any pictures on the website were obtained fraudulently during a trip to the School, Headed by One Charles Aboge. He can be contacted at 254-0735-195-156. If this fraudulent charity warrants action on behalf of the BBB, I would ask that you would enforce any/all apllicable laws to the leaders of this deceitful group.
  23. Hostile Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    holy crap... why did this spark interest and concern in the first place? dosn't seem TOO suspicious at first glance
    obviously, that's not the case
  24. Plups Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    Emails sent to Mr Charles Aboge and Mr Sam Kongere referencing their posts and asking:

  25. Plups Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    Help for Orphans International Founder Sarah Ehrlich Speaks at Special Washington Function; HFOI Fundraising Benefit to Take Place July 14

    http://prwebpodcast.com/pod/539021/...I_Fundraising_Benefit_to_Take_Place_July_.mp3

    [IMG]
  26. Hostile Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    so... obviously if we attempt /r/AIDS on these websites, there'll be hell to pay for us... but of course, if we just do some undercover work... (as if anything's been undercover yet?)

    I'll look up some of the other directors....


    oh and could someone please post that we need proxies on when visiting this page up in the thread title?
  27. moose Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    look at this site:
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/helpfororphans

    at the bottom you see:
    --------
    Sarah Ehrlich’s Groups:
    Hand and Hand, Friends of Conservancy, Architects for Aid, ONE Org, Human Rights Coalition, The Way to Happiness, Montgomery McCracken Walker and Rhoads LLP, Help for Orphans International
    ----
    I don't have the time to do research, but some of them (perhaps even all) are Scientology fronts.
  28. Hostile Member

    great I'll get on those... it was boring reading about lissa hilsee anyway
    :/


    now for some links, remember, proxies people!
    only thing I saw for hand and hand was
    http://www.handandhandmultimedia.com/
    for the conservancy one I only got this, a few irrelevant sites and sarah's site
    http://www.smmc.ca.gov/Agendas_Minutes/Agenda2004/9-27/Item 17/Item17_Attch5.pdf
    architects for aid seems to have a few websites... (use lots of proxies, I'm sure one of these is a frontgroup, but then again, this group has a lot of sites... could be legit)
    http://www.architectsforaid.org/
    http://www.ecoshelter.org/architectsforaid/4520362791 (flash video thing do not trust)
    http://www.icondirect.net/published/301890.php
    http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/designer-food-for-good-cause-architects-get-jiggly-wit-it
    http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/comments/onlinediaries/ArchitectsforAid/index.html
    onwards to ONE org....
    http://www.one.org/ (could have seen that coming... it's the white wristband thing... this one triggers a flash video to load)
    http://store.one.org/donate.aspx (woo donate)
    http://action.one.org/blog/ (it's a bit down) anyway one org seems fairly legit
    next up, the HRC
    http://www.bchrcoalition.org/ (despite canadian, seems a bit... odd... too much legal mumbo jumbo on the main page)
    http://www.bchrcoalition.org/files/services_a.html
    http://www.hrc.org/ (seperate from first two, it's the human rights campaign)
    next is "the way to happiness... well if that isn't a big flashing light what is?" (don't even think about going to these without tor or better...)
    http://www.thewaytohappiness.org/ (scientology sites through and through)
    (other websites shouldn't even be needed to be listed... we know them)
    now for Montgomery McCracken Walker and Rhoads LLP (sounds like an expensive whiskey... EEEK LAW FIRM!!!! WE HAS DER LAW FIRMZ)
    http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/product-compint-0000070731-page.html
    http://www.mmwr.com/
    http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=PA0420

    and finally, help for orphans international (this page)

    I'm interested in the law firm one...
  29. RHill Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    Throwing information here, might be related to Help for Orphans, or not:

    1212 SUNSET INVESTORS, INC.
    Principal address: 234 Dolphin Point Road, Suite 1, Clearwater, FL
    David Ehrlich, president
    Peaches Pook, secretary-treasurer

    PEACHES POOK INVESTMENTS, INC.
    Principal address: 234 Dolphin Point Road, Suite 1, Clearwater, FL
    Peaches Pook, president-secretary-treasurer

    PEACHES POOK & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Principal address: 234 Dolphin Point Road, Suite 1, Clearwater, FL
    Peaches Pook, president-secretary-treasurer

    There is a defunct "Help for Orphans, Inc." entity in Florida, but at first glance, it doesn't appear link to the "Help for Orphans" here.
  30. DarkSim Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    What an amazing find! I've contacted a friend working in Kenya with the US embassy on some humanitarian relief. Perhaps he will get back to me once he gets to his 56k!
  31. Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    Anons with press connections should get them on this. Fake charities get public ire FAST, this could be a huge footbullet.
  32. Lost.track Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    Aaah, how sweet. I wonder if the kid actually understood one word written on that piece of paper.

    vpukgx.jpg
  33. Hostile Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    ok guys I've updated my post and included all of the websites for the groups she's on... now we have to do that with everyone else... see if there's any groups they all belong to...

    I'll be checking out the law firm site...
  34. RHill Member

    Re: Possible Scientology front group and possible fraud investigation

    The entity shows up at the IRS though:

    Help for Orphans International (Until December 2010)
    New York, NY, USA
  35. pooks Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    Sara Erhlich's maiden name is Schalek

    She's in the Scn WISE directory which is an internal directory of all
    businesses run by Scn and Scifags.

    She is a "Consultant in LRH Management Tech"
    which means her job is to get Scn tek into "wog" business
    and then recruit them into Scn.




    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/s/sara-schalek.html

    Sara Schalek and WISE Directories
    WISE, the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, publishes directories listing their members.

    Sara Schalek appears in a recent WISE directory:

    2001 WISE Directory:

    Category: Consultants
    Sara Schalek
    Schalek, Sara
    36 W 9th St.

    New York, NY 10011-8979
    United States
    Tel (1) 212-533-4874
    Fax (1) 212-473-5394


    2004 WISE Directory:

    Category: Consultants in LRH Management Tech
    Sarah Schalek
    Schalek, Sarah
    36 West 9th St.

    New York, NY 10011
    United States
    Tel. +1 267-257-7734
    Fax +1 215-925-0277
    E-Mail: sarahschalek@[provider].com
  36. Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    I luv this place. You guys are doing great.
  37. Plups Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    http://www.longislandexchange.com/articles/gossip/hamptonshappenings071607.html

    And the invitation:
    http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/2537?nid=2070

  38. moose Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    no, not really.

    It's not easy to proof that it is *all* fake. Thats why they have set up so many fronts, just to make it difficult to investigate. Perhaps the IRS or something could figure out where their money goes.

    Having ties with other organisations is not a crime in itself. My point is that there should be real proof.

    ps. Someone should set up a wiki for such research, because I don't think that Enturb is the best place for all this.
  39. Plups Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    Press Release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/6/prweb533993.htm

  40. Plups Member

    Re: New front group pretends to be operating a charity in Kenya

    http://up200.tv/_wsn/page6.html

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