Scientology fraud statistics.

Discussion in 'Think Tank' started by tinfoilhatter, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. tinfoilhatter Member

    This thread is being established to see what type of hard numbers we can find on known fraud perpetrated by Scientologists.

    this thread gives an example of what we are looking for when we talk about known fraud.

    So for example, if we discover that 76% of scilon business ventures of over 1 million dollars or more result in fraud, we can prove that number with known cases of fraud. This would help honest people avoid the cult, as well as cut off a source of revenue to the cult.

    How will we do this? By dumping known fraud cases into this thread, along with the names of scilons convicted, and how many were involved. This includes cult fronts, so we may get some delicious overlap too. These instances CAN be international.

    We will also need to know OTHER scientology business ventures too. Even the ones that are not declared fraud(yet). If they are shady that is fine, because the goal is to warn potential investors as well as to expose the cult for what it is.

    Remember, there are not that many scientologists world wide, so any statistic we come up with, will be pretty nasty.

    Also, if someone else comes up with a better way to implement this, SPEAK UP. I am starting this in the think tank simply because of complaints around here that nothing productive is happening. the worst that this thread can do is be a nice convenient dump for fraud stories to help with other research as well as with protest signs.
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  2. fishypants Moderator

    Scientology centres convicted of fraud in France

    Church fined over £500,000 after case brought by former members who were pressured into handing over money
    Two flagship branches of the Church of Scientology in France have been sentenced to pay fines of over €600,000 (£550,000) after being convicted of "fraud in an organised gang" today by a court in Paris.
    The judgment against the Scientology Celebrity Centre and a related bookshop in Paris is one of the most important to involve the controversial organisation in recent years.
    The judges stopped short of the total ban the prosecution had called for, so the church will be allowed to continue its activities in France where it is estimated to have 45,000 members.
    Four officials of the church in France received suspended prison sentences of between 18 months and two years as well as fines ranging from €5,000 to €30,000.
    Judges said that the four had avoided jail in part because of "efforts by the [church] to change its practices". An appeal is expected.
    The case was brought by two female former members who alleged that they were pressured into paying large sums of money to the church after joining in the 1990s. They also alleged that members of the church had harassed them to buy a variety of products including vitamins and to sign up for "purification" courses costing thousands of euros. One said she had been advised by a financial adviser from the church to take out a large loan to finance her activities within the organisation.
    Prosecutors had at one point requested that the group be dissolved in France and be fined €4m. However, last month it was revealed that an obscure modifiction of French law meant that courts no longer have the power to dissolve organisations found guilty of fraud.
    The news sparked controversy forcing the minister of justice, Michèle Alliot-Marie, to explain the change on television. Lawyers representing those who brought the current case alleged that scientologists had infiltrated the national assembly.
    Defence lawyers for the church have called for the debate to be reopened to "wash" their clients of any suspicion. The church denies all wrongdoing.
    Scientology was founded by the science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard in 1954 and claims to have 12 million followers worldwide. A series of cases against them has led the Church of Scientology to complain of a "climate of hatred" and a state-sponsored "inquisition" against them in France. Scientology was described as a "sect" rather than a religion in an official French report in 1995.
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    Scientology's fraud conviction upheld in France

    France's top appeals court has upheld a fraud conviction and fines totalling hundreds of thousands of euros against the Church of Scientology, for taking advantage of vulnerable followers.

    The window of Paris's Scientology Celebrity Centre in Legendre street Photo: AFP/Getty Images

    By AFP
    9:13AM BST 17 Oct 2013

    The Cour de Cassation rejected the organisation's request that a 2009 conviction for "organised fraud" be overturned on the grounds it violated religious freedoms.
    From their Los Angeles headquarters, the group slammed the court ruling as "an affront to justice and religious liberty," in a statement that accused the French government of "anti-religious extremism".
    "The Court failed to address the fundamental violations of the human rights of each of the defendants that infected every level of this case," said the Scientology church, vowing to pursue the matter "at the international level".
    The group has previously indicated it will appeal the conviction to the European Court of Human Rights.
    The conviction saw Scientology's Celebrity Centre and its bookshop in Paris, the two branches of its French operations, ordered to pay 600,000 euros ($812,000) in fines for preying financially on followers in the 1990s.

    The original ruling, while stopping short of banning the group from operating in France, dealt a blow to the secretive movement best known for its Hollywood followers, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
    France regards Scientology as a cult, not a religion, and had prosecuted individual Scientologists before, but the 2009 trial marked the first time the organisation as a whole had been convicted.
    The head of a parliamentary group on religious cults in France, lawmaker Georges Fenech, hailed the ruling.
    "Far from being a violation of freedom of religion, as this American organisation contends, this decision lifts the veil on the illegal and highly detrimental practices" of the group, said Fenech.
    The court case followed a complaint by two women, one of whom said she was manipulated into handing over 20,000 euros in 1998 for Scientology products including an "electrometer" to measure mental energy.
    A second woman claimed she was forced by her Scientologist employer to undergo testing and enrol in courses, also in 1998. When she refused she was fired.
    The Church of Scientology said in its statement that the involvement in the trial of UNADFI, a French anti-cult association, "polluted the proceedings, transforming it into a heresy trial."
    Founded in 1954 by US science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology is recognised as a religion in the United States. It claims a worldwide membership of 12 million, including 45,000 followers in France.
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  4. tinfoilhatter Member

    Damn. thread isn't even 10 minutes old and already its getting doxed. Stupid cult.
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  5. fishypants Moderator

    "He is a fraud and has always been a fraud." ... "My father has always used the confidential information extracted from people during [confessionals] to intimidate, threaten and coerce them to do what he wanted, which often meant getting them to give him money. My father routinely used false threats and [information from confessionals] particularly about crimes people had committed to extort money from them." ... "My father has always held out Scientology and auditing to be based purely on science and not-on religious 'belief or faith. We regularly promised and distributed publications with 'scientific guarantees'. This was and has always been common practice. My father and I created a 'religious front' only for tax purposes and legal protection 'from fraud Claims'. We almost always told nearly everyone that Scientology was really science, not a religion, but that the religious front was created to deal with the government."

    Ronald DeWolf a.k.a. L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.; son of L. Ron Hubbard, Affadavit in Schaick v. Church of Scientology, US District Court Mass., No. 79-2491
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    "[The court record is] replete with evidence [that Scientology] is nothing in reality but a vast enterprise to extract the maximum amount of money from its adepts by pseudo scientific theories... and to exercise a kind of blackmail against persons who do not wish to continue with their sect.... Theorganization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid, and this bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder, L.Ron Hubbard."
    --Judge Breckenridge, Los Angeles Superior Court

    July 8, 2005 Schedule - Office of the Examining magistrates of Porrentruy Switzerland - Canton of the Jura
    "The fac-similes saying that scientologists are swindlers do not constitute insults since the church of scientology has already been convicted in our country for swindle (JT 1994 IV 140)"

    "Scientology's purpose is making money by means legitimate and illegitimate" (US District Court, Southern District of New York, 92 Civ. 3024 (PKL)

    "An individual processed with the aid of the E-meter was said to reach the intended goal of "clear" and was led to believe there was reliable scientific proof that once cleared many, indeed most illnesses would automatically be cured. Auditing was guaranteed to be successful. All this was and is false -- in short, a fraud. " Federal District Judge Gesell 333 F. Supp. 357; 1971 U.S. Dist

    "However, I am persuaded ... Scientology is not, subject to one reservation, a religious institution because it is, in relation to its religious pretensions, no more than a sham ," "Its bogus claims to believe in prayer and other aspects of a creed based on a divine being, were " no more than a mockery of religion. Scientology as practiced is in reality the antithesis of a religion" Supreme Court Justice Crockett - Australia 1980
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    Insurer moves to drop Narconon of Georgia for fraud
    By Jodie Fleischer

    NORCROSS, Ga. — A local drug rehab facility that's been the subject of a year-long Channel 2 Action News investigation is facing new trouble.

    Narconon of Georgia's own insurance company is now trying to drop its coverage, accusing the program of fraud.

    In a federal court filing, the Illinois-based Evanston Insurance Company says Narconon of Georgia "made the misrepresentations with the actual intent to deceive" and that the insurance company has "no obligation ... to defend or indemnify Narconon."

    A federal judge has yet to rule on the status of the insurance policy. An attorney for Narconon of Georgia declined to comment because of pending litigation.

    "The insurance company is simply saying 'we don't insure for fraud and if they committed fraud we're not going to insure them,' and that's not a surprising position for them to take," said attorney Jeff Harris, who represents five families who filed a class action lawsuit against Narconon of Georgia and affiliated entities in June.

    The pending lawsuit could be worth millions of dollars, and is based largely on allegations of insurance fraud, credit card fraud, and all around misrepresentation first exposed by a series of Channel 2 Action News investigations.

    "The main thing is to stop them from preying on other families," said Rhonda Burgess who sent her son to Narconon of Georgia to fight an addiction to pain pills.

    Instead, she and her husband say they ended up with credit cards opened in their names without permission.

    "There's nothing but fraud happening there. It's all about making money, it's not about helping anyone," said Ben Burgess.

    Georgia's insurance commissioner agrees. In April, investigators with his fraud unit raided Narconon's facility in Norcross, carrying out computers and boxes of documents.

    In February, one mother told Channel 2 she paid her daughter's treatment in full, then noticed $166,000 billed to their insurance company.

    "I don't think there's any doubt that there was some insurance fraud going on," said Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

    His investigators will turn over their findings to Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter, who has opened a criminal investigation.

    Last fall, investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer caught the facility advertising long-term residential care, though it's only licensed for outpatient services.

    In December, Georgia's Department of Community Health, re-inspected and then revoked Narconon of Georgia's license. The program appealed, and has twice delayed a scheduled hearing, now slated for the end of September.

    The class action lawsuit aims to represent all current and former Narconon of Georgia patients. The plaintiffs have said they hope to recover enough money to force the rehab out of business.

    The suit alleges Narconon failed to disclose that it's rooted in the Church of Scientology, an arm of which licenses the program's teachings.

    The church also purports that the cornerstone of treatment, spending hours each day in a sauna, allegedly rids the body of drug toxins.

    "If they're candid with folks and tell them all those things and they make the decision to still go there, that's fine. But you can't make misrepresentations and then have families rely on those misrepresentations," said Harris.

    Harris said even if the insurance policy is deemed void, he will follow the money trail to try to recoup his clients' payments of $30,000 to $50,000 each. He believes Narconon of Georgia funneled money to its parent company, Narconon International, and even to the Church of Scientology itself.

    Families like the Burgesses say it left them in financial ruin.

    "I feel like they're vultures. They're predators that are sucking the life out of people by doing this. They're taking advantage of a tragic situation," said Rhonda Burgess.
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    Narconon invariably makes claims of very high success rates - anything up to 85%, a remarkable figure when one considers that conventional drug rehabilitation programmes achieve only a rate of around 20-30%. It is, however, extraordinarily difficult to obtain the source data for such figures. They appear never to have been published by Narconon and the organisation does not respond to requests for the data - Gisle Hannemyr, a Norwegian investigator of Narconon, tried unsuccessfully for four years and the author of these pages has had a similarly frustrating experience. Even Narconon occasionally appears to find it difficult to back up its own claims - when it sought to repudiate a critic in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1993 it was unable to provide any evidence to support its claims of efficacy, leading the administrative court to conclude that "The papers filed by the petitioner offer no evidence of a successful drug withdrawal at the petitioner." [Decision of the Verwaltungsgerichtshof Stuttgart, 10 May 1993, Az: 1 S 3021/92]
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    Earthlink co-founder Reed Slatkin, an unregistered investment manager and ordained Scientology minister, admitted to defrauding clients of approximately 255 million dollars in a Ponzi-type investment scheme. Many of his victims were fellow Scientologists; others were wealthy investors with Hollywood connections.

    Scientology has a long history of association with financial scams. How much of the money Slatkin took in was funneled to Scientology organizations? And how many of his fellow Scientologists were in on the arrangement?

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    Emmons report recommending RICO prosecution

    The gravamen or thrust of the recommendation in this memorandum is that the foregoing acts by Hubbard and his corporations, when coupled with the schemes and activities of Scientology corporations over the past 30 years nationwide, more specifically over 7 years in Clearwater at the "Flag Land Base," constitutes the "acquiring or maintaining" of an interest in an "enterprise" through "a pattern of racketeering activity," or conducting the affairs of an enterprise through "a pattern of racketeering activity," or a conspiracy to commit the foregoing offenses, all in violation of Chapter 895. The primary "racketeering activity" to be relied upon is fraud, to wit, the sale of books and courses personally owned and copyrighted by Hubbard to people in Clearwater upon representation that the payment for said books and courses constituted a charitable, tax-deductible "donation" to a legitimate, religious corporation. The specific fraud or misrepresentated fact is that it is Hubbard and not the religious corporations who (1) has received the so-called "donations," and (2) who has controlled the corporations as "shams" to generate the "donations" for himself, and (3) who has used the religious corporations (a) to promote the sale of his books and courses, (b) to create an 85 million dollar "sea org cash reserve" which has been conveyed to him and (c) to conduct specifically fraudulent acts and representations about himself and his claimed cures for disease, and specifically criminal activities to conceal the fraud, harass critics and deprive victims of legal redress.
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    UNITED STATES of America, Libelant,
    Founding Church of Scientology et al., Claimants.
    No. D.C. 1-63.
    United States District Court,
    District of Columbia.
    July 30, 1971.
    Action on libel of information by the United States seeking condemnation of
    gadget and related writings. The District Court, Gesell, J., held that
    writings which were distributed by religious institution to accompany auditing
    device, which were intended to promote use of the device by the public, and
    which contained false unqualified scientific claims without a religious overlay
    or suggestion were "labeling," within the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act;
    thus, the device was misbranded as a result of misrepresentation in failure of
    the labeling to bear adequate directions for its use, and its secular use,
    along with secular use of the writings, had to be condemned. The Court further
    held that where auditing device, which was harmless in itself, was used
    by legitimate church to aid its ministers in communicating with adherents, the
    church could continue its use of the device, which was condemned for
    misbranding, provided it was used only in religious setting subject to explicit
    warning disclaimers on the device itself and on all labeling.
    Order accordingly.

    Auditing instrument held out as apparatus intended for use in the diagnosis,
    cure, medication and treatment of mental and physical illnesses was a
    "device" within meaning of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
    Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, s 201(h), 21 U.S.C.A. s 321(h).
    See publication Words and Phrases for other judicial constructions and

    Books and other documents containing false scientific and nonreligious claims
    as to auditing device held out as apparatus intended for use in the diagnosis,
    cure, medication or treatment of disease, and used in various direct and
    indirect ways to promote the device, "accompanied" the device in meaning of
    the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and had all the necessary elements of
    labeling specified in the Act. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, ss
    201(m), 304, 502, 21 U.S.C.A. ss 321(m), 334, 352.
    See publication Words and Phrases for other judicial constructions and

    Single false scientific nonreligious libel claim is sufficient to support
    condemnation of a device under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
    Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, s 1 et seq., 21 U.S.C.A. s 301 et

    Writings which were distributed by religious institution to accompany auditing
    device, which were intended to promote use of the device by the public, and
    which contained false, unqualified scientific claims without a religious
    overlay or suggestion were "labeling," within the Federal Food, Drug, and
    Cosmetic Act; thus, the device was misbranded as a result of misrepresentation
    in failure of the labeling to bear adequate directions for its use, and its
    secular use, along with secular use of the writings, had to be condemned.
    Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, s 502(a), (f) (1), 21 U.S.C.A. s
    352(a), (f) (1).
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    Report of the Board
    of Enquiry into

    by Kevin Victor Anderson, Q.C.

    Hubbard repeatedly berates auditors for failure to operate the meter efficiently. He even claims that, with his perfected techniques and good auditing with an E-meter, preclears can be audited to clear and even to OT. The trouble, he complains, is that auditors are incompetent. He maintains that it is impossible to audit to clear without the E-meter. It tells an auditor immediately, says Hubbard, what eventually he would otherwise find out only by long and arduous processing.

    In 1962 Hubbard was becoming concerned about the embarrassing interest which the United States Food and Drug Administration was taking in the E-meter and claims made for it. In Pol. Ltr. of the 29th October, 1962 he endeavoured to change the role which the E-meter played in
    scientology, and he wrote that "regardless of any earlier uses of psychogalvanometers in Dianetics or Psychology or in early Scientology publications when research was in progress, the Electrometer in Scientology today has no other use than" to "disclose truth to the individual who is being processed and thus free him spiritually", and that "the Electrometer is a valid religious instrument, used in Confessionals, and is in no way diagnostic and does not treat." Such a change of attitude, by Hubbard was evidently dictated by the circumstance that the Food and Drug Administration was making investigations and did subsequently institute proceedings in respect of the E-meter on the basis that unfounded and illegal claims to treat illnesses were being made for it. These proceedings, which began towards the end of l963, were still pending when the Board finished hearing evidence. Whether or not the use that is claimed for the E-meter in the United States constitutes an offence against the laws of that country is immaterial. Whether or not its use is in breach of any existing law, the use to which the E-meter is put in scientology is dastardly.

    None of the scientology theories associated with, or claims made for, the E-meter is justified. They are contrary to expert evidence which the Board heard and are quite fantastic and inherently improbable. Nothing even remotely resembling credible evidence was placed before the Board in attempted justification.

    The E-meter is an instrument which efficiently registers electrical resistance and nothing more. But, when used in scientology auditing, its impact is alarming. Its assumed infallibility and the theories founded on it are not questioned in any way by scientologists. The preclear is introduced to the meter at an early stage; it is often used in the personal efficiency stage; and, throughout his whole association with the HASI, it is kept prominently in the preclear's mind. The fear or the threat of being put on the E-meter because of some ARC break with the organization deters the incipient rebel.

    The E-meter enables the HASI to assume, intensify and retain control over the minds and wills of preclears. Fears of its abilities keep them in constant subjection. Its use can be so manipulated by cunningly phrased questions that almost any desired result can be obtained, and it is used unscrupulously to dominate students and staff alike. All the evil features of scientology are intensified where the E-meter is involved. When used in conjunction with hypnotic techniques, its evil impact is greatly increased.

    This simple electrical device is not, of course, the sole basis for the condemnation of scientology, but without the E-meter scientology would be partly disarmed.
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  13. Anonymous Member

    Epic Knowledge Base and Research, Fishypants! Bravo!
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    (The author is here on WWP).

    One aspect of these teachings, and especially the NOTs courses, are the medical cures that they seem to be promoting. While Hubbard had no medical background and in fact only took 2 years of college courses with dismal results, he still made astounding claims for his auditing process, such as:

    Cure goiterDIANETICS TODAY (1975 ED.) P.280
    "I've seen a goiter the size of a baseball visibly shrink and disappear in the space of one-half hour right after an engram was run."

    Cure polioDIANETICS TODAY (1975 ED.) P. 353
    "A girl crippled by polio was able to throw away her crutches after my first session."

    Cure arthritisHistory of Man p. 7
    "Today, Eleanor has arthritis. She is audited... tonight she doesn't have arthritis"

    Speed broke bone healingDIANETICS TODAY (1975 ED.) P.110
    "A broken limb will heal (by X-ray evidence) in two instead of six weeks."

    Cure effects of drugsDIANETICS TODAY (1975 ED.) P.481
    "ONLY processing by Dianetics and Scientology can handle the effects of drugs fully."

    Raise the deadMagazine Articles on Level 0 Checksheet 1968, "Dissemination of Material" p.75
    "A child had died, was dead, had been pronounced dead by a doctor, and the auditor, by calling the thetan back and ordering him to take over the body again brought the child to life."

    Cure migrainesDIANETICS (1975 ED.) P.125 also see HCOB 15 Jan. '79 "Handling with Auditing"

    Cure cancerTHE HISTORY OF MAN (1961) P. 20
    "Cancer has been eradicated by auditing out conception and mitosis."

    Cure skin cancerALL ABOUT RADIATION (1979 ED.) P.114

    Cure radiation sicknessALL ABOUT RADIATION P.109 also PAB no. 82
    "Scientology is the only specific (cure) for radiation (atomic bomb) burns."

    Improve eyesightPAB no. 111 "Eyesight and glasses" also Dianetic Auditor's Bulletin vol. 2 no. 7 January 1952 "An afternoon with Ron"
    "You are only three or four hours from taking your glasses off for keeps."

    Cure a broken ankleHCOB 30 July 1973 "Scientology, Current State of the Subject and Materials."

    Cure insanityHCOB 28 Nov. '70 "Psychosis"
    "The alleviation of the condition of insanity has also been accomplished now..."

    Cure bronchitisHCOB 14 Dec. '63 "Case analysis Health Research"
    "12 days after this auditing the coughing was still in abeyance."

    Cure brainwashingHCOB No. 19 Dec. '55 "The turn of the Tide"
    "... in Dianetics in particular, we have the total antidote for the eradication of brainwashing."

    Miscellaneous claim DIANETICS (1987 ED.) p.72
    "arthritis vanishes, myopia gets better, heart illness decreases, asthma disappears, stomachs function properly and the whole catalogue of illnesses goes away and stays away."

    Miscellaneous claim HISTORY OF MAN P.13
    "The GE has the record of past deaths. Auditing it alters physical structure, eradicates physical malformations."

    Miscellaneous claim HISTORY OF MAN P.14
    "Paralysis, anxiety stomachs, arthritis and many ills and aberrations have been relieved by auditing them."

    Hubbard wrote that Scientologists taking courses were barred from visiting a doctor without express permission from the church "except in cases of severe emergency." (HCOPL 26 July 1965 "Release Declaration Restrictions, Healing Amendments").


    Basically, the NOTs series are auditing methods that use an e-meter purportedly designed to rid the Scientologist of a multitude of unwanted spiritual beings attached to his/her soul. These unwanted beings, called "Body Thetans" or "BTs", can allegedly cause physical problems for humans. more

    For example:

    Series 2
    Being a Clear but not having completed OT levels "doesn't necessarily effect the person himself, but it does effect the body — severely." Series 2 seeks to motivate Scientologists to take the next courses by stating that "Clears should be told they are at risk until OTIII" of "illness, possibly worse."

    Series 12
    This series deals with mis-auditing problems. NOTs mis-auditing can hurt the physical body "dangerously so" by stirring up dormant BTs.

    Series 22
    A cluster of BTs can shut off nerve channels which can cause deafness or blindness - "when a cluster suddenly mocks up mass, it shuts off nerve channels." Extrapolating from this, one could imagine many other illnesses caused by such a phenomenon, such as blockage of the urinary tract.

    Series 27
    BTs and clusters can effect a person's perception. BTs are acting as various illnesses. Once audited away the illness supposedly is gone. "BTs or clusters being 'negative'... probably are the root of sickness."

    Series 32
    "You can run into a cluster causing damage to the body."

    There are several quotes within the series which clearly state that auditing can cure illnesses:

    Series 2
    "Clears should be told they are at risk (of illness) until OTIII."

    Series 3
    "If a guy has a bad secondary, or a bad injury, you handle that with Date/Locate [an auditing procedure using the e-meter]."

    Series 26R
    "If ill or injured handle [w]ith an Assist (NOTs 3)"

    Series 27
    "Body distortions" are cleared up.

    Series 34
    "The above are the full steps and sequences for handling a physical condition." [this is the series that Keith Henson posted, claiming it teaches medical fraud]

    Series 48
    "If the person is sick as well as being subjected to a dangerous environment, there would be no hope of recovery without auditing."

    Particular cases of cures are documented within NOTs:

    Series 48
    "This cluster... was the underlying cause of the stomach pain and the stomach condition." "...a full recovery to health was accomplished."
    "Most people are sick due to some out-rudiment scene."

    Series 50
    "He started recovering physically. Articulation handled and walking improved." "This case was... considered incurable by the medicos."


    The church's current magazines also contain glowing testimonials of miraculous healings by using Dianetics techniques. Issue 65 of Centre Magazine (an SMI publication) copyrighted 1995 has a claim that a man was healed of cancer through Dianetics processes. In the island of Mauritius, Scientologist Maria Slender started teaching Hubbard healing theories. A man named Krishna Gopaloodoo decided to use Touch Assist and Nerve Assist techniques on his soccer team members; "I learned... so that I could cure the injuries of my players." Krishna's father had lung cancer and the doctors said "his days were numbered." Krishna used the Hubbard healing methods on his father, and he got dramatic results. The father was xrayed again and "the latest X-Ray showed a marked improvement in my father's condition." The cancer "started to clear."

    Further reading about Keith Henson and the NOTs 34: "NOTS34: criminality successfully protected by copyright law" by Tilman Hausherr

    On the church's internet web page are many testimonials, some of which are about physical healing. For instance, "J.M." explains his/her "chronic vascular disease" was described as most likely permanent by specialists. After a week of auditing "all physical evidence of the condition was gone. It is 1 1/2 years later and the disease has not returned."

    These healings were supposed to be the result of a precise, scientifically proven process invented by L. Ron Hubbard using the e-meter patented to Hubbard. All of the writings of Hubbard quoted above are still published and sold by Scientology. Auditing is scientific. Auditing heals. Auditing is a healing science. And auditing requires the use of the E-meter.

    It appears obvious that externally the church seemed to comply with the FDA agreement while to insiders it was unabashedly stating that auditing cures physical ailments. Apparently the church felt safe behind its wall of secrecy.

    How many Scientologists there have been who relied on the validity of these medical claims is unknown. In one case, Roxanne Friend v. Church of Scientology International, et al., "The Church settled this case for nuisance value" (IRS form 1023 documents submitted by the Church of Scientology). Friend "claimed the Church was responsible for her cancer not being earlier detected by not allowing her to see a doctor" (ibid). Roxanne Friend died of this cancer.
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    City of Clearwater Commission Hearing (1982): "The Church of Scientology - Day 4, LaVenda Van Schaick"

    Were there any scientific guarantees given to you about auditing as to what it could cure? Did you — was it sold to you as helping any of your problems?
    Yes. And also medical at that time.
    Can you give me a specific medical problem?
    Did it cure your headaches?
    No. It gave me more headaches.
    When you — when you were in auditing, did the auditor ever tell you that it could not cure — specifically tell you that it could not cure any medical illnesses?
    In 1979, when my auditor found out that I was leaving Scientology, she made me aware that it did not cure any kind of medical representations.
    But while you were spending money, before in the previous years —
    It was after I ran out of money.
    After you ran out of money.
    The waivers: Did you understand them when you signed them?
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  17. anon8109 Member

    Who's the guy in the UK with the castle?
    What about the guy who murdered his business partner?
    Then there's the biggest ponzi scheme in the history of the world. M something?
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    One of the saddest correspondences I have received - and they are all sad - is from Paul Schofield.
    He also alleges the cover-up of child abuse by the organisation and admits being part of a campaign to cover up the facts surrounding the deaths of two of his daughters.
    Paul says his first daughter, Lauren, who was 14 months old, was being babysat at the organisation’s building in Sydney when she was allowed to wander the stairs by herself and fall.
    She died in hospital two days later.
    Paul says he felt pressured by Scientology executives not to request a coronial inquiry, pressure he ultimately gave in to. He was also told if he sought compensation from Scientology he and his wife would be ineligible for any other services.
    His second daughter, Kirsty, who was 2½, died after ingesting potassium chloride - a substance used as part of a so-called purification program run by the organisation.
    Under the direction of Scientology executives, Paul says he perjured himself to the police, and during the coronial inquest, in order to protect the organisation.
    Under incredible pressure he agreed to lie because he was scared he would be heavily punished by Scientology if he told the truth. It is a decision he regrets to this day.
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  19. fishypants Moderator

    John Mappin.
    I'm not aware of any well-documented fraud in connection with him or his business though.
    Plenty of crimes against good taste though:

    Rex Fowler
    although that's murder rather than fraud.

    Slatkin, see upthread.
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  20. tinfoilhatter Member


    this is an awful lot of fraud. "Scientology fraud statics" Sounds easy at first, but man oh man, its like some sort of fraud based religion or something...

    we are what 1/40000000 of the way through all the REPORTED instances of fraud so far.

    Oh well, the fruits of this labor will be epic lulz. epic money killing lulz.
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    STEVE CANNANE, REPORTER: Carmen Rainer was raised in a Scientology family. Between eight and 11 she was abused by her step-father Robert Alexander Kerr. In allegations first aired on Lateline, Carmen Rainer said the prominent Scientologist Jan Eastgate told her to lie to police and community service workers about the sexual abuse.

    CARMEN RAINER, FORMER SCIENTOLOGIST: "Just say no," she just kept repeating that. "You remember that you can't tell them. Don't say yes, because otherwise you will be taken away from your parents and you will never see your family again", because DOCS will take me and my brother away from my mum, and that I needed to just say no.

    Jan Eastgate aka Janice Meyer, president of CCHR (Scientology anti-psychiatry organisation), arrested in Australia for perverting the course of justice by coving up child abuse.

    Department of public prosecutions dropped the charges and the case did not proceed to trial, apparently because 'there was not a law against perverting the course of justice in 1985.' So the truth of these allegations has never been tested in court. My instinct is to believe the alleged victim's version of events - I can't see any reason why she'd lie.
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  22. tinfoilhatter Member

    Ok, fact hunting time. What is the most accurate, non-biased number of members the cult had over its life time? does anyone know of a good place to look?It would have to be world wide, because we have international instances in here too.

    On a different note, there is so much fraud that even if we use the cults numbers, it would still be very high.

    AND the beautiful part of it all, Is because there is so much fraud, that once we get a good, reliable, easy to verify fraud statistic out there, People will have a much harder time believing cult numbers.
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  23. tinfoilhatter Member

    Not sure how to use this. It hasn't been proven in court, but its a very damning allegation none-the-less. I believe that there is a thread in op-innocence about sex abuse inside the cult.

    this also brings up a super nasty statistic: sex abuse in the cult. the catholic church is being lambasted over its abuses. However, the catholic church is also thousands of times bigger then Co$, so sex abuse statistics in the cult would be much higher then in the catholic church.
  24. tinfoilhatter Member

    Big project is really big.

    It has become stupidly obvious that we will be drowning in dox soon. The simple soultion is that we should label each post with the type of fraud it is: old fraud from when hubbard was alive, international fraud, newer fraud, ponzi scheme, etc etc. not only will this make everything easier to organize, but it will help identify any patterns for use in other investigations. After all, if we start linking ponzi schemes to certain cult members, we might be able to uncover ongoing schemes still being commited by their friends and associates.

    God this is ballooning fast.
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  25. fishypants Moderator


    I've tried to post a representative sample of some of the different kinds of fraud that the cult has been involved with.

    IMO the best examples are the France judgement against Scientology and the official reports on Narconon fail.
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  26. tinfoilhatter Member

    Gah this has gotten complicated.

    We already have a narconon fraud/research thread. the situation is so bad that we are having to make sub categories for the fraud. no wonder the cult has not been brought down, there is just so much out there that they are able to hide it in plain sight.

    We REALLY do need a good solid statistic though. something that they can not argue away, because it would give normal people not only something to chew on, but really help law enforcement in getting authority,permission, and resources to investigate the cult.
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    A brief skim brings up these articles:
    Scientology Boss Gets Jail Term East Grinstead Courier, February 22 1978

    Other People's Faiths: The Scientology Litigation and the Justiciability of Religious Fraud Marjorie Heins, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 9:153, September-November 1981

    Spain jails Scientology leader The Sacramento Bee, November 24 1988

    Evaluation of Claims for “The Laundry Solution” P. Craig Taylor, Department of Physics, University of Utah, February 26 1997

    Hubbard’s “Allied Scientists of the World” Scam Caroline Letkeman, March 14 2011
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    Follow this link:

    and you'll see (in yellow) the differences highlighted and annotated.

    There's two versions, the real version from the US national archive, and the version that Scientology gives out (which has a load of bullshit medals and ranks added).
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  34. I don't remember these two on the 'dead' list.:(

    What a shocking example of the cult's regard for children.
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  35. fishypants Moderator

    Yeah, although allowing the cult to do it says something about the parents IMPO.

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  36. I agree. Most normal people would say WTF?

    At the very least, I'd never leave a kid in their care a second time.

    I'm cynically hoping this is a cautionary tale of Darwin and the couple in question have since ceased all efforts to procreate.
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  37. fishypants Moderator

    "To lose one child, Mr Fruitcake, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness".

    I feel for the parents though, in spite of their obvious stupidity and lack of care for their children. Losing a child is about the worst thing I can imagine happening to anyone.
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  38. tinfoilhatter Member

    I am going to also add this to the narconon dump, because this is a death associated with the "purif"

    Its amazing all the stuff we have here. With just a little effort to organize it all, we will have a very potent legal tool against the cult. this is still a very small thread, but already its a damning one.
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