Is Scientology
confidence trick?

Macquarie Dictionary 2nd revised edition:
Confidence trick
/'-trik/, n. a swindle in which the victim's confidence is gained and he is then induced to part with money or property. Also, US., confidence game. - confidence trickster, n.

Scientology engages in the following:

Deceptive recruiting.

The Church of Scientology advertises under front names. e.g. In the 9 to 5 Magazine Scientology advertised their OCA test under the name 'The Sydney Test Centre'. Advertisements for an IQ test have used the Scientology phone number and no name. Copy available on request.

The Church of Scientology has a large number of front names. Copy available on request.

Hidden agenda

The Church of Scientology scriptures are subject to copyright protection and are 'trade secrets' of the Church. This is legal but it unfortunately prevents an informed decision by a recruit. The price list for all courses is almost $500,000.00. Copy available on request.

The CofS has a division called Rehabilitation Project Force that is used for discipline. Copy available on request.

Also the Introspection Rundown for the incarceration of a member suffering a psychotic breakdown while receiving services. Copy available on request.

A recruit is not able to research this information before joining.

Mind control.

The CofS uses mind control including hypnosis on recruits. (Page 115-118, The Anderson Report.)

Reprehensible behaviour.

Incarceration of members with mental disturbance. (see Introspection Rundown above).

Damage to family relationships. Copy of policy document available on request.

For additional information write to:

Tony McClelland
Locked Bag 1000
Granville NSW 2142