I would like to dedicate this threat to the above topic. Please post anything you witness regarding Scientology's clever tricks to extract members last dime and keep it. I am hopeful we can do something about it. Here is a great article on Money Laundering within Religious Organizations. https://thebftonline.com/2018/features/the-church-and-money-laundering/ I am not an expert on financial crimes within religious organizations so any experts out there lurking, please feel free to assist. I have some UTR members feeding me information within the cult. They know I am out and in hiding as well. Scientology has no clue and will never find out because I was raised in it and I know how to "pretend". I hope I drive OSA crazy. I can beat the meter OSA fuckers. I believe the Church of Scientology has been very clever to hide their crimes of extortion, bribery, black mail and money laundering. Here are the clever tactics I have personally witnessed: 1. Members put HUGE SUMS OF Money on account FIRST before any service has been delivered. This is a fact I think the other people dissecting the tech have seemed to forget. The money is put on account. The receipt says "DONATION". Someone asked me why do we call it a donation...I was told because we are a "church". Then, when you want to do your service... you "debit the Account for the service and move through the Scientology Routing Form which is nothing but complete CONTROL of the individual. 2. Once the account is debited for the service.... You will sign a very long and complex legal dox taking all your rights away. Members blindly sign this because they are IN A CHURCH and don't have any idea they are getting hornswoggled. Scientology trains Registrars with a book written by Les Dane...called "BIG LEAGUE SALES".... It is a Holy and Eccleasiastical book... Scientologists are trained to manipulation and deceit...and use clever tactics such as "you have a reactive mind that won't want you to get better". LRH paints a picture in the mind of the reader - who is reading one of his hundreds of books...that Scientology gets rid of the reactive mind...helps with drug problems, cures mental and physical ailments... Then the slick lawyers Miscavige has hired over the past 30 plus years...has clever legal dox that state "I won't sue Scientology if I get worse" etc.... Very clever indeed. Members justifying putting LARGE SUMS OF MONEY on account thinking THAT will keep them from allowing their reactive minds from stopping them to "go clear" or to "go OT". If you secure your Bridge now - you will secure your eternity. One also justifies putting huge sums of cash on account...because they are led to believe the Org is BROKE...and they are. They charge ungodly sums of money for services to be delivered by volunteers....UP FRONT. Then the money goes up lines to Miscavige. The Orgs are always kept in emergency. The staff too - we are always scraping to get by. The better for MIND CONTROL TACTICS to work When people have no money, are worked to exhaustion every day....are nullified and invalidated constantly (you can never do or be enough for Scientology) it keeps people weak. This is how they control. The process is to find your ruin....and exploit it. Get you to put a huge amount of money on account....(mainly for public because staff are the slaves that get used to conduct the criminal activities) then...very covertly get you to sign legal dox that prohibit you from getting any refunds. Scientology IMPLANTS the idea that REFUNDS ARE A DIRTY WORD. Scientologists won't use that word. It is a filthy word... much worse than F*CK. This is the A=A=A working within the mind of Scientologists. IF you try to get a refund....Scientology's lawyered up contracts force you to do a routing form that is more clever tactics to get you BACK in...and Scientology calls all money on account "donations" and buried deep within the legal dox are disclosures stating they have a right to keep it. One must say they were "deceived" by Scientology if you want to get your money back. Many members do not know that. I have seen the letters from Scientology attorneys. Scientology hides its clever crimes behind the Religious Cloak and bullies the government officials into backing off...better not get involved in our system...."church and state" and so on and so forth...(sorry - a Scientological slip). 2. Scientology Registrars have no idea what happens to you once you put the money on the account. Their job is done and they move on to victimize the next poor sucker who "believes" in the lies. So...the next person you see is the Course Sup or Dee of Pee. They get your routing form and THEN have you sign the contract. If you ask them WHY do we have to sign the contract - the staffer will LIE. I can't remember what reference - but LRH says something about how the Psych's infiltrate the Orgs and send crazies in....and then SUE $cientology for making them crazy. I think this is what Scientologists believe when SCIENTOLOGY DRIVES PEOPLE TO PSYCHOTIC BREAKS. We are so brainwashed ... we blame EVERYTHING on the Psychs. CRINGE...I did it too. So embarrassing.