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Ex-member speaks out about the Canberra org Australia
By Pertti Muhli
From: P Muhli <m...@dynamite.com.au>
My name is Pertti Muhli. I got railroaded by the Canberra Org in Australia for the amount of $5267. I am writing a knowledge report on Andrew McGowan of the Canberra Org.
Andrew McGowan used pressure to sell me an auditing package. Initially I paid a deposit of $1700. I told Andrew I didn't want to take the rest of my money out of the bank and I was taking a redundancy package from work. Andrew arranged a third person to pay the $3500 on my behalf. However, his cheque bounced. I then blew from staff. A few weeks later Steve Planinac the Qual Sec got into contact with me. He wanted me to come up into the org. I did on 18 April 1999. The first thing Andrew told me when I came in was that I owe this other fellow $3500. I said, I thought the cheque bounced. Andrew instead lead me to believe it had now gone through. I asked ''Is there a receipt?.'' He told me he didn't know. I found soon afterwards, the cheque hadn't gone through. That is the last time I ever stepped foot into that org and was very regretful.
The very next morning on Monday 19 April 1999, I sent Andrew a letter stating I longer wanted to go ahead with auditing. However, two days later, on Wednesday 21 April 1999, in the afternoon I got a phone call from this other guy Andrew had involved. He said he had given a cheque to the Canberra Org and now I had to repay him. He asked me to do it straight away and into the bank account of his company name. The fellow also told me he is in court that afternoon. I told him over the phone, I was very busy that afternoon and I could do it the next day. He was a bit reluctant but accepted as long as it was there the next day. Andrew had plenty of time between those two days to inform the third person the contract is cancelled. Andrew also knew, I was going to be out of work and attending university along with plenty of other bills to pay. Despite this he got hold of my money.
I spoke to a solicitor over the phone a couple of months ago who said it is possibly a police matter. I want my refund on my terms and not theirs.
If Andrew hadn't had done what he did, I would not have any reason to post this or antagonise the Church. The facts here are true and are of public interest so that people are warned of what they may suffer the same tactics if they decided join this cult. Besides, I doubt a knowledgeable judge in a court of law would accept the credibility of this cult. To claim successfully for defamation one must prove that their reputation has been damaged. The reputation of Co$ is not good enough to even be damaged.
I mentioned Scientology to a staff member recently of a Federal politician. As soon as I mentioned it, she warned me of how bad they are and its well known of the methods they use. She said the Police are onto them. My family and friends even warned me when I was involved, I will get ripped off. Shows their reputation. When are they ever going to learn that their bad reputation is only self inflicted?
Things that happened to me aren't isolated incidents. Similar stories are posted all over the internet. I was shown the Scientology critical pages on the internet by another person. I didn't know they existed before this. Reading the critical material about them contributed to my departure.
Scientology, just remember, before you commit another crime, the internet will soon know. The internet may one day keep you honest, Scientology.