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Magnus discovers Scientologists using craigslist to scam the public

magnusWe haven’t heard from our man Magnus, Robot Fighter for a while, but he stumbled on something that really torqued him off.

You may recall that Magnus, Robot Fighter was a 1960′s Gold Key comics series that postulated that the world had been taken over by robots in the year 4000 A.D. and the only hope for the de-subjugation of mankind was Magnus, a human that was raised by a robot to combat the ruthless suppression of mankind by robot-kind.

Magnus trained until his body was as hard as steel and his karate-chops could dismember a robot in a flash.

One of our field informants took on the Magnus persona because he saw that the Church of Scientology Inc had turned into nothing but cruel heartless robots, with no ability to think for themselves.

Anyway, our man Magnus got a piece of e-mail promo from the church that looked like this:

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From:
Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: SUCCESS THROUGH COMMUNICATION-Learn Communication Skills
To:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/grp/3721361706.html

Following the link took him to the craigslist entry that looks like this:

A Group for Spiritual Improvement

Do you feel like you suffer from depression, anxiety attacks, or stress? Let us help you. If you don’t want to see a psychiatrist or take medications, you have found the right group! We specialize in non-drug solutions to stress, anxiety, and depression, and we don’t believe in taking pills to fix emotional issues. We want you to gain for yourself the strength to make life peaceful, happy, and fun again. Call Cristina or Randy at (727) 501-9996. Address is 2907 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770.  
 belleair

 Having just received a piece of promo from the church promoting the Belleair Mission, he got suspicious and called the number.

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>Brring, brring<

J. Random Staff Member: Belleair Mission.

Magnus: Oh, sorry. I thought this was the number for the Communications Skills Course.

JRSM: It is!

M: But that’s not what you said when you answered the phone. What was it you said?

JRSM: Belleair Mission.

M: You’re a mission? You’re part of a church?

JRSM: Yes, this is the Church of Scientology Mission of Belleair.

M: Scientology? But your craigslist ad doesn’t say a single word about Scientology!

JRSM: Yes. Well, uh….

M: So you’re deliberately giving partial or misleading information in a craigslist ad? Isn’t that against craigslist policies?

JRSM: Well, uh….

M: Does the Florida State government know you’re trying to defraud people?

JRSM: Well, uh….

M: Do you know what a lousy reputation Scientology has in the world?

JRSM: Well, uh….

M: Do you know that people are leaving Scientology in droves?

JRSM: Well, uh….

M: How many people’s time have you wasted with a misleading lying advertisement?

JRSM: Well, uh….

M: The answer’s “at least this one”. I don’t know what kind of game you’re playing but I intend on making sure it gets corrected!

JRSM: Well, uh….

>click<

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So our man Magnus strikes again.

— written by Plain Old Thetan

P.S. In July 2012, DreamWorks Animation bought a number of comics titles with the idea of making feature films from the existing characters, and Magnus, Robot Fighter was one of the titles. I’m looking forward to having some video clips to accompany Magnus’ reports.

 

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4 Comments

samutom  on May 10th, 2013

And here I always thought that Craig’s List was for prostitution.

palmas74  on May 12th, 2013

Just check last fridays and before craig’s list tampa ads, click on groups

they are desperate

PlainOldThetan  on May 12th, 2013

Good spot. I just went to http://tampa.craigslist.org/grp/ and found the craigslist tampa group area littered with pointless little ads for “help” at that address that don’t mention Scientology.

I remember in about 1992 the Scientology Mission I was working at got an OCA from two “FSMs” for Orange County org because the submitter wasn’t really in OC’s service area. On closer examination we saw that the OCA had been excised of all information about Scientology, including the copyright/trademark notices. Turned out all we ever got from that FSM “group” was mystics and magic seekers whose devotion to alternate practices automatically disqualified them for Scientology services.

Our man Magnus submits a GAT II report from the field  on October 10th, 2013

[…] Magnus first appeared on our site in June 2011. He takes no end of pleasure in engaging the Scientology Inc mindless robots in pitched battle. As he freely admits, it’s unfair to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent. But he enjoys it so much, he does it regularly. One of his recent adventures was in May 2013, when he reported that Scientology Inc was trying to do free…and deceptive…advertising on Craigslist. […]

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