Tsar von Humbug wrote:
To the best of my knowledge, Scientology is obliged, under the terms of the agreement with the IRS, to return "donations" to anyone who asks for a refund.
Nothing voluntary about it at all.
SuzanneMarie, what is it about the word 'voluntary' you don't understand? You are confused because you went past a misunderstood word. Now go back and read it from the beginning.
The Scientology refunds policy predates the IRS agreement by many years. I recall hearing of people who got CoS refunds back in the 1970's.
If you are claiming that some outside agency is forcing CoS to give refunds involuntarily, then you are mistaken.
You are mistaken. Many people have experienced difficulties getting their money back from Scientology. Far from Scientology returning the money voluntarily, people have found getting money out of Scientology harder than extracting rhinoceros teeth. This was certainly the case before the IRS settlement.
Welcome to the
"Demand your money back from Scientology"
Did you ever try to get your money back from the "church" of Scientology? Or didn't you even start trying because you think you'll never manage?
If that's the case you're definitely not the only one. Probably we can be at your service.
Who we are, you wonder? We are a group of ex-"churchies" with, meanwhile, quite a lot of experience with the "refund"-policies of Scientology.
In short we operate this way. The 'org' in question gets a registered letter with the (financial) demands including the moment the payment is expected. When no reaction is received a second registered letter will follow which contains the message that collecting the money will be handed over to an international collecting agency, and, that they are kept accountable for all extra costs. When the 'org' still doesn't react or pay, all necessary juridical steps will be taken.
This way we managed to collect 1 000 000 euro last year.
Our e-mail address is: email@example.com
With kind regards,
The Scientology PayBack Team.
This is from the Demand your money back from Scientology
link from xenu.net's front page, so I believe that the site is bona fide, and the stories they relate of Scientology not returning funds voluntarily are credible.