Hi...my name is Bob...I live in the beautiful state of Colorado.
My son was going down the wrong road by abusing drugs and alcohol...he came to us for help which at that time my parents, his grandparents, decided to pay $25,000 to send him to Narconon Freedom Center in Albion, Michigan.
He went there in Dec of 2011
On the morning of the sixth day that he was there, our son called and informed us that he felt that there was something wrong there. So we spent a few hours looking up any information on them and found out that they were a front base facility for scientology, which was not in any of there information on their web sites. So a few hours later my son called us and to our surprise he had already found out that it was scientology. He informed them on the 6th day that he no longer wanted to remain there. And we agreed.
On the 7th day his grandparents notified them that they would be expecting a refund according to the contract which states a refund would be given if my sons stay was 7 days or less. They agreed that the contract would be met.
That has been 7 months ago...all of their requirements have be met and all that my parents have received are lies after lies. After several months I contacted my sons counselor Tim who stated that this was rediculous and didnt know why the money had not been sent back yet. He said he would look into it for us. He contacted Valerie in accounting.
Valerie had contacted my father in the past promising that the "check was in the mail" time after time after time...then my wife contacted Valerie and was convinced by her that the "check would be in the mail, which never came. Then I contacted Valerie, she said the funds would be released the following week and of couse no money.
We've tryed to contact the "big boss" Brian, he's unavailable. Sorry for no last names, that seems to be unavailable too.
So what we have here is a rip-off and breach of contract. We feel this is theft and possibly border line criminal, inflicted on 82 yr old grandparents for $25000. Is this how scientology funds their organizations? Looking for help in any way I can.
P.S. Is it true that Tom Cruz and Will Smith r part of this? Maybe we should contact them for the return of the 82 yr old grandparents money.