FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 253
February 4th, 1972
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Re: Church of Scientology
This office has been consulted by three young men in connection with their
association with the Church of Scientology, Toronto, which is a branch of
an international organization by the same name.
I am writing to request whether or not you have had any reason to
investigate this organization and their activities in the United States,
and the results, if any, of such investigation. I would be interested to
know whether or not you have received any complaints concerning the
dealings of the Church of Scientology especially with young people.
It appears that there may be reason to believe that this outfit has used
very high pressure tactics with young people especially in extracting
money for courses, and further that while hiding under the guise of a
church, it is in fact a very highly profitable business.
We would appreciate whatever information you can provide to us in the way
of reference or fact.
Yours very sincerely,
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