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Scientology Critics Find That Someone Wants Their Cellphone Records - Village Voice (blog)
28 April 2011, 5:19 pm

What a week it's been in the world of Scientology watching. After a bizarre goon squad tried to intimidate Marty Rathbun at his Corpus Christi home, and then character actor Michael Fairman made public his excommunication declaration, things seemed to be whipping up into something of a fervor.

And now, within a day of each other, both Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder, the two most high-ranking and high-profile defectors in recent Scientology history, were each notified by T-Mobile that someone was using Social Security Numbers to get into their cellphone records.

Coincidence? Mike Rinder tells me absolutely not.

Just four years ago, Rinder was the chief spokesman of Scientology and head of its covert operations wing, the Office of Special Affairs. Since his defection in 2007,
he's spoken out, denouncing the church he was once paid to made look good.

He says there's no question in his mind who wants to get a look at his cell phone records, and those of Rathbun.

"Of course the church has my social, through my employee records," he told me today by phone from Florida, where he lives. "I'm sure there was some order that was issued [to get the records]."

At his blog, Rathbun noted that someone had used his wife's Social Security Number to change the password on their T-Mobile cellphone. When that happened, the phone automatically received a text message about it.

Rathbun told me that he really wasn't surprised, and that he expected Scientology would use private investigators to access his phone records.

"I've always assumed that they have my phone records," he told me by phone today. "I won't call people back unless they want Scientology to know it."

Rinder believes talk at Rathbun's blog about an ongoing FBI investigation into Scientology may be what motivated someone to access the phone records of the two recent defectors.

"There was a bit of panic on Marty's blog about the ongoing federal investigation," Rinder says. "It happened yesterday. I get one of those little text messages on my phone, saying that my PIN number was being changed. I called and spoke to someone at T-mobile. They said, 'Someone called to get your account information.''

more at http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/04/scientology_cri.php
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Scientology Critics Find That Someone Wants Their Cellphone Records - Village Voice (blog)
28 April 2011, 5:19 pm

What a week it's been in the world of Scientology watching. After a bizarre goon squad tried to intimidate Marty Rathbun at his Corpus Christi home, and then character actor Michael Fairman made public his excommunication declaration, things seemed to be whipping up into something of a fervor.

And now, within a day of each other, both Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder, the two most high-ranking and high-profile defectors in recent Scientology history, were each notified by T-Mobile that someone was using Social Security Numbers to get into their cellphone records.

Coincidence? Mike Rinder tells me absolutely not.

Just four years ago, Rinder was the chief spokesman of Scientology and head of its covert operations wing, the Office of Special Affairs. Since his defection in 2007,
he's spoken out, denouncing the church he was once paid to made look good.

He says there's no question in his mind who wants to get a look at his cell phone records, and those of Rathbun.

"Of course the church has my social, through my employee records," he told me today by phone from Florida, where he lives. "I'm sure there was some order that was issued [to get the records]."

At his blog, Rathbun noted that someone had used his wife's Social Security Number to change the password on their T-Mobile cellphone. When that happened, the phone automatically received a text message about it.

Rathbun told me that he really wasn't surprised, and that he expected Scientology would use private investigators to access his phone records.

"I've always assumed that they have my phone records," he told me by phone today. "I won't call people back unless they want Scientology to know it."

Rinder believes talk at Rathbun's blog about an ongoing FBI investigation into Scientology may be what motivated someone to access the phone records of the two recent defectors.

"There was a bit of panic on Marty's blog about the ongoing federal investigation," Rinder says. "It happened yesterday. I get one of those little text messages on my phone, saying that my PIN number was being changed. I called and spoke to someone at T-mobile. They said, 'Someone called to get your account information.''

more at http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/04/scientology_cri.php
Laughable. Dumb and Dumber broadcast tele provider info. FYI Village voice. NO ONE in the real world cares!

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I'm glad the Village Voice is willing to do articles on scientology, although I do wish they'd focus on some other aspects than Marty and Mike.  Marty and Mike are not the problem with scientology.  There are lots of exes with stories to tell.  I'm afraid the VV has been Dev-T'ed1.

However, I am also glad Marty and Mike are ready and willing to take on the Super SP role and take the OSA attention off of others.

1 Dev-T: Developed Traffic, a distraction, an effort to steer attention away from a topic of substance onto something more innocuous.
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