Wednesday, July 23, 2008

OutFoxing Doctor Scami

File under: Gurubusting and The Siddhi of PR

Fox5 News in Atlanta, Georgia, has the goods on a certain flimflammer named Dr. Commander Selvam, heretofore known as Dr. Scami:
Instead of being uninterested in the trappings of worldly possessions, this swami lives in a million-dollar mansion, drives expensive cars and encourages the faithful to pay thousands of dollars to his Temple. What do his followers get in return? His prayerful help in warding off a variety of problems, everything from marriage and immigration issues, to "bad dreams," "black magic" and "evil power."
The good part is how he paid himself. He collected the credit card numbers of those he was charging for pujas, and then went ahead and charged whatever he wanted for himself. The report is available in two parts for those who care to know the gory details.

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3 Comments:

At 7/24/2008 9:07 AM, Anonymous Vikram said...

Wow I remember seeing this ass clown's ads in the LA neo-spiritual publications that they have in the checkout counters at Whole Foods and hip Yoga studios.

The Indian equivalent are the shady "tantrics" advertised in the Mumbai local trains who claim to cure in 2 days "bad habits" (euphemism for masturbation) and hawk magical amulets and perform exorcism.

Greetings from India, jody!

 
At 7/24/2008 10:22 AM, Blogger jody said...

Greetings from India, jody!

I'm glad you made it safely, V. Please keep us up on the local flora and fauxna.

 
At 7/24/2008 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>"The Indian equivalent are the shady "tantrics" advertised in the Mumbai local trains who claim to cure in 2 days "bad habits" (euphemism for masturbation)"<<<

this gives new meaning to the term: "bad company"..lol!

 

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