Former Student: I reported “Fraud” by Raniere to Authorities. You should do so Now!


By the Tipster

I’m dedicating that quote to myself and some of my friends today.

More accurate for us might be “The Devil Lives Amongst Us and Is Hiding as an Angel”.

Everybody who is like me who has taken the courses and made their way up the organization is probably questioning everything that they believe in life.

We were all duped. Completely duped by a sociopath.

Here’s the thing: Everything was a lie and we all bought into it. Now it’s time to question how he was able to do it and why we all bought it.

More important. Now is the time to act.

Everyone who took the courses was defrauded.

Prior to taking the courses, I was told Keith had a photographic memory (and could remember everyone’s name in the course just by seeing their face), that he was the smartest man in the world (read about the test he took on this website) and that he was enlightened (I guess enlightenment means sleeping with a lot of women and branding them). All of which were lies told by his co-conspirators.

I’ve had many interactions with Keith (as well as coaching) and he couldn’t remember my name or anyone else’s. I’ve been to V-week almost every year for the last five years and judging how he is around women he is attracted to… this is not an enlightened man. This is a horn dog sociopath. I feel stupid and ashamed.

I drank the Kool-aid.

And if you want proof you aren’t dealing with a highly intellectual man, watch any of the videos labelled Keith Raniere on Youtube but especially this one: (start at 18:45, but if you want to hear more drivel start earlier. Look at Grace Park’s face. She thinks he is crazy too.)

Any of the videos will show any rational person that this isn’t a genius. It’s a man who talks in circles in a pseudo-intellectual way.

None of this matters. The reality is we’ve all been defrauded. In a heinous way. There are things we can do about it.

Contact the authorities:

1) FBI Albany – 200 McCarty Avenue, Albany, NY 12209, (518) 465-7551

2) Albany County Sheriff’s Department:, 518-487-5400

3) Attorney General Albany – 518-776-2000

4) Contact the FTC:

5) NY state Consumer Protection board – 800-697-1220

6) NY Better business bureau – Email:, Phone: 212-533-6200

If you feel you’ve been defrauded, I suggest you contact all of these agencies, since you never know which one will act. The women who have been branded, I implore you to contact each of those places (especially the top four) but everyone else who feels they were duped should also contact the authorities.

Consider suing the organization to get your money back. As we were all defrauded, these lawsuits could happen in small claims court and cost everyone as little as $15 in Albany Small Claims court. Massive lawsuits will cause issues for the organization and bring it down.

Let me make this clear…

Right and wrong in this scenario is abundantly clear. And you can act. Do what’s right. And right now you have to make a decision whether to take a stand or to pretend nothing happened.

Sometimes you can only take bad people down through numbers. This may be one of those instances.

If you did learn anything of value in the courses, it is that looking away and pretending nothing has happened is ethically wrong.

The time to act is now. I’ve heard rumors that Keith may be thinking about fleeing (not sure his hubris would allow that). And rumors of much worse. This means ‘time is of the essence.’

I’ve done this already myself.

Send all of the authorities to this site.

Make the world a better place and do the right thing. Do the ETHICAL thing and report fraud if you feel you’ve been defrauded by ESP lies.


The people below may have committed fraud:

Lauren Salzman and Allison Mack have taken collateral [to blackmail and extort students] and refuse to return it.
Although Keith Raniere has kept his fingerprints off of the DOS slavery and branding process, his culpability is evident. 


Behind the coercion is the money that Sara and Clare Bronfman bring to Mr. Raniere. Clare has perjured herself in numerous legal cases and will likely to do again.
niucki exec pro
Actress Nicki Clyne is deeply involved in taking collateral which is in essence a form of extortion.
dr roberts
While some sympathize with Dr. Roberts, it is clear that if she doesn’t break soon and give evidence, she is one of the most likely people to be charged. She did the human branding.
marianna fernandez
Marianna Fernandez is a major co-conspirator in the slavery ring – and has abetted illegal Mexican women to fall under Mr. Raniere’s slavery for years. She seems one of the most likely to be charged.




Monica Duran is said to be the brains behind the Mexican teenage girls who come to Albany to be groomed for Mr. Raniere’s “teachings.”
Dani Padila is said to be the topmost slave to Mr. Raniere and reportedly ushered Allison Mack into the harem.
jimina garza
Jimina Garza is working to boost Mexican women’s participation. The age of consent in Mexico is 12.
Ringleader Allison Mack

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  • FYI: After reading your letter on June 16th, 2017 i sent it and links to the Frank Report to the New York Times and requested them to independently investigate your claims.

    Thank you for your courage to speak out and I hope you are recovering from the trauma.

  • Small claims court? They milked way more than small claims court allows? I do agree however ALL the courses money should be restitution to all defrauded as mandatory.

  • It looks like Grace is more incredulous at 14:41. Look at her face for some seconds. This is after the ridiculous point where Raniere says lying to a neighbor about being their long lost relative and is analogous to acting. The guy is a tool. The former is real life scenario, where the latter is a contrived one. It is not the actor’s fault that a person or fan who watches their show conflates fantasy with reality and thinks the actor is the real person. They only know the character being played. Acting is not real. It is only made to seem real. Therefore, it puts the actor under no obligation to deal with them as he suggests because they didn’t cause the misunderstanding. It is the fan’s who conflates two different contexts.

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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