Victims, Fraud Tips or Reports

Have you or someone you know been a victim of religious fraud (such as from an evangelist, a ponzi scheme, etc.) or observed unethical behavior in a religious ministry?

Click the following: File an Abuse Report Questionnaire (Please provide contact information which will be kept confidential) If a question is not applicable, move on to the next question…
or, if you have trouble filling out the form — call our office at (214) 827-2625 and we’ll help you fill it out.  Please leave a message if we’re not in.  

Have you been victimized yourself or want to talk to someone?
Please call our Victim’s Helpline– 214-843-0677 or e-mail our investigator Pete Evans at [email protected]

Concerned about confidentiality, want to remain anonymous?  We’ve been protecting the identities of victims and informants since we began.  This is also protected within the legal system.  However, we often cannot use various pieces of information unless we can communicate with you further.  It is extremely important that we have some means of contacting you if we have a question about the information you provide!

We will protect your identity as long as you wish but be advised that an actual witness is considered much more credible than someone who wishes to remain anonymous.


  1. Dan

    There is a man out here in Fairfield, Illinois who calls himself “prophet tom e deckard.” He runs Cradle of Hope International Ministry, inc. He bought an actual island in the turks/caicos island chain down by Haiti. He is encouraging all the members to move with him. This is a business and not a church. I have information on this man and would like to expose him. Please contact me if you’d be interested.

  2. David Montgomery

    Hello my name is David M. I have been a “member” of a baptist “church” just about all my life growing into my early 20’s. I have recently been revealed to the truth of what God really wants his Son’s church to look like. As a result of me seeing some corruption in what i call institutional “churches”, I am going against some issues that attempt to give God a bad name because of the hypocrisy of some who claim to follow in the ways of the Lord. I have vital information that can be used to have “churches” required to pay taxes like they should. Please contact me soon as possible. Thank you and may the one true God in HIs Son Jesus’ name be glorified today!

  3. Diego Omar

    I received mailing from St Matthew’s Churches (Tulsa, Oklahoma) about 2 weeks ago offering to pray for my needs. They included a reply card with postage paid in which they asked me to write my prayer needs, return the card and they will send me a blessed golden crucifix. I did it and received the crucifix with a very personalized letter of three pages and prayer instructions. One of the pages included a donation request. I am currently experiencing difficult circumstances that make me vulnerable to religious manipulative practices. I was about to send money, but something told me to research first. I found out multiple complaints of deception and a report from the Better Business Bureau stating that St Matthews Churches is an unreliable organization. Their website states in “Our History” section that they are not a charity, but a church that gives people the opportunity to worship God with their tithes and offerings. All of that was enough for me to throw their letter and golden crucifix to the garbage. They are just a money machine taking advantage of people in need.


  4. 3/18/16 Update: I got My money back! I called joshua ministries multiple times with no results. All they would tell me is to go pray or promise to call back and never call. I made complaints with Trinity Watchdog and every News organization I could find. Finally, I filed a complaint with the state of Michigan Attorney General fraud department. I immediately got a call asking did I want a check or direct deposit. There is a way to get your stolen money back from these fraudsters & opportunists. Tell everyone!


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