Any form of intrigue, deception, collusion and compulsion must be stopped and is forbidden.
(Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 12)
It demonstrates again that the friends are misled by misinformation and deception, but when logical explanations based on the Teachings are offered to them, if they are sincere, they respond.
(Custodians, Ministry of the Custodians, p. 376)
Protect yourselves with utmost vigilance, lest you be entrapped in the snare of deception and fraud.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 430)