The Illuminati was initially established in the 18th century in Bavaria by German philosopher, Adam Weishaupt. The organisation’s initial goals involved opposition to prejudice, religion, abuse of state power and gender inequality but was disbanded in 1785. According to Wikipedia, since then, the modern-day ‘Illuminati’ refers to organisations which claim to have links to the original Bavarian Illuminati, and which supposedly control world affairs – but whether these groups are real or fictitious is up for debate.Although the voice on the other end of the phone promises riches and fame, Ward 90 councillor Anthony Still describes the advertisement as a “scam”.He said, “It sounds like someone’s way of getting an easy R500. If this was the real Illuminati, assuming that they exist, they would not be going about recruiting new members in this manner. I think people should be weary of this and should not call the number advertised.He added that these posters are the same as the vulgar signage across the Sandton area, as they are illegally posted on street lamps and traffic lights.