Scam invitations to non-existent conferences
#55954 by Raphael Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:00 pm
I received an e-mail from [email protected] from Madam Cynthia Nelson inviting me to a "Developing of Leadership Training Event to be held in the US, Seattle, Washington DC from 30 June 2011 to 4 July 2011, and another one on 'child abuse, sex exploitation and trafficking' in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso from 7 to 11 July 2011. They even have a website www.ycareinternational.up-a.com

I had initially received an e-mail from Eric Evans and the moment I answered, the e-mails started arriving, with promises to pay my air ticket and organise visa. I didn't reply so I'd like to warn other users. If its too good to be true, then it aint true!

#55994 by Katharina Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:56 am
Welcome and thanks for posting, Raphael!

Obviously the scammers went to the trouble to set up a fraudulent web site. We have specialists who can kill most of them given the right information to convince the web host.

Could you please post the original scam mails?
- Delete your own name and address;
- include the headers.

How to get a header:

The sites are hosted for free - no surprise here. Email contacts are via various service providers, obviously.
One of the events was in March; the site seems to have been set up to phish risky information.
#56015 by Katharina Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:50 am
Unfortunately, I haven't a scamwarners address yet. :oops: Must go and get one immediately.

You can copy and paste the mails here, just delete your own name and address.

Actually, we want the text posted here, so a victim who does a Google search can find it.

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