Scam invitations to non-existent conferences
#140061 by Brooks Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:08 pm
4th Annual Climate Change, Science, and Business Conference 2013 - (ICSCB 2013).

This Conference Scam claims to be the (NON-EXISTENT) 4th Annual Climate Change, Science, and Business Conference 2013 at the (NON-EXISTENT) Crystal Palace Hotel.

This scam promises free airline tickets in exchange for paying for a hotel room at a hotel THAT DOES NOT EXIST. Victims pay money and NEVER RECEIVE THE AIRLINE TICKETS!!!

This fake conference is "scheduled" to be held 31 January - 04 February 2013 at the NON-EXISTENT Crystal Palace Hotel, 517 Denmark Street, Hanwell, London, W7 1QH, UK.

This scam's fake website ( http://icsbc.org.uk/index.htm ) and the fake hotel's website ( http://crystalpalacehotel.co.uk/ ) are in the process of being suspended.

The fake conference claims the following contact information:

Dr. Gilbert Jonathan
Conference Director
Phone: +44 (702) 408-1095
Fax: 07024096357 or email: [email protected]
55, Lavender Gardens
Battersea, London, SW11 1DJ, UK

The fake hotel claims the following contact information:

Crystal Palace Hotel
David Rolland
Email: [email protected]otel.co.uk
517 Denmark Street, Hanwell, London, W7 1QH, UK
Tel: Phone: +44 70 2406 2581

The phone numbers (+44 70...) are redirect numbers which make it appear the person is in the UK, but actually, they can receive the call any place in the world. See this topic for further information: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16485

This FAKE CONFERENCE offers "Free" grant money for attendees of the conference. The scammers require advance hotel payment (for a non-existent hotel) in exchange for the "free" airline tickets that do not exist.

The SCAM claims:
"Participants whose work has been accepted must pay £500. The rest of the inscription fee will be covered accordingly with the amount and dates of the conference call. Participants from developing countries of Asia, South America, Africa are not meant to pay this."

"Note: Participants from developing country are not expected to pay for their registration fees, ICSCB 2013 organizers will take care of that. You are only required to book your accommodation at Crytal Palace Hotel. Only participants with hotel reservation receipt from Crystal Palace Hotel will be issued invitation Letters.

Hotel fees paid at the Crystal Palace shall be reimbursed on your arrival to the conference venue by our sponsors."
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