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All-expenses conference!

Discussion in 'science and environment' started by laptop, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    This wonderful offer just in:


    Streetview for the postcode link for the alleged hotel gives a clue.
     
  2. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    Another clue from New Scientist Feedback:

     
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  3. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    And here's what I'll be sending off as soon as I get to access a suitably stupid email account:

     
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  4. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    With a name like that, you really need an @dalkey.com address.
     
  5. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    Shhh! :)
     
  6. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    You're right, though: Dalkey University
     
  7. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    :cool: :D
     
  8. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    Others are welcome to play with them...
     
  9. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    And they've accepted the paper, oddly enough:

    So it appears to be the same scam as before - they collect hotel registration. I think...

    Anyone else?
     
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  10. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    I forgot - the hotel got back:

    Now, the question is: how does Western Union work?

    If the scammers turn up at a branch in, for example, Lagos, with documentation "proving" that they are Mr Kristian Smith of 26 Brook Street, London - do they get to collect cash?

    I discover that "Liberty reserve" is a similar service - has anyone used that?

    Anyway, I replied asking for an IBAN number :)

    Jo De S
     
  11. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    They're asking for a copy of the Western Union receipt, which has some number on it which acts as an identifier. I believe you need the identifier but not necessarily identification to obtain the funds.

    Previous incarnations of this scam have offered free airline tickets, meals and expenses in return for booking the hotel, I hope you'll be asking for your Professor De Selby ;)
     
  12. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    Seems plausible...

    This one's offer is nearly as good as I've seen -

    Others offered that only for delegates from developing countries.

    How far back do these scams go, then?
     
  13. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    It's on the scamwarners website, so I would think it's been floating around for a few months at least.
     

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