Stupid Punts!

Stupid Punts!


Examples of the "Nigerian scam" that flood my email box everyday.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

This scammer has clearly taken heed of what I have been saying about scammers lacking imagination. Instead of the usual drivel about winning lotteries or dead men's' bank accounts, this scammer claims that he is running a conference for those organisations and individuals interested in aiding those affected by war.

The problem is that the email is badly written, the sender's email address is based in Russia and the scammer wants my passport number.

A clear set of danger signals.

Never, ever, ever send your passport number, birth details or any other personal details to a stranger who approaches you in this manner.

This is a scam designed to steal your id.

Dearš Colleagues,
It is with great enthusiasm that we the members of CANADA FOREIGN
WORKERS RECRUITMENT PROGRAMME(CFWRP) United kingdom, invites organizations,
youths and youth-focused organizations to take an active role in the
forthcoming International conferences taking place in the United States and
Republique of Benin (West Africa).

The first international conference on Children Affected by War will
take place from 25th– 30th June, 2006 at North Henderson City Kentucky USA
and will focus on the global imperatives of War. While the second phase
conference which will take place in Benin Republique with themes of preventive
measures, POLICY alternatives, dialogue. This conference will begin
on 5th–10th July, 2006.

We believe this is an incredible opportunity to network with
like-minded individuals and organizations in the promotion and development of
proactive youth involvement and healthy environment in our communities.
I am the chairman organizing committee of the above coming events. We
picked your e-mail address from the website forwarded to us by the
European and African Students Association in the U.S. Our independents donors
will finance all round flight tickets, feeding and accommodation
throughout the conference in the United States for all participants. The
committees will process U.S visas for all participants requiring
visas to the United States. The visa will be processed and authorized in the
United States by the U.S Bureau of citizenship and immigration services, a
Bureau of U.S Department of Homeland security. The confirmation will be sent
by fax to the U.S Embassy in your country and a copy will be also faxed
to the participants.

We are only giving rooms for existing and active organizations to
participate in these events as chance are limited. We therefore ask
your organization if they will participate to forward the following
information’s about their organization
1) Aims and objectives of the Organization.
2) Organization’s profile.
3) Achievements .
Send your response to the secretary organizing committee to apply for
participating in these events. Only four or five members will be
allowed to participate from each of the selected countries. Individuals who do
not belong to any organization but are interested to participate should
form a group of five people and forward their names and passport numbers to
the secretary.
Please send your response only to the email address underneath.
Chairman organizing committee

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