Mucha atención, circula en internet un Scam con el viejo truco de la organización que te da una beca para participar en un evento, pero al final te pide dinero para enviarlo por Western Union. El correo lo envía de una cuenta "msn.com" y la respuesta la tienes que enviar a una cuenta "gmail.com". Todos los mails enviados provienen de Sudáfrica (IP address 188.8.131.52) y la página referida: "idealworldconcept.org" recién fue registrada hace DOS MESES por alguien llamado "El mago del internet 2008 ("WEB WIZARD2008").
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
From: IWCO IWCO <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN U.S.A. AND U.K. EVENTS OF (IWCO)
PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND UNITED KINGDOM EVENTS OF (IWCO)
We at Ideal World Concept Organization (IWCO) send our warm greetings to our entire
members worldwide. And with great enthusiasm, we wish to invite groups, youths, women
and youth focused organizations to be part of our forthcoming combined international
conference on child labour, abuse and neglect taking place in the United States and the
United Kingdom respectively. The combined conferences are of two segments.
The first segment shall commence in Andalusia, Alabama USA on 16th till 19th June, 2009.The venue is BLUE LAKE AUDITORIUM, 8569 Oakwood lane, Andalusia, Alabama 36241, USA.
The second segment shall take place in London from 22nd till 25th June, 2009 at FLOSSIES CONFERENCE CENTRE Station Road, East Tisted, Near Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3QP, United Kingdom.
1. To discuss the root causes of child labour, abuse and neglect in order to help in
eradicating these social ills.
2. To re-educate and enlighten the youths and adults about these social vices and
also promote community organizing as a tool to re-connect people to each other with
a common goal of building safe, supportive and good communities.
3. To create spaces for the youths of the world to acquire the power of collective action,
critical dialogue and community organizing to undermine child labour, abuse and neglect.
4. To equip the youth and adult participants especially women with vital tools and know-how.
This will aid them in conducting such workshops amongst youths and women in their various
We have noticed that this is an incredible means of interacting with different organizations
of the world on a particular issue as it affects youths, women, children and adults. Moreover, funding may be provided for individuals from qualifying organizations. Provisions have been made for all delegates to this event, all round tickets, feeding and accommodation in USA by our sponsors. Please note that all delegates will take care of their feeding and accommodation in the UK as the resources of (IWCO) do not cover that.
CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION:
Only groups with member delegates between the numbers of five (5) minimum and ten (10) maximum selected would be allowed to participate from each of the selected countries. Also individuals who do not belong to any of the organizations but are sincerely interested to participate should form a group of at least five and then apply as group. Please note that all participants MUST be part of the two segments (U.S.A. and U.K.) or their registration forms will not be processed by the IWCO secretariat.
MODE OF APPLICATION:
Interested organizations should forward the following information about their organization.
1. Aims and objectives of their organization.
2. Organization profile.
3. Achievements so far.
N.B. All intending participants are expected to direct their responses to the coordinator WILLSON DIVINE at email@example.com for more details. The deadline for all application is as set by the Co-coordinating/Organizing Committee of (IWCO). Also note that (IWCO) will only respond and attend to the applications forward to the above contact email address only.
Here's a second version of the spam, with the scam aspect more clearly present: they'll cover the conference fees for you (the bait) except the hotel rooms (the hook). They try to con you into sending money to someone via Western Union on the pretext that it's a hotel booking fee. It's not a hotel: it's the scammer getting his pay-off.
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From: Dr. Devis Golub <firstname.lastname@example.org> [unverified]
Subject: APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION
APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & UNITED KINGDOM EVENTS
You are hereby notified that the Ideal World Concept Organization (IWCO) invites you to attend her International conference holding on 16th till the 19th of June 2009 in the United States of America (USA) and the 22nd till 25th June 2009 in United Kingdom (UK) respectively.
These ground-breaking meeting of the international youth movements and other related NGO's, where as many as 200 participants will convene to learning new ways to empower themselves and how to adhere to social norms no doubt shall be a very fruitful one.
These events shall offer our members and others the opportunity to learn, teach, inspire and being inspired. And also to explore the potential of a
performance approach to unleash and nurture the human capacity to
create, collaborate and change the world.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?
The meeting will provide a space where youth and women's rights advocates from diverse backgrounds and working on different issues can engage with each other and with like-minded donors, in order to:
* Provide quality prevention of abuse of the youth and women.
* Frankly discuss how NGO's and women's organizations and movements can work together
* Develop creative and innovative strategies to fight these social ills
* Advance child protection development through innovative projects
WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
Unlike other events of IWCO, this time around an international planning committee which is headed by Prof. Allen Edwards will design a comprehensive program and select some world's celebrated activist and motivational speakers.
The programs shall include the following
* Thought-provoking plenary
* In-depth breakout sessions for strategy-development
* Simulation games to fast-track learning
* Capacity and skills-building sessions
* Debates to stimulate discussion.
In addition to the main program, the meeting will also host book launches, artistic and cultural activities and as with all IWCO events, plenty of space and
opportunity for informal networking and alliance building. All plenary and selected breakout sessions will have interpretation into English, Spanish and French.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
What happens if more than 200 apply? Anyone who is a member of an NGO or progressive youth or women's organization or community-based organization can apply to participate. If more than 200 people apply (as we anticipate), a global selection committee will select a representative 200 from among the applicants. This committee will ensure that the participants at the meeting are truly international and represent a diverse range of interests, issues, and regions. Preference will be given to organizations working for youth & women's rights from South East Asia, Latin America and Africa.
VENUES AND EVENT DATES?
1. The events shall commence on the 16th till the 19th of June, 2009 at
Blue lake auditorium,
8569 Oakwood lane,
Andalusia Alabama 36241
2. While the second segment in London shall commence on the 22nd till 25th still in June, 2009 at Flossies Conference Centre
Hampshire , GU34 3QP
London , UK
I CANNOT AFFORD - CAN YOU HELP?
IWCO has set up an Access Fund to support the travel costs and hotel room bills for participants who are unable to raise sufficient funds on their own. All
participants however will be expected to fund raise for their hotel bills in UK, which will not be waived. This will help ensure that only those who most need and want to be at the meeting will be there. Applicants who need assistance
can apply to the Access Fund at the same time they apply to participate.
ARE THERE AIRPORT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF?
The Protocol Officers of these events shall be on ground to Pick-Up and drop-Off participants and these transportation services are free.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
All Interested organizations should forward the following information about their organization Aims and objectives of the Organization profile Achievement so far. Participants MUST be a group of minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 persons to qualify for registration.
N.B. Contact Dr. Devis Golub at email@example.com for more details. The deadline for application is as set by the Organizing Committee. Also note that (IWCO) will only respond and attend to only applications forward to the above contact email address.
Dr. Devis Golub
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.