How to Know that This is a scam!!!!.. or not.

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Special Report: Beware of Internet Scams involving Peace Corps or World Youth Organizations: International conference on Child Abuse and Racism (USA/Italy): How to Know that This is a scam!!!!.. or not.

By ueda arusha tz ( - on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 10:41 am: Edit Post

Seven points that help you to know if this is a scam:

1. Normally the sender posses the free Email account
2. The sender claims to get your email from the internet
3. The sender gives the victim too many promises
4. No any prior relationship
5. No any request made by the victim on the issues before
6. Request of payments are made by the sender in whatsoever means at the end of the processes
7. Victims requested to make things confidential

Check the sample below:

From : Howards Nancy
Sent : Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:50 AM
To :
Subject : You are invited

Dear Friend,

My name is Nancy Howard, female, working with (WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN WELFARE) California, U.S.A. We are organizing a global youths combined conferences taking place from February 23rd -25th 2006 at California in the United States and in Guinea-Bissau, from March 2nd -4th 2006.In our request to invite people from various countries around the world,

I went in search of e-mails on the web site as a means of contacting youths and organizations .As a result, I picked your e-mail from an N.G.O`s website. If you are interested to participate and want to represent your country, you may contact the secretariat of the organizing committee for details and information.

You should also inform them that you were invited to participate by a friend of yours (Nancy Howard), who is a member of the American Youths 4 Peace and a staff of (WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN WELFARE). I believe that we may have the opportunity to meet if you may be willing to participate in this event. You can also inform youths & NGOs in your country about these conferences. The benevolent donors of the Organizing Committee will provide round trip air tickets and accommodation for the period of participantsí stay in the U.S., to all registered participants.

If you are a holder of passport that may require visa to enter the United States you may inform the conference secretariat at the time of registration, as the organizing committee is responsible for all visa arrangements and travel assistances.

Below is the contact address of the conference secretariat:By Tel/Fax: 1-425-671-3781 or by email:

Nancy Howard

By Anonymous ( - on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 2:30 am: Edit Post

I receive the same letter and already sent CFA 388,000 to Charles Randmond Littlewood to book a room hotel name`s souptown hotel with URL and the manager name Fabio Mendes
At first I receive an email from Theodore Brown, and become Josephine Kitson, then Barry Taylor than Dr.Melvin Underwood
Up to know I do not the letter is a scam or not, but after I have read this letter I become doubt

By tsetsegerdene ( on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 3:53 am: Edit Post

Souptown hotel Manager Fabio Mendes
Administrative Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the
International Confrence on child Abuse

We transfered to souptowm hotel, Guinea-Bissau on the 1st of December 3000 USD as a refundable deposit for the second phase of the International Conferense on Child Abuse. Copy of the transferring through Western Union we enclose herewith. But until today we have not received any information or Confermation about the receipt of that amount neither from you not from Guinea-Bissau.
So please reply us as soon as possible. we kindly ask you to send us confermation of receipt that amount.

Sincerely yours

UBCMW director
Suvd Purevsuren

By Anonymous ( - on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 10:45 am: Edit Post

Its even alive in UK; I have recieved following message today!! so beware of scams!!


You are hereby notified that the Global Youth Welfare Organization invites you to attend her youth conference holding in September 2007 in USA/UK based on Motherhood and Child Mortality. These ground-breaking meeting of the international youth movements and other related NGO's, where as many as 500 participants will convene to learning new ways to empower themselves and how to adhere to social norms shall be a 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.
The meeting will provide a space where youth & women's rights advocates from diverse backgrounds and working on different issues canengage 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 GYWO , instead, international planning committee which is headed by Prof. Steve Robbins will design a comprehensive program and select speakers.
The programs shall include:
* Thought-provoking plenary;
* In-depth breakout sessions for strategy-development;
* Simulation games to fast-track learning;
* Capacity and skills-building sessions; and
* 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 GYWO 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.
What happens if more than 500 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 500 people apply (as we anticipate), a global selection committee will select a representative 500 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 .
The events shall commence on the 21st and end on the 24th of September 2007 at
Alley Theatre,
615 Texas Avenue ,
Houston , TX 77002
While the second segment in United Kingdom shall commence on the 27th and end on the 30th of September 2007 at
Bisley's Place, Bisley Camp,
Brookwood, Woking ,
Surrey , GU24 0NP ,
United Kingdom
GYWO 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 Italy , 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.
The Protocol Officers of these events shall be on ground to Pick-Up and drop-Off delegates for free.
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 5-10 persons to qualify for registration. Contact formore details, the deadline for application is as set by the Organizing Committee.
Edna Duncan

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