|By Anonymous (126.96.36.199.pldt.net - 188.8.131.52) on Friday, September 21, 2007 - 6:30 am: Edit Post|
I just got an invitation which I reprinted below from someone named Sandra Wilcox. Being wary of invitations like these which use temporary email addresses, I decided to do googling about it and the result yielded this page. Thank you very much for the warning! It is a big help to people like me who work with young people and who might otherwise be tempted to respond to the invitation. This is the invitation I received:
My name is Sandra Wilcox, female, working with (WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN WELFARE) California, U.S.A. We are organizing a youth conference on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and Child Labor taking place from 24th -26th October 2007 at California in the United States and in Guinea-Bissau , from 31st October to 2nd November 2007.
In our request to invite people from various countries around the world, we cordially invite you to participate in these events.
If you are interested to participate and want to represent your country, you may contact the secretariat of the organizing committee for a detailed information and registration.
You may inform them that you were invited to participate by a friend (Sandra Wilcox), 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 these events. You can also inform youths & NGOs in your country about these conferences. The donors of the Organizing Committee will provide round trip air tickets and accommodation for the period of participants stay in the U.S., to all registered participants.
If you are a holder of a passport that may require a visa to enter the United States of America, you may inform the conference secretariat at the time of registration, as the organizing committee is responsible for all visa arrangements and travel assistance's. Below is the contact address of the conference secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org