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Don’t be fooled! Scammers are not smart…

By Laju Arenyeka

It may sound strange, but there are more victims of cyber crime in the society than there are perpetrators. And contrary to the belief that scammers are smart, strategic and on top of the game, they merely harp on your inability to pay attention to details than do any major brain work.

In fact they are cowards and careful look into their modus operandi would expose their ignorance and timidity. Here at Glamtech, we want to make sure you are never a victim. That’s why we’ve chosen to open your eyes to the holes in their trap which you may have never thought of. We’ll try to bring a couple of samples every week and let you into their lies.

Now take this for example:

The scam is: You get an email from “The California Human Right Foundation (CHRF US)” inviting you to a global  Congress meeting against Economic Crisis, Child Protection & HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prostitution, Sex Work and forced Labour.

Email sample:

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of California Human Right Foundation CHRF USA, It is a great privilege for us to invite you to global Congress meeting against Economic Crisis, Child Protection & HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prostitution, Sex Work and forced Labor. The aims of the conference are to bring together researchers and practitioners in an effort to lay the ground work for future collaborative research, advocacy, and program development as well as to educate social service, health care, and criminal justice professionals on human trafficking and the needs and risks of those victimized by the commercial sex industry.

The global Congress meeting against Economic Crisis, Child Protection & HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prostitution, Sex Work and forced Labor is scheduled to take place from August 19th – 23rd 2013 in California the United States and in Dakar-Senegal, from August 26th – 30th of 2013. The global congress is hosted by the Campaign against Child Labor Coalition and sponsored by (The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William J. Clinton Foundation and other benevolent donors worldwide.

The target: Non Governmental Organizations, Charity Organizations, Well meaning individuals, people who want to travel abroad.

The catch: These guys would ask you to send money to pay for your hotel room in California, and promise to cover all other costs. As soon as you send the money, you will never hear from them again.

The fact: There is no California Human Rights Foundation. Di

Attention to details: Had you ignored their link, went to google to check them out, contact relevant institutions from the hosting country among other due processes, you would have easily found out.

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