Annual Global Youth Conference 419 Scam
PLEASE NOTE: The persons, companies or organisations mentioned in the example(s) below are not responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals, pretending to act on behalf of these institutions/persons, initiate these scams and abuse the reputable names of these well-known institutions/persons, to add a false sense of security to these fraudulent e-mails. Also note that some scammers act on behalf of certain organisations that do not even exist.
Date: 16 October 2006
From: GLOBAL YOUTH CONFERENCE <[DELETED]@aol.com>
Subject: ANNUAL GLOBAL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2008.
You have been invited to attend our ANNUAL GLOBAL YOUTH conferences which are to
take place, firstly in the United States of America by January 2008,and also in
Europe by January 2008.
We will like you to attend both conferences with your Friends.
This conference is organized annually by non-Governmental Organizations that have
many sponsors all over the World and mostly here in the USA.
We shall take care of all your traveling Documents if you are willing and ready to
The aim of this Conference is to teach the youths to fight against war/child Abuse
and many other interesting Topics will be discussed.
It is totally your choice since it will be an opportunity for you to meet people
from other parts of the World.
If you would like to attend the conference, you are expected to send your full
name and contact details to our Personel Department for them to prepare Your
invitation letter and traveling Documents for you.
ANNUAL GLOBAL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2008,
CONTACT PERSON: Madam [DELETED],
United State of America.
At first glance this may look legitimate, but the use of free e-mail addresses, a different e-mail address to reply to and the prospect of collecting a lot of personal and sensitive information are all signs of a common 419 scam.
They pretend to prepare your travelling documents and book a place for you at the Annual Global Youth Conference in exchange for a "small" fee. The only problem is, you will never get these documents and you will never attend this conference if you work through these idiots, you will only loose your money.
Remember no legitimate organisation will send spammy invitations like this.