Conference scam from swhfoundation.org and ojgrandhotel.com

This post is about the free conference and free travel offer fraud from swhfoundation.org and ojgrandhotel.com sites. This article is for you, if you received an email from them or are a victim of this scam.

CDS Bureau users have reported about this scam and CDS Bureau investigation team investigated the claim and found that these sites are fraud and run by scammers. Do not engage. Do not send any money to book a hotel. The conference is fake. These sites are fake.

Sample Email Texts:

Dear Sir/Madam,
We are pleased to invite you to attend the international human rights conference which will be taking place from December 14th to 19th 2020 in Dallas Texas USA, the conference is being organized by The Social Welfare and Human Rights Organization. The theme of the conference is “The impact of Covid-19 on the global economy and immigration and the consequence of racial inequality on peaceful co-existence”. The sponsors of this event shall cover your round-trip flight tickets from your country to the USA and back to your country and we shall also provide visa assistance with the U.S Embassy in your country of residence. The hotel accommodation booking cost will be your responsibility. Please contact the conference secretariat for more information and registration for participation:[swhrf.infooffice@zohomail.com]. We look forward to your confirmed presence at the conference.
Respectfully Yours,
Dr. Angela Morgan
Program Coordinator

Another Email Text:

Dear Delegate,
We are delighted to inform you that your request to participate in this forthcoming human rights conference meeting has been accepted by our organization. The forthcoming international conference meeting is open for everyone interested to participate. The human rights conference meeting is scheduled to take place from 14th to 19th December 2020 at OJ Grand Hotel located in Dallas Texas USA. The essence of this conference meeting is to discuss issues of Challenges to Health and Human Rights & Economic Development as a result of Covid-19, Immigration Ban and Racial Inequality in our society and proffer solutions, the forthcoming international conference meeting is organized by the Social Welfare and Human Rights Foundation (SWHRF) here in United States of America. Delegates are accepted to participate together as a group of 2 to 7 persons from each organization or you can also participate as an individual if you don’t have a group. The independent donors and the organization sponsors are responsible for participants traveling documents (Visa) application processing and round-trip flight tickets to attend the conference and there will also be translators present at the conference for all major languages. Please note that participants will only be responsible to pay for their hotel accommodation charges with the recommended hotel. Your registration file will be open after we have received your filled registration forms A and B and your hotel booking confirmation receipt. You are to contact the hotel management immediately and make your room booking to secure your hotel accommodation. We shall send you an official invitation letter immediately after the confirmation of your registration to enable you to obtain the U.S visa to participate in this event. Your visa documents will be processed here in the United States and the approval letter of your visa will be sent to the U.S Embassy in your country and an appointment date given to you for the collection of your visa. All participants are requested to make a paper presentation on the event topics which is ” The impact of Covid-19 on the global economy and immigration and the consequence of racial inequality on peaceful co-existence ” as it affects your society, for all documentation will be published by the Social Welfare and Human Rights Foundation (SWHRF) and certificate will be given to all participants as a representative of 2020 conference meeting. All filled registration forms and hotel booking receipt should be submitted to the conference secretariat office:[swhrf.infooffice@zohomail.com] before [Nov. 15th, 2020.] which is the deadline date to receive filled registration forms and hotel booking receipt. Below is the selected hotel contact for you to secure your room booking and send us the booking receipt along with your filled forms with the scan copy of your passport data page. O.J Grand Hotel Tel: +1 214-506- 1332 Email: booking@ojgrandhotel.com ojgrandhotel@gmail.com Note: immediately after your registration file is opened, your registration documents will be forwarded to the U.S Bureau of Immigrant Affairs (Visa Processing Office) here in the United States for the authorization and approval of your visa documents before faxing the visa documents to U.S Embassy (Consulate Office) in your country of resident and you shall be given a visa appointment date to secure your visa for the conference meeting. We thank you for the interest to participate in this conference and we hope to see you at the meeting venue.
Yours Cheerfully,
Prof. Mike Cooper, (SWHRF Secretariat)
Texas City, (USA)
Tel: +1 214-935-3126
www.swhfoundation.org

Our Investigation Analysist:

Here are a few of the reasons that these sites are fraud:

  • No such organization exists in the USA.
  • These sites are run by the same conference scammers that CDS Bureau reported in its previous posts.
  • These domains are registered this year.
  • Website contains profile of fake people.
  • Their number is a VOIP number and can be any where in the world.
  • No conference organization in USA can process visa papers for anyone.
  • Scammers ask the conference participants to book a fraud hotel that does not exist in the USA. It is not on Expedia or any other travel site.

They are fraud stay away from them and don’t provide your personal information. They can misuse that in other scam. Never share your passport information or anything with them.

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