Do not be fooled by free conference and free airline ticket scam! Nothing is free in this world!
This post is about the free conference and free travel offer fraud from gwdevelopments.org and denisecarrerahotel.com sites. This article is for you, if you received an email from them or are a victim of this scam.
Scammers are now getting a little more sophisticated and registering multiple fake websites to make a free conference scam look real. This one is among many of the free conference scams.
Sample email text of this scam:
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 international conference meeting under the theme “Financial Stability Development and Health Care System” that will be held from November 25th – 30th, 2019, hosted by the Global Wealth Development Organization (GWDO). The Conference is the opportunity to bring together social work and stability development practitioners, academics, key decision-makers, civil society and inventors to address issues central to the mission of the key stakeholders. The Conference is a world conference with the plenary and symposium sessions concentrating on the topics of Financial Development and HealthCare System as it affects our communities and social lives. It is agreed that the Conference will be composed of plenary sessions, symposiums, workshops, poster sessions, field visits, and social events.
The conference sponsors will cover the cost of your round-trip air tickets from your country to the USA and back to your country and we shall also provide assistance for your visa processing with the America embassy in your country. However, you are only responsible for your hotel accommodation here in the United States. We shall send you more information for registration processing immediately after we receive your response of interest.
I look forward to your honorable presence at the conference venue,
Dr. Karin Vincent
GWDO (Global Wealth Development Organization) Details
- Website: gwdevelopments.org
- Sender: Dr. Karin Vincent
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (the email can come from any address)
- Address (fake): 978 Hall St, Austin, TX 75004, USA (This address does not exist)
- Phone: +1 409 373 1303 (this number is also used in another scam.)
Denise Carrera Hotel Details
- Website: denisecarrerahotel.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Address (fake): 3219 Taylor St, Dallas, TX 75226
- Phone: + (1) 512 961 7137
CDSBureau investigation team found that the scammers are trying to get money through fake hotel booking and steal travel documents (like passports) and individual information. The GWDO and Denise Carrera Hotel both have fake addresses and used in multiple scams. Hotel and GWDO domains were registered in April. These domain names are privacy protected and their registrant names are not available. Both the phone numbers mentioned above are voice over IP (VOIP/internet) numbers that can ring anywhere in the world. Hotel website has stolen pictures from various hotel sites including Mark Hotel and Wellington Hotel. gwdevelopments.org has stolen pictures from various websites.
CDSBureau recommends to stay away from them. Don’t provide any of your traveling documents or personal information. Don’t share credit cards or send money.
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