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There is an increasing number of fraud meeting announcements being distributed by e-mails, leading colleagues to pay registration fees for meetings that are scams. Here we provide a list of such meetings. If you know of any such meeting announcements, please let us know so that we can include the meeting in the black list below. Please, forward any relevant information (including the spam mails) to info@geo-tasks.org.


Date Contacts Type Meeting description Venue, Co-locations, other information GEO/GEOSS Activities
20-24 October 2013 and 26-30 October 2013 secretary.aliceannaden@gmail.com CO Title: World Conference on Human Rights (W.C.H.R) against Child Protection & HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prostitution, Sex Work and forced Labor
Description:This is a fraud conference announcement. The World Conference on Human Rights (W.C.H.R) against Child Protection & HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prostitution, Sex Work and forced Labor has been announced many times in similar ways. The current announcement, which is puplished by e-mail and in a number of facebook pages is for a fraud conference scheduled to take place from October 20th – 24th 2013 in 228 Park Avenue South New York U.S.A, and from 26th – 30th of October 2013 in Dakar-Senegal. At Dakar Conference Center Dakar-Senegal, West -Africa. The announcement states: "We are inviting people with conscience/NGO's, Individuals and cooperate organization from all countries around the world. For more information you are to contact the conference secretariat via e-mail: secretary.aliceannaden@gmail.com." The fact that there is no conference web page and a gmail address for the secretariat indicates that fraud nature.

There was actually a World Conference on Human Rights held in 1993 by the United Nations, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_Conference_on_Human_Rights and the people behind the fraud announcement are using this title for their scam.

Unknown Please inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
20-25 May 2013 See the fraud invitation. WS Title: 3rd International Workshop for Development and Funding
Description:This is a fraud invitation aiming to get registration fees of $350 per person for up to four persons per organization, promising free air tickets.
Unknown Please inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
19-21 October 2012 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: Low Carbon Earth Summit 2012 (Five Concurrent Events-New Energy Forum)
Description:This is a fraud invitation similar to many others under a number of URLs all starting with http://www.bit..." These conferences all are announced for venues in China. For this particular conference the announcement looks professional, but when surfing through the website, one gets to a number of other domains.
Guangzhou, China Please inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
20-23 September 2012 See the first, second, and third fraud invitation. CO Title: 1st Annual World Congress of Ocean-2012 (WCO-2012)
Theme: New Wave of World Marine Economy
Description:This is a fraud invitation similar to many others under a number of URLs all starting with http://www.bit..." These conferences all are announced for venues in China. For this particular conference the announcement looks professional, but when surfing through the website, one gets to a number of other domains. Domains include http://www.bitcongress.com, http://www.bitlifesciences.com/, http://www.biteomics.com/, bit-lcesummit.com, lcesummit.com. Also, the company profile at has a number of inconsistencies.
World EXPO Center, Dalian, China Please inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference announcement. Other sites flagging these announcements as fraud are https://www.ionicviper.org/forum/bit-life-sciences-scam and http://www.oceanographerschoice.com/2010/09/phishy-conference/.
28th August - 1st September 2012 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: Clean and Renewable Energy Conference and Climate Change (CRECCC).
Description:This is a fraud invitation. It is sent in the name of the Working Group on Climate Change, which does not exist. The announcement is signed by Dr. (Mrs.) SUSAN JOHNSON, CRECCC'12, SECRETARY. Similar conferences were previously announced rather frequently (see the many announcements included in the main list).
Previously, people who submit an abstract got a link to a web page to pay registration fees. After some time, the pages were removed by the hosting service, often after people had paid and lost money.
Not given Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
16th - 20th June 2011 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: CLEAN ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE.
Description:This is a fraud invitation by the Working Group on Climate Change, which does not exist. They claim that “the purpose of this conference is to provide an international forum for leading experts, opinionleaders and decision-makers of the development and climate community as well as for interested members of the public to contribute their perspectives to the discussion on climate governance/global warming.” Similar conferences were previously announced several times; all at venues in London. See the list of fraud conferences fro examples. This spam activity has been going on for some time and has hurt many colleagues. See the information available here concerning earlier spam conferences.
Not given. London, United Kingdom Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
20-24 April, 2012 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: Global Conference on Clean Energy and Climate Change (GCCECC 12).
Description:This is a fraud invitation. It is sent out by the Working Group on Climate Change - 32 St James's Square, London, Greater London SW1Y 4JR, UK. Phone: +447035902516, +447024088266, which does not exist. The announcement is signed by William Reed. Similar conferences were previously announced rather frequently (see the many announcements included in the main list).
Previously, people who submit an abstract got a link to a web page to pay registration fees. After some time, the pages were removed by the hosting service, often after people had paid and lost money.
Not given Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference. A letter is being sent by Marcus Gilbert to those who mistakenly respond to the invitations, see the pdf, which again is providing fake information. The letter states different dates for the meeting than the original announcement. Several people have reported to us that they paid money and lost it. There are also attempts to get money for false hotel reservations, see example.
10-11 February 2012 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: International Scientific Conference on Clean Energy and Climate Change (ISCCECC12).
Description:This is a fraud invitation. It is sent out by the Working Group on Climate Change - 81 East London Street, Edinburgh Midlothian, London EH74BQ,UK .Phone: +44 702 406 8488, +44 702 406 9811, which does not exist. Similar conferences were previously announced rather frequently (see the many announcements included in the main list).
Once people submit an abstract, they get the following web page to pay registartion fees: www.isccecc.co.uk. This page is a fake conference page. The link to the Working Group on Climate Change points to a page that has been removed by the hosting service.
Not given Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
10-11 February 2012 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: International Summit on Climate Change and Economy (ISCCE 12).
Description:This is a fraud invitation. It is sent out by the Climate Change Working Committee, 12 Eaton Row Westminster, London SW1W 0JA, UK. Phone: +44 702 4092 673, +44 702 4087 911, which does not exist. Similar conferences were previously announced rather frequently (see the many announcements included in the main list).
Not given Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
20th - 24th January 2012 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: Conference on Global Warming and Business 2012(ICGWB12).
Description:This is a fraud invitation. Similar conferences were previously announced rather frequently (see the many announcements included in the main list).
Kings Palace Hotel, 25 Brook St, London, W1K 4HB, United Kingdom Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
9th - 13th December 2011 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: Global Warming and Business conference 2011 (GWB11).
Description:This is a fraud invitation. Similar conferences were previously announced as CCNT11 for September 9-13, IRECCC11 ond September 16-20, 2011, CCVT2011 on June 24 - 28, 2011 and CCWT11 for July 22-26, 2011; all at venues in London. For CCVT2011 see the spam mail available here. For CCWT11 see the invitation. This spam activity has been going on for some time and has hurt many colleagues. See the information available here concerning earlier spam conferences.
Kings Garden Hotel, 11, Upper Brook Street, West Central, London, W1K 6PB, United Kingdom Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
21st - 25th October 2011 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: Climate Change Network Group Conference 2011(CCNG11).
Description:This is a fraud invitation by a so-called Climate Change Network Group, which does not exist. They claim that the conference is about "CCNG Conference 2011 themed “Impacts of the Global Recession on Sustainable Development", Global Warming Policy and Markets will provide a platform to discuss the future opportunities and challenges related to the design, development and commercialization of renewable energy innovation, technologies, products and services." Similar conferences were previously announced as CCNT11 for September 9-13, IRECCC11 ond September 16-20, 2011, CCVT2011 on June 24 - 28, 2011 and CCWT11 for July 22-26, 2011; all at venues in London. For CCVT2011 see the spam mail available here. For CCWT11 see the invitation. This spam activity has been going on for some time and has hurt many colleagues. See the information available here concerning earlier spam conferences.
London Garden Hotel, 20 Brook St, Westminster, London, W1K 5DE, United Kingdom Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
24th - 28th October 2011 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: Working Group on Climate Change Conference 11 (WGCC Conference 11).
Description:This is a fraud invitation by a so-called Working Group on Climate Change, which does not exist. Similar conferences were previously announced as CCNT11 for September 9-13, IRECCC11 ond September 16-20, 2011, CCVT2011 on June 24 - 28, 2011 and CCWT11 for July 22-26, 2011 ; all at venues in London. For CCVT2011 see the spam mail available here. For CCWT11 see the invitation. This spam activity has been going on for some time and has hurt many colleagues. See the information available here concerning earlier spam conferences.
Hilton Hotels and Resorts London, United Kingdom Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference.
September 16-20, 2011 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: Third annual International Renewable Energy Conference on Climate Change 2011(IRECCC 2011).
Description:This is a fraud invitation by a so-called Climate Change Working Group, which does not exist. Similar conferences were previously announced as CCVT2011 for June 24 - 28, 2011 and as CCWT11 for July 22-26, 2011 at venues in London. For CCVT2011 see the spam mail available here. For CCWT11 see the invitation. This spam activity has been going on for some time and hurt many colleagues. See the information available here concerning earlier spam conferences.
London, United Kingdom Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference. We already know that several colleagues from developing countries have paid (and lost) registration fees in response to earlier invitations.
9th - 13th September 2011 See the fraud invitation. CO Title: Climate Change Network Team Conference 2011(CCNT11).
Description:This is a fraud invitation by a so-called Climate Change Network Team, which does not exist. Similar conferences were previously announced as CCVT2011 for June 24 - 28, 2011 and as CCWT11 for July 22-26, 2011 at venues in London. For CCVT2011 see the spam mail available here. For CCWT11 see the invitation. This spam activity has been going on for some time and hurt many colleagues. See the information available here concerning earlier spam conferences.
London Garden Hotel, 20 Brook St, Westminster, London, W1K 5DE, United Kingdom Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference. We already know that several colleagues from developing countries have paid (and lost) registration fees in response to earlier invitations.
July 22-26, 2011 See the fraud web page at http://www.ccwt11.com/. See the fraud announcement. CO Title: Climate Change Working Team Conference 2011(CCWT11).
Description:This is a fraud announcement by a so-called Climate Change Working Team, which does not exist. The conference was previously announced as CCVT2011 for the date June 24th - 28th June 2011 at the same venue; see the spam mail available here. The announcement of this previous conference, which was available at http://www.ccvt11.com has been suspended by the host service provider. This spam activity has been going on for some time and hurt many colleagues. See the information available here concerning earlier spam conferences.
Mayfair Garden Hotel, 32 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DL United Kingdom Please do inform colleagues that this is a fraud conference. We already know that several colleagues from developing countries have paid (and lost) registration fees.

Meeting Types: CO: Conference, SY: Symposium/Session, WS: Workshop, WG: Meetings of Working Group, SC: Steering Committees Meeting.


Last edited 22 September 2013

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