Posted on October 30, 2018
The following is a scam in which the scammer is claiming to host a conference. Due to the victim’s great work in the field, they have been selected to be a keynote speaker for the conference. This conference is a scam and the email is the scammer trying to obtain more information and eventually money from the victim for conference fee.
You can tell this is a scam because the email is generic – the scammer just states “Your work in on Dentistry”. There are also many fonts in the email which indicates a scam as well. If you have received this email please delete it.
From: Dr. John Wesley (Dental Forum 2019 at London, UK) email@example.com
Date: Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 9:55 AM
Subject: Great Opportunity to talk at IDF-2019 on July 15-17 at London, UK
Dear Dr. Victim,
I hope you are doing great. I am the Chair of the International Dental Forum 2019 which is going to be held between July 15-17 at London, UK. I would like to invite you as a Keynote speaker to join our fabulous 2019 Speaker Program.
Furthermore, this is with great pleasure that I would like to extend the invitation to be our keynote speaker and guest of honor at one of our annual conferences. Your work in on Dentistry has left a great imprint in the field. We would like to use our event to bring the spotlight on your achievements.
We have not yet established on which day your talk would be scheduled; should you accept this invitation, there is some flexibility we can use to accommodate your own scheduling preferences (Monday July15 through Wednesday July17).
For More details; [Link Redacted]
Let me know if this is something that would be of interest to you.
Please revert back if you need further information from our side.