Friday, June 19, 2009

Fancy a trip to the USA?

I received the following e mail yesterday.

Dear friend

I am Miss Pamela McCain, a staff and the youth leader of WORLD HUMAN RIGHT ORGANIZATION (W.H.R.O) Washington D.C U.S.A. and a member of the international Red Cross. We are organizing a global combined conference against RACISM and HUMAN TRAFFICKING in U.S.A and DAKAR SENEGAL WEST AFRICA. It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in this global combined international conference, taking place from 17th to 20th August 2009 at Washington D.C in the United States of America and in Dakar- Senegal Africa from 24th to 27th August 2009.

In our request to invite people from various countries around the world, I went in search of e-mails on the Google web site as a means of contacting people and organizations As a result, I picked your e-mail from an N.G.O`s website. If you are interested to participate as an individual or want to represent your country or your organization, you may contact the conference secretariat genera of the organizing committee for details and information’s regarding registration for the international conference.

Inform them that you were invited to participate by a friend of yours (Miss Pamela McCain) who is a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross and a staff of WORLD HUMAN RIGHT ORGANIZATION (W.H.R.O)

I believe that we may have the opportunity to meet if you may be willing to participate in this event. The benevolent donors from across the world and the Organizing Committee will provide air round trip tickets, accommodation and visa processing for all registered participants for the period of Staying in the U.S, If you are a holder of passport that may require visa to enter into the United States you may inform the conference secretariat at the time of registration, as the organizing committee is responsible for all visa arrangements and travel assistance.

Below is the contact address of the conference secretariat .By email:

You can also contact me on my private e-mail:

Yours secretly,

Miss Pamela McCain,

Youth leader


Sadly, I am unable to attend. (Clearly it's a total scam, as i have no friends at all, never mind one called Pamela McCain).


captainff said...

She does sound rather nice though .. .. .. I read that with the thought of a Pamela Anderson lookalike (from her days on Home Improvement) in my head. Are you sure it's fake? :D

microdave said...

I pasted "Miss Pamela McCain, a staff and the youth leader of WORLD HUMAN RIGHT ORGANIZATION (W.H.R.O) Washington D.C " into Google and you were top of the list. - See, fame at last!

I then edited (redacted?) it down to "WORLD HUMAN RIGHT ORGANIZATION (W.H.R.O) Washington D.C" and got this as the top entry:
There you will find a site about fraudulent conference announcements. Part way down the page is the exact same message, but this time from a "Miss Caroline Carter"

I guess you will be enabling the anti-spam Word Verification "thingy" before too long...

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

I hate the word verification thingy. But if I must I must...

Old Bag said...

lmao!..they got to you as well, huh, rab?! just dont go sending any bank details to these nice, god-fearing generous souls deary!

microdave said...

Now if we could get hold of the bank details of one Jimmy McSnot, that would be an entirely different matter...

Anonymous said...

I got it too!!! pretty amazing... a trip for free to the US and Senegal? no way!