Sooo I got an email inviting me to a conference meeting in Texas. According to the email, the organization inviting me is the Global Society for Human Rights Organization. Sounds legit! The conference will be about, “Sustainable Social Welfare and Human Rights” and will commence on September 7th to 12th, 2015 @ Plano Conference Center, Texas City USA.
The best part of this invitation is, the sponsors will cover the cost of my round- trip air tickets and the organization will assist me on my visa arrangement. I only need to spend on my hotel accommodations. A quick Google search and I have learned that there are hotels near Plano Conference Center that are within my budget. COOLNESS!
Let’s attend this conference!
Oh no no no no! It almost got me.. but no way! Here’s the screenshot of the email and I will tell you why I had doubts on this one:
Sign #1 Dear Sir/ Madam? They are inviting me and they are willing to sponsor me when they don’t even know me.
Sign #2 REPLY TO? Why is the the reply to email is different from the sender’s email?
Sign #3 Google result of Global Society For Human Rights Organization International Conference In Texas spells FAKE and FRAUD
I replied on the email with this>>> WHAT?!?
Still no reply from them but I am not going to fall for this one. It maybe legit and maybe there really is a conference, but I don’t care. Sign #1 is enough for me. You know how much I hate it when people email without my name on it. Related Story: How To Email Mommy Bloggers
Some of my mommy blogger friends also got the same email and of course they knew right away not to entertain the said email. “I’m guessing your personal information will be stored or used somewhere since they said they’ll process your visa etc,” Mommy Roxi even said on her FB wall.