King's College Guest Speaker Scam ...
Today, I checked my inbox to discover this little beauty of a scam and spam below. I was perplexed as I'm not the kind of person typically asked to go address large groups of people (sober) or speak on a subject which is not my field of study.
Read it and weep:
Respected Steffan Piper,
I am Prof. Harry Stewart from King’s College Campus Here in London
UK. We want you to be our guest Speaker at this Year King’s college
Seminar which will take place here in UK. We are writing to invite and
confirm your booking to be our guest Speaker at this year’s event.
King’s College Campus.
The Venue as follows:
VENUE: King’s College campus in Strand
London, United Kingdom
POST CODE:WC2R 2LS
Expected audience: 850 people
Duration of speech per speaker: 1 Hour
Name of Organization: King’s College Campus.
Topic: ”Mystery of Life and Death”
Date: 31st August 2012
We came across your profile on http://www.pw.org// and we say it’s up
to standard and we will be very glad to have such an outstanding
personality in our midst for these overwhelming gathering.
Arrangements to welcome you here will be discussed as soon as you
honor our invitation. If you have any more publicity material, please
do not hesitate to contact us.
A formal Letter of invitation and Contract agreement would be sent to
you as soon as you honor our Invitation. We are taking care of your
travel and Hotel Accommodation expenses including your Speaking Fee.
If you will be available for our event, include your speaking fees in
your email so it can be included in your CONTRACT AGREEMENT.
Prof. Harry Stewart
King’s College Campus.
Tel: + 44 702 408 2535
I've adjusted none of the text in the letter above, and if any of you reading this wish to take my place on the lecture, please feel free to place that call. Just know beforehand that it's a scam. In the end, they'll need your bank account info so they can wire you money via electronic transfer / moneygram / western union. It's a ruse as they'll be able then to reverse what ever they sent, plus whatever you have in the account.
Have fun in London ... at your own expense ...
Steffan Piper is the author of several novels including Greyhound, Yellow Fever and Fugue State. He was once kicked out of Nome, Alaska due to a minor misunderstanding. He has a blog, a Facebook page, a favorite film and lives in Palm Desert, CA. Currently hiring for an experienced get-away driver....
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