Our organization received an invitation to participate in the UN Conference, which would take place on 22 – 25 November, 2011 in London. Registration was absolutely free and strictly for invited individuals and organizations. We had to submit our completed registration form together with proof of the accommodation booking made at the Comfort Inn Hotels. They said they would cover flight and visa expenses, but participants should take responsibility of their hotel and feeding expenses in London for the duration of the 4 days summit. A booking receipt from the Comfort Inn Hotels was required as a prerequisite for registration. Note that payment for room booking was important to obtain a receipt from the Comfort Inn Hotels.
We found out that it is just a SCAM! Don’t believe in such kind of invitations!!! Don’t send them money!!
Here you can see that invitation:
“Dear Invitee, Nonprofit/NGO Colleague,
On behalf of the organizing and scientific working committee, the United Nations invites you to a Four-day summit of Economists, Educationists, Administrators,Manufacturers,Researchers,Non-Governmental Organizations,Religious Leaders, Community Organizations, individuals from the Public and Private Sector from 22 – 25 November,2011 in London (UK) to assess the worst global economic down turn since the Great Depression. The aim is to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis, populations, and initiate a needed dialogue on the transformation of the international financial architecture, taking into account the needs and concerns of all countries of the world.
The United Nations Summit coming up in November was mandated at the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development, held in June 2009 in New-York. Member States requested the General Assembly to organize the meeting “at the highest level”.Date: 22nd – 25th November, 2011
Venue: International Convention Centre London, United Kingdom.
Conference Theme: Impact and implications of the global financial and economic crisis on sustainable development & climate change proposals for an integrated global response to the crisis.Registration to this Summit is absolutely “free” and strictly for invited individuals and organizations only. As an invitee,you have received a registration code UN/WFEC/01673/UK/2011 with the invitation letter, which grants you access to the registration form. The United Nations General Assembly will sponsor free travel costs and all-round flight ticket for all participant. Invited participants will only be responsible for their hotel accommodation and feeding cost at the Comfort Inn Hotels. The International Convention Centre (ICC) London, United Kingdom is the venue of this summit while the Comfort Inn Hotels has been officially designated to accommodate all participant for this unique and prestigious global financial and economic crisis summit.Call for papers:
United Nations welcomes paper presentation from interested participants, scholars, financial experts, policy makers, and other practitioners. Paper presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes each including questions.The following topics can be covered in your submission and presentation:* Causes and Solutions of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis
* Global Repercussions of the Financial and Economic Crisis
* Fundamental Defects of the Free Market System
* The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis on Developing Countries
* The Impact of the Financial and Economic Crisis on Millennium Development Goals MDG’s
* Accounting & Financial Regulations
* Government and/or Private Sector Response to the Financial and Economic Crisis
* Any other topic relating to Finance and EconomyParticipants will enjoy shows, attractions, activities, and tours available in host city.Important Dates:
Submission of Paper Presentation and Proposals — Immediately.
Submission of Registration form and Proof of Accommodation from Comfort Inn Hotels — Immediately.
Registration Closing Date — As set by United Nations General Assembly.For further details about registration form,visa,flight ticket and other details, write an acceptance letter to be part of this event and send directly to Ms. Elizabeth Thompson (Conference Organizing Secretary) E-mail: email@example.com
or call +44(0)753-576-8434
.Register Now!Alessandra Alfieri,
Communication and Public Affairs,
United Nations Global Financial and Economic Crisis Summit Organizing Committee”.
Also we’ve found out that it was not the first and I’m sure it’ll be not the last case. Be careful and check the information before sending the scammers personal details and money!
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