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[liberationtech] [SPAM:####] Re: [SPAM:####] CfP: Society, Informatics and Cybernetics (March 19)

scarp scarp at tormail.org
Tue Mar 5 05:18:12 PST 2013


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Bernard Tyers - ei8fdb:
> Wow, who'd have guessed that spammers and scammers operate in the
> world of academia too!
> 
> http://fakeconference.blogspot.co.uk/
> 
> 
> On 5 Mar 2013, at 12:24, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> 
>> On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 06:13:42AM +0000, scarp wrote:
>>> I'm kind of shocked that the advertisements posted by 
>>> companys at stanford.edu aren't somewhat verified.
> 
>> I wouldn't be too critical: the people behind these fake
>> conferences have been at it for a long time and they're quite
>> good at blending in.  These conference announcements have shown
>> up on all kinds of mailing lists -- that is, they've gotten by a
>> lot of clueful eyeballs.
> 

I'll admit I didn't look at it too closely. The free email domain
would certainly be a giveaway that it was a scam, ie gmail.

Surprised they didn't setup their own domain for that.

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