That invite to a Texas human rights conference is fraudulent

Just as criminals target lawyers with fraudulent emails, so do they have a scam for academic lawyers.

The academic conference invitation email scam has showed up in New Zealand (check out the full list here) with an invitation to attend the impressive-sounding "2016 Educational Seminar on Human Rights and Child Sex Trafficking: A Solution to Global Terrorism and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women and Social Economic Problem".

Sadly it is all a trick: you have not been identified as someone who will increase the sum of human rights knowledge. The fraudsters are probably after a pre-payment of your "accommodation costs".

From: Dr Gina Taylor <gina@btmail.net>

Subject: Hello !!

Dear Sir/Madam

We invite you to participate in the 2016 Educational Seminar on Human Rights and Child Sex Trafficking: A Solution to Global Terrorism and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women and Social Economic Problem. The 2016 Educational Seminar will be taking place from June 20th- 25th 2016 in Texas United States.

The sponsors of the event will cover the cost of your round-trip air tickets from your country of resident to the United States and back to your country for the one week seminar, and we shall provide you assistance for your visa arrangement with the U.S Embassy for visa authorization to visit the United States for the seminar meeting purpose. The hotel accommodation booking costs will only be your responsibility. You are to contact the registration department directly for more information and registration for participation: ([location not given]).
Looking forward to your honorable presence,

Thanks!

Dr.Gina Taylor
Human Rights Executive Director