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Fraud Item: Conference Invitation from the World Youth Foundation

Fraudulent message

Date sent: Sun, 21 Jun 2009
From: Felicia kerry
Dear Colleagues

My name is Felicia Kerry, female, working with WORLD YOUTH FOUNDATION California , U.S.A. We are organizing a youth conference on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and Child Labour which starts from on the 22nd to 24th July 2009 in California US and a follow up conference in Guinea-Bissau , from 29th- 31st July 2009.

It is our pleasure inviting people from various countries around the world; we cordially invite you to participate in these events. If you are interested and want to represent your country, you may contact the secretariat of the organizing committee for a detailed information and registration requirements.

In your application, it should be stated that you were invited to participate by a friend (Felicia Kerry), who is a member of the American Youths 4 Peace and a staff of WORLD YOUTH FOUNDATION. You can also inform youths & NGOs in your country about these conferences. Our international donors will provide round trip air tickets and accommodation for the period of participants stay in the U.S. to all approved and registered participants.

If you are a holder of a passport that may require a visa to enter the United States of America, you may inform the conference secretariat at the time of registration, as the organizing committee is responsible for all visa arrangements and travel assistance. Below is the contact address of the conference secretariat:

Best regards,
Felicia Kerry


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