Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Ideal World Concept Organization (IWCO)

This is a scam. Scammers tend to use evasive techniques when sending spam like this.In this case, a scammer in South Africa (IP address 196.25.253.13) sent this message through msn.com using an msn.com "from" address, but a Gmail "reply-to" address, and a different Gmail address as the reply address in the body of the message. A quick search on the web shows that several other parties have reported receiving spam of this sort, and there is an "idealworldconcept.org", but it was registered about two months ago (06-Mar-2009 06:49:27 UTC) to someone called "WEB WIZARD2008" in South Africa, so it's probably part of the same scam.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: IWCO IWCO <iwcoiwcoiwco1111@msn.com>
Reply-to: willsondivine1.iwco@gmail.com
Date: 2009/5/7
Subject: INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN U.S.A. AND U.K. EVENTS OF (IWCO)
To:


PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND UNITED KINGDOM EVENTS OF (IWCO) 

 

Greetings, 

 

We at Ideal World Concept Organization (IWCO) send our warm greetings to our entire

members worldwide. And with great enthusiasm, we wish to invite groups, youths, women

and youth focused organizations to be part of our forthcoming combined international
conference on child labour, abuse and neglect taking place in the United States and the
United Kingdom
respectively. The combined conferences are of two segments.

 

The first segment shall commence in Andalusia, Alabama USA on 16th till 19th June, 2009.The venue is BLUE LAKE AUDITORIUM, 8569 Oakwood lane, Andalusia, Alabama 36241, USA.

 

The second segment shall take place in London from 22nd till 25th June, 2009 at FLOSSIES CONFERENCE CENTRE Station Road, East Tisted, Near Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3QP, United Kingdom.

 

THE OBJECTIVES:

 

1. To discuss the root causes of child labour, abuse and neglect in order to help in
eradicating these social ills.

2. To re-educate and enlighten the youths and adults about these social vices and
also promote community organizing as a tool to re-connect people to each other with
a common goal of building safe, supportive and good communities.

3. To create spaces for the youths of the world to acquire the power of collective action,
critical dialogue and community organizing to undermine child labour, abuse and neglect.

4. To equip the youth and adult participants especially women with vital tools and know-how.

This will aid them in conducting such workshops amongst youths and women in their various
countries.

 

We have noticed that this is an incredible means of interacting with different organizations
of the world on a particular issue as it affects youths, women, children and adults. Moreover, funding may be provided for individuals from qualifying organizations. Provisions have been made for all delegates to this event, all round tickets, feeding and accommodation in USA by our sponsors. Please note that all delegates will take care of their feeding and accommodation in the UK as the resources of (IWCO) do not cover that.

 

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION:

 

Only groups with member delegates between the numbers of five (5) minimum and ten (10) maximum selected would be allowed to participate from each of the selected countries. Also individuals who do not belong to any of the organizations but are sincerely interested to participate should form a group of at least five and then apply as group. Please note that all participants MUST be part of the two segments (U.S.A. and U.K.) or their registration forms will not be processed by the IWCO secretariat.

 

MODE OF APPLICATION:

 

Interested organizations should forward the following information about their organization.

1. Aims and objectives of their organization.
2. Organization profile.
3. Achievements so far.

 

N.B.  All intending participants are expected to direct their responses to the coordinator WILLSON DIVINE at willsondivine.iwco@gmail.com for more details. The deadline for all application is as set by the Co-coordinating/Organizing Committee of (IWCO). Also note that (IWCO) will only respond and attend to the applications forward to the above contact email address only. 

 

Yours Faithfully

 

WILLSON DIVINE

Co-coordinator (IWCO)

willsondivine.iwco@gmail.com

 


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh My God. I was shocked when I found out about 30 minutes ago that the IWCO Confrence was a SCAM. I am currently preparing youths to send to the conference.
Thanks to whoever that came up with the blog.spot message and shame you the SCAMMER.

Spotter said...

Here's a second version of the spam, with the scam aspect more clearly present: they'll cover the conference fees for you (the bait) except the hotel rooms (the hook). They try to con you into sending money to someone via Western Union on the pretext that it's a hotel booking fee. It's not a hotel: it's the scammer getting his pay-off.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dr. Devis Golub <drdevisgolub@yahoo.com> [unverified]
Reply-to: drdevisgolub@gmail.com
Date: 2009/5/7
Subject: APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION
To:

APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & UNITED KINGDOM EVENTS

You are hereby notified that the Ideal World Concept Organization (IWCO) invites you to attend her International conference holding on 16th till the 19th of June 2009 in the United States of America (USA) and the 22nd till 25th June 2009 in United Kingdom (UK) respectively.

These ground-breaking meeting of the international youth movements and other related NGO's, where as many as 200 participants will convene to learning new ways to empower themselves and how to adhere to social norms no doubt shall be a very fruitful one.

These events shall offer our members and others the opportunity to learn, teach, inspire and being inspired. And also to explore the potential of a
performance approach to unleash and nurture the human capacity to
create, collaborate and change the world.

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?


The meeting will provide a space where youth and women's rights advocates from diverse backgrounds and working on different issues can engage with each other and with like-minded donors, in order to:

* Provide quality prevention of abuse of the youth and women.
* Frankly discuss how NGO's and women's organizations and movements can work together
* Develop creative and innovative strategies to fight these social ills
* Advance child protection development through innovative projects

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

Unlike other events of IWCO, this time around an international planning committee which is headed by Prof. Allen Edwards will design a comprehensive program and select some world's celebrated activist and motivational speakers.

The programs shall include the following
* Thought-provoking plenary
* In-depth breakout sessions for strategy-development
* Simulation games to fast-track learning
* Capacity and skills-building sessions
* Debates to stimulate discussion.

In addition to the main program, the meeting will also host book launches, artistic and cultural activities and as with all IWCO events, plenty of space and
opportunity for informal networking and alliance building. All plenary and selected breakout sessions will have interpretation into English, Spanish and French.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

What happens if more than 200 apply? Anyone who is a member of an NGO or progressive youth or women's organization or community-based organization can apply to participate. If more than 200 people apply (as we anticipate), a global selection committee will select a representative 200 from among the applicants. This committee will ensure that the participants at the meeting are truly international and represent a diverse range of interests, issues, and regions. Preference will be given to organizations working for youth & women's rights from South East Asia, Latin America and Africa.

VENUES AND EVENT DATES?


1. The events shall commence on the 16th till the 19th of June, 2009 at
Blue lake auditorium,
8569 Oakwood lane,
Andalusia Alabama 36241
USA

2. While the second segment in London shall commence on the 22nd till 25th still in June, 2009 at Flossies Conference Centre
Station Road,
East Tisted,
Near Alton,
Hampshire , GU34 3QP
London , UK

I CANNOT AFFORD - CAN YOU HELP?

IWCO has set up an Access Fund to support the travel costs and hotel room bills for participants who are unable to raise sufficient funds on their own. All
participants however will be expected to fund raise for their hotel bills in UK, which will not be waived. This will help ensure that only those who most need and want to be at the meeting will be there. Applicants who need assistance
can apply to the Access Fund at the same time they apply to participate.

ARE THERE AIRPORT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF?

The Protocol Officers of these events shall be on ground to Pick-Up and drop-Off participants and these transportation services are free.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?

All Interested organizations should forward the following information about their organization Aims and objectives of the Organization profile Achievement so far. Participants MUST be a group of minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 persons to qualify for registration.

N.B. Contact Dr. Devis Golub at drdevisgolub@gmail.com for more details. The deadline for application is as set by the Organizing Committee. Also note that (IWCO) will only respond and attend to only applications forward to the above contact email address.

Yours Faithfully

Dr. Devis Golub

Coordinator (IWCO)


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.

Anonymous said...

thank heaven i have smelled the trap.
this mail is reported as spam. and i will warn every organisation i know about this con. certaily my organisation will spread the word.
greetings

Anonymous said...

be careful

Anonymous said...

My organisation IAYCD in Nigeria was just preparing to forward info from the group in Nigeria and I in Germany hoping to meet them during the proposed programme. The delay was sure worth it before a member detected this blog. Why would somebody want to do this. Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

Here in Papua New Guinea we through the office of UNESCO amd National Youth Commission intend to send four youths but later the SCAM was discovered and thank you for those we found it out.

Shame on to those con people in South Africa.

Kia Dama

Spotter said...

A little further digging shows that this scam is a re-hash of an older scam called "Inter Centre Organization (ICO)" (intercentre.org). The convention locations are identical (although the dates have changed), and the websites use exactly the same layout.

Oh, and in answer to the person above who asked, "why would someone do this?" Isn't it obvious? It's a scam: they do it for the money.

Anonymous said...

Oh My God!!! ve lost my 220 pounds... i applieed as an individual delegate.. what should i do now...

Anonymous said...

this mail was forwarded to me through a friend ... and i lost my money

Anonymous said...

Dear Friends,

Please be careful with such scams...we were nearly robbed but thanks that before we could send our money...we saw this blog....This is a lesson for all..be careful.

YP

Anonymous said...

Friends across the world; this is serious!

Thanks for this blogg; but I was a little too late in seeing it becasue a collegue has already robbed of US$450.00 Please - let's spread the word of this SCAMMMMMMMMMM

They are already demanding balance payment in 72 hours.

A Better Community For All (ABC4All) said...

YET ANOTHER VERSON -- no website referenced a big clue. Same REPLY to a gmail account. MARK THIS AS SPAM AND DO NOT CIRCULATE.

APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION:
----------
Robert Rowen rowenrobert10@msn.com Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 12:14 AM
Reply-To: rowenrobert@gmail.com
APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION:

You are hereby notified that the Ideal World Concept Organization IWCO invites you to attend her youth conference holding in June 2009 in USA/UK. These ground-breaking meeting of the international youth movements and other related NGO's, where as many as 200 participants will convene to learn new ways to empower themselves and how to adhere to social norms shall be a fruitful one. These events shall offer our members and others the opportunity to learn, teach, inspire and being inspired. And also to explore the potential of a performance approach to unleash and nurture the human capacity to create, collaborate and change the world.



WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?

The meeting will provide a space where youth & women's rights advocates from diverse backgrounds and working on different issues can engage with each other and with like-minded donors, in order to:



* Provide quality prevention of abuse of the youth and

women.

* Frankly discuss how NGO's and women's organizations and

movements can work together

* Develop creative and innovative strategies to fight these

social ills

* Advance child protection development through innovative

projects



WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

Unlike other events of IWCO, instead, international planning committee which is headed

by Prof. Allen Edwards will design a comprehensive program and select speakers.



The programs shall include:

* Thought-provoking plenary;

* In-depth breakout sessions for strategy-development;

* Simulation games to fast-track learning;

* Capacity and skills-building sessions; and

* Debates to stimulate discussion.



In addition to the main program, the meeting will also host book launches, artistic and cultural activities and, as with all IWCO events, plenty of space and opportunity for informal networking and alliance building. All plenary and selected breakout sessions will have interpretation into English, Spanish and French.



WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

What happens if more than 200 apply? Anyone who is a member of an NGO or progressive youth or women's organization or community-based organization can apply to participate. If more than 200 people apply (as we anticipate), a global selection committee will select a representative 200 from among the applicants. This committee will ensure that the participants at the meeting are truly international and represent a diverse range of interests, issues, and regions. Preference will be given to organizations working for youth & women's rights from South East Asia, Latin America and Africa .



VENUES AND EVENT DATES?



The combined conferences are of two segments.



The first segment shall commence in Andalusia , Alabama USA on 14th till 17th July, 2009.The venue is BLUE LAKE AUDITORIUM, 8569 Oakwood lane, Andalusia , Alabama 36241 , USA .



The second segment shall take place in London from 20th till 23rd July, 2009 at FLOSSIES CONFERENCE CENTRE Station Road, East Tisted, Near Alton, Hampshire , GU34 3QP , London , United Kingdom .







I CANNOT AFFORD -CAN YOU HELP?



IWCO has set up an Access Fund to support the travel costs and hotel room bills for participants who are unable to raise sufficient funds on their own. All participants however will be expected to fund raise for their hotel bills in the UK which will not be waived. This will help ensure that only those who most need and want to be at the meeting will be there. Applicants who need assistance can apply to the Access Fund at the same time they apply to participate.



ARE THERE AIRPORT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF?


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Spotter said...

I have received several additional instances of this spam using two distinct contact names, "Wilson Divine" and "Philip Brawn". The spams are being sent primarily from MSN, and solicit replies to various Gmail accounts. Sender addresses include iwco_iwco8@msn.com (20th May), phiwco.org@msn.com (22nd May), philconsult.org22@msn.com (26th May), and stevedavidsonsconsult1@gmail.com (29th May). The messages sent using the "Philip Brawn" identity used a reply-to address of philipbrawn@gmail.com and a signature-block address of philipbrawnconsult@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

Check out this one:

http://www.interwelfare.org/news.html

Spotter said...

Yes, the "Inter Welfare Organization" is clearly the same scam with a different name. The conference venues are exactly the same, and they are offering to cover all costs except UK hotel bookings -- that's the hook.

The domain name "interwelfare.org" was registered on 29-Jun-2009 at 11:09:33 UTC.

Anonymous said...

Vacomana mbavha dzawanda, this is not on they should stop it i know someone affected

Anonymous said...

There is a new one circulating which uses mostly the same content but is called the "Ideal Global Concept Organization".
They want you to give them money to book hotels for a conference that does not exist.

Erwin Vanmassenhove said...

APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION:



You are hereby notified that the Ideal Global Concept Organization (IGCO) invites you to attend her youth conference holding in January 2010 in USA/UK. These ground-breaking meeting of the global youth movements and other related NGO's, where as many as 200 participants will convene to learn new ways to empower themselves and how to adhere to social norms shall be a fruitful one. These events shall offer our members and others the opportunity to learn, teach, inspire and being inspired. And also to explore the potential of a performance approach to unleash and nurture the human capacity to create, collaborate and change the world.



WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?

The meeting will provide a space where youth & women's rights advocates from diverse backgrounds and working on different issues can engage with each other and with like-minded donors, in order to:



* Provide quality prevention of abuse of the youth and women.

* Frankly discuss how NGO's and women's organizations and movements can work together

* Develop creative and innovative strategies to fight these social ills

* Advance child protection development through innovative projects

Erwin Vanmassenhove said...

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

Unlike other events of (IGCO), instead, international planning committee which is headed by Prof. Edward Timothy will design a comprehensive program and select speakers.



The programs shall include:

* Thought-provoking plenary;

* In-depth breakout sessions for strategy-development;

* Simulation games to fast-track learning;

* Capacity and skills-building sessions; and

* Debates to stimulate discussion.



In addition to the main program, the meeting will also host book launches, artistic and cultural activities and, as with all (IGCO) events, plenty of space and opportunity for informal networking and alliance building. All plenary and selected breakout sessions will have interpretation into English, Spanish and French.



WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

What happens if more than 200 apply? Anyone who is a member of an NGO or progressive youth or women's organization or community-based organization can apply to participate. If more than 200 people apply (as we anticipate), a global selection committee will select a representative 200 from among the applicants. This committee will ensure that the participants at the meeting are truly international and represent a diverse range of interests, issues, and regions. Preference will be given to organizations working for youth & women's rights from South East Asia, Latin America and Africa.



VENUES AND EVENT DATES?



The combined conferences are of two segments.



The first segment shall commence in Brooklyn, New York, USA on 20th till 23rd January, 2010.The venue is (IGCO) Building, 567 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn New York 11226, USA.

The second segment shall take place in London from 25th till 28th January, 2010 at MILLENNIUM CONFERENCE CENTRE Plum road, East Hertford, Hertfordshire, HE34 3KP, London, United Kingdom..

Erwin Vanmassenhove said...

I CANNOT AFFORD -CAN YOU HELP?



IGCO has set up an Access Fund to support the travel costs and hotel room bills for participants who are unable to raise sufficient funds on their own. All participants however will be expected to fund raise for their hotel bills in the UK which will not be waived. This will help ensure that only those who most need and want to be at the meeting will be there. Applicants who need assistance can apply to the Access Fund at the same time they apply to participate.



ARE THERE AIRPORT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF?



The Protocol Officers of these events shall be on ground to Pick-Up and drop-Off delegates and these transportations are free.



WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?



All Interested organizations should forward information about their organization's Aims and objectives, profile and Achievement so far. Participants MUST be a group of 5-10 persons to qualify for registration. The dead line for the registration should be given by the secretary of (IGCO) Dr. Mrs. Nancy Allen.



We also send greetings to all our members with much regards to all volunteers and sponsors of our events. Of all, the tools at our disposal to promote the security of people, none offers great potential than the one we are using. Yet this medium of fighting against child labour, abuse and neglect is still to be used to its fullest. We are only at the beginning of the curve in determining the potential of this new tool. As we see the explosion of public enterprises, e-commerce and integrated networks that is driving the private sector ahead, we need an equivalent boost to serve the public good and to also advance the welfare and safety of individual world over.

Erwin Vanmassenhove said...

PROVISIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS:



All intending participants to this forthcoming conference in USA and UK must put many things into considerations before taking decision to participate in this event. Provisions have been made for participants which include all round flight tickets, feeding and accommodation in the US. These will be taken care of by our sponsors. Delegates will take care of their hotel reservation in the UK during the second conference as our sponsors did not make provisions for that. The delegate who needs the authorization of the USA visas to participate in this event must pay for the hotel reservations in the UK while our sponsors would pay the hotel bills for all delegates in the USA . Note that delegates MUST attend the two segments of the conference.



If you have considered thus, then you should give us the go ahead by reaching us with the particulars of your delegates to the US bureau of immigrant affairs to open your visa file by sending email to us with the participants names and passports as soon as you have verified. This will enable us know those that are coming for the conference really and must go back to their countries after the combine conference. Delegates should contact the secretary for details of the selected hotels which are close to the venue of the event and at cheaper rates. In order to receive the conference materials as well as other information, contact the coordinator: Geoff Richardson.







Yours faithfully



Geoff Richardson

(Coordinator-IGCO)

(All the above is what i got on my gmail....)

R. Kunze said...

This is the response from an org which is called GFHRO. After application of our small ngo we got this letter to submit Name and passport number for the application of entry visa. I sent some fake names and PP ID let's see what happens I will report on this..


Dear Delegates,



Please read the mail below carefully and follow the instructions for your registration. We wish to inform you that your group has been nominated to be part of the (GFHRO) International conference in USA/SA. We did selection by balloting due to too many applications and your group has been selected.

And in line with that, you are to send the names and passport numbers of your delegates.
Send the names and passport numbers of your delegates with country of origin on or before Thursday the 20th of February 2012 for registration.

Please note:
1 A minimum of Two (2) persons and maximum number of Six
(6) Persons are eligible to apply as a group.

2. We normally process both US and SA visas for our delegates
3. We only pay for all round trip flight tickets for all delegates and their hotel reservation here in the USA.
All delegates MUST pay for their hotel bills in South Africa in (GFHRO) recommended hotels.
Contact our Protocol Office in SA, Dr. Mathew Mbeki for the details of the two recommended Hotels Yours faithfully
Dr. Mrs. Sabrina Thomas
Secretary (GFHRO)
GLOBAL FORUM FOR HUMAN RIGHT ORGANIZATION

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,
Global Forum For Human Right Organization

BLUE LAKE AUDITORIUM,
8569 Oakwood lane,
Andalusia, Alabama
36241, USA
Tele/fax: +1)-202-225-8913