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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

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Reply-To: <>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 15:57:52 +0200

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is to announce the call for participation at the Climate Change International Conference 2012(CCIC12), 8th - 12th June 2012 at London Eco Hotel, 26 Brook St, London, W1K 5DQ, United Kingdom.


Global warming is now universally recognized as a significant global environmental challenge and as a consequence, debate over the measures needed to tackle climate change has moved up to the top of the agenda amongst civil society, business and government. The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP17 2011 in Durban, South Africa highlighted the major challenges and opportunities associated with climate change as we move towards post 2012 carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction targets. A new system is needed that fosters sustainable, low carbon and resource productive innovation - short, medium and long-term. Designers, innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, consumers and governments all have a role to play in the change that is needed.


CCIC 2012 themed “Impacts of Climate Change on the Environment" Global Warming Policy and Markets will provide a platform to discuss the future opportunities and challenges related to the design, development and commercialization of low carbon innovation, technologies, products and services. The event will be a unique learning experience, networking space and an opportunity to think. Delegates will come globally from companies, entrepreneurs, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The conference is supported by an international Advisory Board.

Conference topics

CCIC 2012 welcomes conceptual and research-based papers covering sustainable innovation, technology, product and service design and development. Papers focused on low carbon solutions and sustainable innovation related to the following topics are particularly welcomed:

· Global Warming & Climate Change
· Sustainable Environment, Health and Development
· Carbon & GHG Management
· Business Solutions
· Greenhouse Gas & Ecosystems
· Human Health In a Changing Climate
· Agricultural and Forestry Resources Management
· Clean Energy Technology
· Low GHG Transportation
· Education: Global Change & Sustainable Development
· Case studies

Benefits CCIC 2012 will provide a range of benefits to speakers and delegates:

Sponsorship: Air ticket, travel insurance, visa fees and per diem to be covered for all qualified delegates
Unique: Forum for new ideas and concepts
Leading-edge: Presentations from key international researchers, practitioners and policy- makers
Content: New research, results and thinking
Networking: Opportunities to meet business, government and academia
Track-record: Over 900 delegates from over 50 countries have attended previous conferences
Established: 5th International Conference

Submission details
Conference papers: please email to up to 500 words describing your proposed paper by 18th May 2012. The paper will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and authors will be given feedback on or before 18th May 2012. The highest rated papers will be invited to present at the conference. Please only submit abstracts if you have registered for the conference. Registration is free of charge for participants from developing countries.

For more information on CCIC 2012 please contact:

Dr. Oscar Brandon
Conference Chair
16 Margaret St, London, W1W 8RW, UK.
Tel: +44-702-405-7717, +44-702-404-4863
Fax: +44-702-401-7779

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