"Fraudsters are targeting climate scientists with fake conferences in a bid to make cash and obtain details.
Scientists are sent e-mail invitations and directed to a fake conference website - often written using language taken from real scientific meetings.
Typically they are told their travel costs will be refunded - but they have to pay first to reserve a hotel room."
Richard Black reports for BBC News January 19, 2011.
Thursday, January 20, 2011