Warning on rising hoax conference invites

AUSTRALIAN researchers are being targeted in an apparent scam involving international conferences held solely to “extract conference registration fees”.

Email addresses appear to be gleaned from recently published papers, and used to bulk-send “guest speaker” invitations for obscure or start-up scientific meetings, usually held in cities in China.

Dr Sandeep Gupta, from the Department of Nuclear Medicine at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle,

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