||Posted by: KeirRoyale (Apr 29, 2012 12:43pm)
This one is making the rounds too, I googled the email text and it's being sent to a lot of speakers. This one is better written than most but is still pretty obvious to me that it's flakey at best after just glancing at it. Seems they want you to Western Union payment for a UK work visa for starters. ANYTHING involving Western Union payments is a scam in my opinion. It's the biggest red flag of them all. The ministers at the church who's identity the scammers are using in the email below it seems are inundated with speakers etc contacting them to verify speaking dates/info. etc. So much so that they have info on their website that they are not hosting a conference nor hiring speakers.
Blessings to you from Thornton Heath Evangelical Church, I am Elder Peter Dunn, presiding Minister of Thornton Heath Evangelical Church, Surrey, United Kingdom. We are pleased to inform you that we would like to engage you for a speaking event here in Surrey at the Church conference coming up on the 23rd, 24th & 25th of June 2012. The conference is tagged: 'Big things: How to start small'.
Please we would like you to convey to us your availability for one of the dates as it can fit in your schedule.
Also, please we would as well appreciate if you get back in-touch with us in ample time so we can start corresponding the details.
Thank you and expecting to hear from you soon.
Elder Peter Dunn
Thornton Heath Evangelical Church
Malvern Road in Thornton Heath,
Surrey, CR7 7LH