419 scam - Fake Elsevier "Call for Papers" scam emails
If you receive a "call for papers" claiming to be from Elsevier publications but originating from a Gmail or other webmail address or asking you to reply to a free webmail address, ignore it. It's a scam design to trick people into paying " handling fees" to the scammers. The following emails are part of an Advance Fee Scam. See our "419" fraud FAQ for more information on such scams.
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Spam example sent from email@example.com
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:06:30 +0100
Subject: Call for Papers!
From: Elsevier Journal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BUILDING INSIGHTS; BREAKING BOUNDARIES
On behalf of all the Editors-in-chief of Elsevier Journals, we wish to Communicate to you that we are currently accepting manuscripts in all Fields of human Endeavour.
All articles published will be peer-reviewed. The following types of papers are considered for publication:
Original articles in basic and applied research.
Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting recent developments in their fields. Papers submitted will be sorted out and published in any of our numerous journals that best Fits. This is a special publication procedure which published works will be discussed at seminars (organized by Elsevier) at strategic Cities all over the world. Please maximize this opportunity to showcase your research work to the world.
The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research not published nor currently under review by other journals. Parallel submissions will not be accepted.
Our goal is to inform authors about their paper(s) within one week of receipt. All submitted papers, if relevant to the theme and objectives of the journal, will go through an external peer-review process.
Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) in Microsoft Word or PDF format to email@example.com and should Include a cover sheet containing corresponding Author(s) name, Paper Title, affiliation, phone, fax number, email address etc.
PS: Pls. show interest by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org if your Manuscript is not ready but will be ready soon.