Monday, 9 November 2009

Another colleague says....

(All those who are against scams, forward this post to related and relevant websites/blogs/forums.)


Today I got a wonderful email read as follows:
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Dear Researcher,

We have seen your profile on researchgate.net and we pleased to request you to hold the position of Reviewer in the International Journal of Computer Vision and Multimedia.

The International Journal of Computer Vision and Multimedia is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published monthly, focusing on theories, methods, algorithms, and applications in computer vision and multimedia. It provide a high profile, leading edge forum for academic researchers, industrial professionals, engineers, consultants, managers, educators and policy makers working in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on computer vision and multimedia.More information can be obtained from the official website:http://ijcvms.org

You can register using this link.

Registration is free!http://ijcvms.org/index.php/cvms/user/register

Reviewers are also requested to send their CV to editor@ijcvms.org.

Researchers holding a PhD can also apply to be part of the editorial team.We hope to hear from you very soon.Maria HollingsworthJournal Manager--------------------------------------------------


These people are real academic criminals trying to make money out of researchers!

They set up a fake journal, populate it with some people's name and release CFP and ultimately their hands goes down to your pocket when it comes to register your papers!! They downloaded OJS which is an open source easily installed app, 10 mins configuration and they are done!

The funny thing is that this guy happen to send me the email from his gmail a\c and just before that I guess he configured his GMail to use the "Send Mail As" option to make it as if the mail comes from the journal domain name host. I simply extracted the header of the mail and got the following:--------------------------------------------------



Delivered-To: {my email add here}Received: by 10.115.110.15 with SMTP id n15cs31538wam;Wed, 23 Sep 2009 05:28:13 -0700 (PDT)Return-Path: sameer.pudaruth@gmail.comReceived-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of sameer.pudaruth@gmail.com designates 10.90.22.29 as permitted sender) client-ip=10.90.22.29;-google-sender-auth:message-id:subject:from:content-type;.........................Sender: sameer.pudaruth@gmail.comReceived: by 10.90.22.29 with SMTP id 29mt2033275agv.25.1253708890810; Wed, 23Sep 2009 05:28:10 -0700 (PDT)Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 04:28:10 -0800X-Google-Sender-Auth: 2dd18ebcc2b231bdMessage-ID: eb09cd250909230528v3aebcbbcmdc5290b1e6633908@mail.gmail.comSubject: Request for joining the International Journal of Computer Vision andMultimedia Services as ReviewerFrom: International Journal of Computer Vision and Multimedia Services maria@ijcvms.org..............--------------------------------------------------sameer.pudaruth@gmail.com is sending the fake emails and also violating someone else identity (thats identity theft), that of Maria Hollingsworth who claims to be the Journal Manager! Publish Reject (Petre) 23/09/09 Today I got a wonderful email read as follows: (Al... Today I got a wonderful email read as follows:(All those who are against scams, forward this post to related and relevant websites/blogs/forums.)-------------------------------------------------Dear Researcher,We have seen your profile on researchgate.net and we pleased to request you to hold the position of Reviewer in the International Journal of Computer Vision and Multimedia.The International Journal of Computer Vision and Multimedia is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published monthly, focusing on theories, methods, algorithms, and applications in computer vision and multimedia. It provide a high profile, leading edge forum for academic researchers, industrial professionals, engineers, consultants, managers, educators and policy makers working in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on computer vision and multimedia.More information can be obtained from the official website:http://ijcvms.orgYou can register using this link. Registration is free!http://ijcvms.org/index.php/cvms/user/registerReviewers are also requested to send their CV to editor@ijcvms.org.Researchers holding a PhD can also apply to be part of the editorial team.We hope to hear from you very soon.Maria HollingsworthJournal Manager--------------------------------------------------These people are real academic criminals trying to make money out of researchers! They set up a fake journal, populate it with some people's name and release CFP and ultimately their hands goes down to your pocket when it comes to register your papers!! They downloaded OJS which is an open source easily installed app, 10 mins configuration and they are done!The funny thing is that this guy happen to send me the email from his gmail a\c and just before that I guess he configured his GMail to use the "Send Mail As" option to make it as if the mail comes from the journal domain name host. I simply extracted the header of the mail and got the following:--------------------------------------------------Delivered-To: {my email add here}Received: by 10.115.110.15 with SMTP id n15cs31538wam;Wed, 23 Sep 2009 05:28:13 -0700 (PDT)Return-Path: sameer.pudaruth@gmail.comReceived-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of sameer.pudaruth@gmail.com designates 10.90.22.29 as permitted sender) client-ip=10.90.22.29;-google-sender-auth:message-id:subject:from:content-type;.........................Sender: sameer.pudaruth@gmail.comReceived: by 10.90.22.29 with SMTP id 29mt2033275agv.25.1253708890810; Wed, 23Sep 2009 05:28:10 -0700 (PDT)Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 04:28:10 -0800X-Google-Sender-Auth: 2dd18ebcc2b231bdMessage-ID: eb09cd250909230528v3aebcbbcmdc5290b1e6633908@mail.gmail.comSubject: Request for joining the International Journal of Computer Vision andMultimedia Services as ReviewerFrom: International Journal of Computer Vision and Multimedia Services maria@ijcvms.org..............--------------------------------------------------sameer.pudaruth@gmail.com is sending the fake emails and also violating someone else identity (thats identity theft),

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