Below are some of the most recent meetings industry scams that have come to the attention of the eSpeakers staff.

last reported: April 2017

False lead being presented to speakers from: Mikio Kinoshita @ Canox Corporation

Buyer posting full-time employment positions at this company as leads for speakers.

last reported: April 2017

Buyer requests you to be a guest speaker at this years Royal College of Physicians SEMINAR 2017. They say they will pay your flight ticket and pay your hotel accommodations. Speaking fee is said to be $5,000, $3,000 of it to be paid as soon as you procure all relevant travel documents. You are advised by the event organizing committee to immediately contact the British Embassy to procure your UK work permit as soon as possible.

last reported: May 2016

The buyer books a speaker for a date, then cancels the booking at the last minute and says “can you do an interview for me instead?” Interview is not paid and speaker has lost a date on their calendar because of the late cancellation.

last reported: 2015

You receive an email from a member of a Nigerian family with wealth. It is a desperate cry for help in getting a very large sum of money out of the country. A common variation is a woman in Africa who claimed that her husband had died and wants to pay you a large amount of money to speak at his funeral.

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