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PREDATORY CONFERENCES & EMPLOYMENT SCAMS

Predatory Conferences

Beware of inauthentic conference events and scams. Many of the events on this website are crowd-sourced, meaning that they are entered by anonymous users. While we to try to identify and remove inauthentic events, it is almost impossible to know for sure if an event is a scan.

If you have doubt about the authenticity of an event, please read how to identify below, and if you believe you may have found a fake, please let us know so we can remove from our site using our contact Form.

Please include the BrownWalker.com Event URL or Event ID number, or last number sequence in the URL. It looks something like the following: https://brownwalker.com/event/262607

In addition to the means to described below, you may be able confirm the legitimacy of an event by contacting one of the event speakers associated with the event. If their email address is not posted at the event website, many academic email addresses appear online at their institution, with whom you may confirm their involvement with the event. A positive reply will lend credibility to an event and suggests that it is likely to be legitimate.


What is a Predatory Conference?

Predatory conferences (sometimes referred to as bogus, fake conferences or predatory meetings) pretend to be legitimate scientific conferences, but their purpose is to profit from registration fees without any qualitative contribution to the scientific community.

Predatory conferences take two forms:

  • The conference does not take place at all... or
  • The conference takes place, but in inadequate quality

Reader the rest of the article at Charles University, Open Science Support Center at https://openscience.cuni.cz/OSCIEN-37.html


How to Identify a Predatory Conference?

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Employment Scams

Also be aware that certain individuals might approach you, by falsely presenting themselves as our employees, affiliates agents or representatives. Please note that you will never receive a fraudulent employment or work offer from us, because we do not provide any recruitment services. Moreover, we will never ask you for money in exchange for employment opportunities or other similar services. Any such offer of employment or any other service in exchange for fees that claims to be from us is deceitful and part of a fraud.

Such an offer or claim will probably be in the form of an email sent from a fake email address or from a free email provider such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, etc, and not from an official Universal-Publishers.com or BrownWalker.com email address. Please take extra caution while examining such an email address, as the perpetrators may misspell an official Universal-Publishers.com or BrownWalker.com email address and use a slightly modified version of an official Universal-Publishers.com or BrownWalker.com email address.

Criminal and/or civil liabilities may arise from such actions and we intend to cooperate with competent law enforcement agencies and to ask them to take appropriate action whenever such phenomena occur. Accordingly, we would ask you to immediately get in touch with us via our website Contact form (above) upon receiving a suspicious offer and additionally notify the police or other competent authority.

In any case, please disregard any written or oral request for a job offer or an interview that you believe is or might be fraudulent or suspicious.

Please note that under no circumstances shall Universal Publisher, Inc. be held liable or responsible for any claims, losses, damages, expenses or other inconvenience resulting from or in any way connected to the actions of these imposters.

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