[Taxacom] Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference

Neal Evenhuis neale at bishopmuseum.org
Thu May 16 03:43:02 CDT 2013


OMICS is as predatory as the infamous Nigerian email scams.

What they are committing is essentially an internet crime -- e.g., soliciting registration fees for non-existent conferences and refusing to refund.  The FBI and analogous law enforcement agencies in other countries have been investigating such crimes. I suggest anyone duped by these folks contact your local law enforcement agency to get these guys off the net (or at least minimize them and make their lives miserable). There is a site on the web (referred to by the FBI website) to issue complaints (http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx) but I am not sure how effective this is.

-Neal
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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Karl Magnacca [kmagnacca at wesleyan.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:59 PM
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Conference

Daniel Barker <db60 at st-andrews.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> FIRST INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL 'OMICS SYNTHESIS CONFERENCE

This seems like a rather unfortunate name, given that the OMICS
Group is a notoriously low-ethics outfit that has branched out from
OA journals into meetings that imitate the names of more famous
ones:
http://scholarlyoa.com/2013/01/25/omics-predatory-meetings/

Karl


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