Guest speaker Mark Cuban has no idea how his name got on the list; another speaker died in November, Reports the CNC’s Cathy Kearney.
An unlikely event dubbed the international conference on Coronavirus and Rare diseases scheduled for October in Vancouver has police and Canada’s Anti- Fraud center concerned.
A website for the conference, where tickets range from $300- $700 US says the aim of the event is to bring together the public health practitioners to discuss new findings.
The website paints a picture of an elaborate and very legitimate looking five- day event. It lists several high profile guests and carefully lays out how international attendees can get travel Visa’s. And where other conferences has been postponed or moved online due to Covid-19, the Blader Group LLC, listed as organisers of the conference, says it’s full stream ahead.
On Wednesday morning, the website showed a list of speakers who do not exist, including Lydia Prime, a supposed Professor at the University of Calgary. The University said no one named Lydia Ptime is associated with it,
The first guest speaker listed on the international conference on Coronavirus and Rare diseases website is Bernard J.Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Tyson died suddenly in his sleep last November.Porta-Pop One Button Pop Up Canopy, 2 Wheels
By the evening however some notable names had replaced the fictitious speakers on the website of international conference dot com.
Billionaire Mark Cuban was also advertised as a speaker of a note, CBC reached out to Cuban asking if he had any knowledge of the conference. “I don’t,” Cuban said. in an email when asked to elaborate he said, ” No clue about them”.