Warning about possible science journal scam

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I am referring to inappropriate emails received at some UK government inboxes.

Dear ,
Greetings from International Journal of Computer Science and Application (IJCSA), which is published by Science Engineering Publishing Company (SEP), USA.............
............

We’ll charge you 200$ for publishing fee.The topics includes, but not limited to:
• Computer science
• Computational mathematics
• Computer engineering and scientific computing for programmers
• Software and hardware manufacturers
• Reasoning knowledge extraction and knowledge management
• Machine Intelligence
• Diagnostic and Decision Supporting Systems
• Data and Web Mining
• Fuzzy Systems
• Rough Set Theory
• Chaos Theory and Evolutionary Algorithms
• Reasoning
• Knowledge Extraction and Knowledge Management
• Applications of Computer Science in Modeling
• Visualization and Multimedia
• Data and Information Systems
• Internet and Distributed Computer Systems
• Semantic Web Technologies and Social Semantic Web
• Graphics and Imaging
• Bio-informatics
• Natural Language Processing
• Computational Mathematics
• Robotics and Micro-Robotics
• Theoretical Informatics
• Quantum Computing
• Software Testing
• Computer Vision
• Digital Systems
• Pervasive Computing
• Computational Topology
• Information Personalization
• Human-Computer Interaction
• Ensemble Modeling
• Wavelet Representations
• Principle of Concurrency
• Software Life-cycle Management
• Social Network Mining
• Embedded Systems
• Pattern Recognition
• Signal Processing
• Bayesian Statistics
• Adaptive Control
• Sequential Decision Theory
• Digital Forensics

On behalf of the Editor in Chief
Science and Engineering Publishing Company
IJCSA Editorial Board
I am highly suspicious of this since

1) It was addressed to inappropriate personnel viz experts on the wrong fields.

2) Note the 'charges' highlighted in red.

3) The English is not quite right.

4) It is not clear how these people obtained internal government email addresses.

5) The internet suggests this is actually an outfit based in India.

Just because you are a Phd, Msc etc don't believe you can't be fooled so beware.
 

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Any kind of unsolicited email such as that is high suspect.
 

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