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Name of WRU President Used While Sending Fake E-Mails

Fake e-mails signed in the name of Dennis Gethin president of WRU (Welsh Rugby Union) are reportedly targeting rugby players around the world while allegedly promising of enlisting them as trained participants in the Canadian tournament. The scam understandably, singles out persons from all countries that play the game. The Telegraph published this on March 2, 2011.

Meanwhile, in an alert the WRU issued regarding the scam, it has been said that young players are being cheated into making payments for acquiring contracts with professional clubs with the contracts not at all existing. The WRU stated that fraudsters had created an e-mail account in the name of Dennis Gethin devoid of taking his consent.

Evidently Gethin stated that he was aware of the prevailing scam e-mails; however, he had no association with them whatsoever and that they had been dispatched devoid of his consent. The Telegraph published this in news on March 2, 2011.

Said a spokesman of WRU, the scam was cruel that tried to defraud new rugby players off their money giving them false hopes about signing a professional deal for the game. BBC News published this in news on March 2, 2011.

The spokesman added that it was awful and cynical for utilizing the WRU president's name in the manner found.

Normally, the scam messages in a rather personalized manner use the names of individuals to address them while posing to come from the Canada's WRU president seeking new players for recruitment. Also, offering an opportunity for joining one fresh club in Canada, these e-mails at first ask for resumes along with additional personal information prior to eventually telling the recipients that they require depositing fees for acquiring official documentation so they can reach Canada as well as work.

The spokesman further said that anybody getting the above kind of scam e-mail must stay away from it and never reply to it. BoxScore published this in news on March 2, 2011.

Significantly, many individuals across several countries associated with rugby have contacted the Welsh Rugby Union after they got the e-mails for verifying if they were genuine.

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