Volume 5 Issue 7 - 2021
Authors and Conference Speakers Beware: Scam Master Artist Fraudsters (SMAF) are Invading Your Privacy Extorting Your Money
Ahmed N Ghanem*
Retired Consultant Urologist and Independent Investigator, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Ahmed N Ghanem, Retired Consultant Urologist and Independent Investigator, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.
Received: June 13, 2021; Published: June 30, 2021

Substantial affirmative evidence is currently available to demonstrate that Scam Master Artists and fraudsters (SMAF) have ripped off my borrowed money of $200 posing as conference organizers. I also have doubt about what I think are the same or similar SMAF people posing as open access journal’s (OAJ) Editors/Publishers in order to steal the article processing charge (APC) that has to paid later after acceptance. The objective of this article is to warn conference, congress and summit invited speakers, delegates and attendees as SMAF get away with the registration fees after offering you a discount or even full sponsorship calling you an eminent speaker. Having got hold of your registration money, the fraudsters vanish without a trace. You cannot find the web site (where I paid the money). They will not answer your emails or calls no more. They are after your money only. The damage of their crime on genuine OAJ remains unknown. The OAJ should beware too and do something about it. The idea of this article came to mind and was written after reporting this article last year [1].


  1. Ghanem AN. “The Correct Replacement for the Wrong Starling’s law is the Hydrodynamic of the Porous Orifice (G) Tube: The Complete Physics and physiological Evidence with Clinical Relevance and Significance”. Research Article. Cardiology: Open Access Cardio Open1 (2020): 7.
  2. Volumetric overload in relation to the TURP syndrome. 25th Annual Meeting of the Egyptian Association of Urological Surgery held on 16-19 (1990).
  3. Hypo-osmotic shock: not uncommon condition identified through prospective study on the not so rare TURP syndrome? 25th Annual Meeting of the Egyptian Association of Urological Surgery held on 16-19 (1990).
  4. Ghanem AN. “Hyponatraemia: Something old, Something New and Something for the Surgeon”. Surgery Online Journal 1 (2020): 1001.
  5. Ghanem AN. “Volumetric Overload Shocks (VOS) Causing the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): The Complete Evidence”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 2 (2020): 01-08.
  6. “Volumetric Overload Shocks (VOS) in Surgical Patients”. The Open Access Journal of Surgery 11.2 (2020): 555810.
  7. Ahmed NG., et al. “Loin Pain and Haematuria Syndrome (LPHS) Complicating Symptomatic Nephroptosis (SN), Cured with Renal Sympathetic Denervation and Nephropexy (RSD&N) Surgery: Case Report”. The Open Access Journal of Surgery 1 (2018): 555779.
  8. Ghanem AN. “Medical World wake up, pay attention and listen: Ghanem’s new scientific discoveries in Medicine, Physiology, Urology, Nephrology, Cardiovascular and Surgery”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports9 (2019): 01-06.
  9. Ghanem AN and Ward JP. “Osmotic and metabolic sequelae of volumetric overload in relation to the TURP syndrome”. British Journal of Medical and Surgical Urology 66 (1990): 71-78.
  10. Hahn RG. “Fluid and Electrolyte Dynamics during Development of the TURP Syndrome”. British Journal of Urology 66 (1990): 79-84.
  11. Ghanem AN. “Update on Ghanem’s New Scientific Discoveries In Physics, Physiology and Medicine”. Journal of Surgery and Anaesthesia 2 (): 1000135.
  12. “Volumetric Overload Shocks (Vos) Or Volume Kinetic (Vk) Shocks in Clinical Practice: An iatrogenic complication of fluid therapy that causes the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)”. Scholars Press 1st Edition 2018, 2nd Edition (2021): 289.
  13. “Scientific Discoveries of the 21st Century: In Physics, Physiology and Medicine”. Scholars Press 1st Edition (2021): 596.
  14. “Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Ards): Is It Relevant to Covid-19 Pandemic Ards?” Eliva Press Paperback (2021).
  15. “The Loin Pain Haematuria Syndrome (Lphs): Revealing its patho-etiological link to symptomatic nephroptosis (SN) identifying the exact cause and advancing 100% curative surgical treatment”. Eliva Press (2021): 131.
  16. “The Scientific Basis of Fluid Therapy in Shock: Based on new Scientific Discoveries in Physics, Physiology, and Medicine Paperback” (2020): 207.
  17. “New Scientific Basis of Fluid Therapy in Shock Management: The complete evidence based on new scientific discoveries in physics, physiology, and medicine”. Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd®, London (2021): 486.
  18. Ghanem AN. “Impact of COVID-19 on Surgery and Anaesthesia: Fighting Another Unique War on ARDS Relevant to Covid-19 Pandemic”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care2 (2021): 40-52.
  19. Ghanem AN. “The War on Covid-19 Pandemic ARDS Should and Must End the Lockdown Triumphantly Soon: Only Utter Stupidity May Prevent or Prolong that”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4 (2021): 112-120.
Citation: Ahmed N Ghanem. “Authors and Conference Speakers Beware: Scam Master Artist Fraudsters (SMAF) are Invading Your Privacy Extorting Your Money”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.7 (2021): 125-131.

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