So if you do get an email from someone claiming to represent New Humanist or the Rationalist Association offering to pay you $5000 for an article you haven't even written, it's probably safe to say it's not us. We may be a charity, but we're not usually in the business of paying people large sums of cash for material that hasn't been submitted to us. Moreover, if we did run a competition for articles (which we have no plans to do), we'd be extremely unlikely to pay $5000 for an unpublished article which came third in the competition that we haven't run. Sorry folks, we're just not that generous.
Here's a copy of the offending email, just so you all know:
I would like to say that your article sent to us as been enlisted as the top best(3rd position)
and we hereby grant the sum of $5000 usd to you of a job well done. I would cordially be glad you
send to us your following details so that that payment can be sent to you.
Phone no(home and mobile):
The Rationalist Association Ltd