Organisations such as Event Fair, FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag and International Fairs Directory (Portugal) are targeting exhibitors with their misleading directory services.
Organisations are contacting exhibitors offering misleading marketing leads. We will never sell our data, therefore we advise all exhibitors not to enter into business with any companies claiming to do so.
Our advice to exhibitors is to IGNORE THE COMPANIES ABOVE COMPLETELY, and not communicate with them in any way. Writing letters simply confirms that you exist and are available at the address/email address/number they have for you, and therefore payment can be pursued.
1) Report it to your local trading standards
2) DO NOT PAY ANYTHING
3) DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE SCAMMERS even when they threaten legal action
WARNING: HOTEL BOOKING SCAM. It has come to our attention that there is a scam operating around hotel accommodation bookings at the London ExCeL.
Company calling itself CONVENTION EXPO TRAVEL and GLOBAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATION have been approaching companies at the show purporting to be the official hotel booking agency for the show and taking credit card details and bookings without making any such bookings with the hotels concerned.
We have discovered from fellow exhibition organising companies, that other trade shows’ exhibitors have also been approached in similar fashion.
We would advise you if you are contacted by CONVENTION EXPO TRAVEL or GLOBAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, do NOT under any circumstances make a booking with them or give any credit card details.