It has been brought to our attention that there are fraudulent companies contacting participants, offering to “sell” our Attendee List or requesting data or money for misleading directory or event services.
Some examples of companies we know about include:
An organisation claiming to be a US company called Professionalsdata
An organisation called Softtechbizz.com that is circulating an email claiming that our events are cancel due to Covid19, and then offering to sell our database
A so-called company (without contact details) called Heanco.info
Imaginary people called firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
A company unknown and not recommended by us called Colab Design Group, offering to design your exhibition stand
An orginisation called Learning Vault offering to sell our database
A person called Mollie Hawkes from Expos Data Shop offering to sell our attendee database
We suspect there may be others also involved in this type of scam.
None of these companies are affiliated with us. Most don’t even include real contact details.
Unfortunately, this is quite a common scam within the exhibition industry where the organiser publishes an exhibitor list on its website and event app. We would like to reassure all our clients that we NEVER sell or share our attendee data. Therefore, anyone claiming to be in possession of our attendee lists or be acting as our agent to sell our data is a complete fraud i.e. this is a scam.
We would also like to reassure all our participants that our events are most definitely not cancelled. Some have been pivoted from a physical to a virtual format, but they are definitely not canceled.
We have received copies of some of the emails they are sending and are investigating the organisations involved, but if you have any further information or you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
In fact, we have even purchased one of these so-called databases to try ascertaining whether there was any truth in their claim (and as a bit of a joke!). However, as you’d expect, the data we received was completely fabricated.
If you’re ever unsure if a potential supplier is trustworthy, please remember to check our preferred contractors list within our Exhibitor Manual.
If you're still not sure, please give us a call, we are always here to talk these things through and help find solutions where we can.
Tel +61 2 7208 8181