Attendee & Hotel Scam Warnings
Attendee List Scam
Large conferences and events often become targets for companies seeking to take advantage of the attendees. Some of our attendees and exhibitors have recently reported to us that they’ve been contacted by third party companies for a number of reasons including hotel reservations and offering to sell our attendee list to them.
These third-party “pirate” companies create websites and email solicitations offering special discounted hotel rooms for other associations’ meetings. They use web domain names and email addresses that look similar to the official versions for the conference. Often, these discounted rooms do not exist. The primary objective of this solicitation is to obtain your credit card information.
onPeak is our exclusive housing provider. EXPO has no affiliation with any other company and cannot guarantee rates or accommodations made through these companies. All correspondence received from onPeak regarding housing for the EXPO 2021 Congress will come onPeak, the Official Housing Partner of EXPO.
Known Hotel Scam Companies:
Advanced Travel Systems
Allied Acquisition Services
Book My Rooms
Condos at OCC
CBS (Corporate Booking Services) International
Convention Hotel Management
Convention Hotel Services
Convention Housing Authority
Convention Housing Services/Convention Expo Travel
ECTC Group/Executive Convention Travel
Elite Corporate Planners
ETB – Exhibition Travel Bureau
Events Plus, Inc.
Event Travel Planners
Exhibition Housing Services
Exhibition Housing Management/EHM Travel
Exhibition Speed Services
Exhibitors Hotel Reservations Services
Exhibitor Housing Services
Expo Housing Services/EHS
GE Group Travel
Global Corporate Consultants (GCC Inc.)
Global Corporate Events, Inc.
Global Events Group
Global Expo Travel LLC
Global Housing Company
Global Housing Management/GHM Travel
Global Housing Services Corporation
Global Travel Partners
Global Travel Planner
Group TIRA/TIRA Convention Management
Hotel Angels, LLC
IEA Event Planning
International Events, Inc./IEP Group
JTR Holdings Inc.
Le Company, LLC
National Travel Accommodations/NTA
National Travel Associates (NTA)
Pro Housing LLC
Room Connections/Rooms Connect, Limited
Skyline Housing (affiliated with CCRA)
Six Point Travel
Stay Right Travel, LLC
Tira Convention Travel Management/Group Tira Trade Show Housing
Trade Show Reservations, LLC
Trade Show Planners, LLC
XM Corp./XM Corporation
Xpo Planners, Inc
Scammers offering to sell these lists often aggregate information based on web crawler or email “scraper” programs searching for the “@” sign in email addresses posted on various websites (including LinkedIn and Facebook). While this is illegal in most countries, it does not prevent scammers from doing so, so the best way to prevent yourself from receiving these emails is to protect your information, and if at all possible, don’t post your email address online (or post it in an obscured way, such as an image or by not using the “@”) sign.
Please do not engage with and/or acquire/purchase any list from any company claiming to have use of EXPO conference database, attendees or contact information as it puts you and others' contact information at risk. Oftentimes, responding to these emails (even to “unsubscribe”) confirms to them that they have reached a valid email address.
Exhibitor List for Official Vendors:
EXPO Exhibiting companies’ primary contact information is given to our official vendors, GES - Global Experience Services, Eleventh & Gather (our registration company/Lead retrieval), Rainprotection (Insurance), and the Georgia World Congress Center for ordering purposes for their booth materials. Vendors do not release this information elsewhere, nor do we post exhibitor email contact info on our website.
Attendee Mailing List for Exhibitors:
Conference exhibitors are no longer provided a EXPO conference attendee list, which previously only contained the physical mailing addresses – email address and phone information were not provided. EXPO never sells or provides email addresses, yet this may not prevent attendees from receiving these fraudulent “contact list” emails.
Exhibitor Lead Retrieval “Badge Scanners” at EXPO:
Exhibitors at the conference may purchase badge scanning lead retrieval units, which do collect entire contact information (including phone & email address) for those attendees who verbally consent to having their badge scanned at an exhibitor’s booth. EXPO does not sell the attendee list for our event to any third-party companies or list brokers. These solicitations are simply an attempt to confirm your email address and get your credit card information.
Known Attendee List Scam Companies:
Aim Digital Pros
Asset Media Leads
CMI Event TravelConferencelseadexpos
Contact Attendees From Show
Contact Expos Lead
Demand Generation Executive
Dynamic Global Leads
Event Travel Planners
Expo and Show Contacts
Expo Conferences Leads
Expo Lead Contact
Global Housing Corp
Info USA E-Data
International Business Pro
Leads Expos Conference
Micro Info Tek
Pro Asset Media
Procure Marketing Guide
TekInfo Hub Services
Trade Shows Lead
Trade Show Organizer
Any Emails coming from firstname.lastname@example.org or similar gmail accounts.