Attendee and Hotel Scam Warning

Attendee List Scam Warning

As with many large conferences and trade shows, unauthorized companies are contacting SECO conference attendees and exhibitors claiming to represent SECO, offering SECO attendee lists or SECO member contact lists. Under SECO’s privacy policy, SECO does not share information or make information available for purchase to any third parties.

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 SECO 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: SECO Exhibiting companies’ primary contact information is given to our official vendors, Shepard Exposition Services, CSI (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 SECO conference attendee list, which previously only contained the physical mailing addresses – email address and phone information were not provided. SECO 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 the Conference: 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.
SECO does not sell the attendee list for our annual Congress 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
  • b2bleadsandcontactsexpo
  • b2bDataKernel
  • Bizbusinesstech
  • Carlsons B2B
  • CMI Event TravelConferencelseadexpos
  • Contact Attendees From Show
  • Contact Expos Lead
  • Conventioneers.us
  • Demand Generation Executive
  • Dynamic Global Leads
  • ETB
  • E-List Appenders
  • Event Attendees
  • Events 323
  • Eventsb2b
  • Event Travel Planners
  • Expo and Show Contacts
  • Expo Conferences Leads
  • Expo Lead Contact
  • Event Prospex
  • GlobalDataSol.com
  • Global Housing Corp
  • Info USA E-Data
  • International Business Pro
  • ListExpo.Info
  • Leadsexpo
  • Leads Expos Conference
  • Metric Valor
  • Micro Info Tek
  • Pro Asset Media
  • Procure Marketing Guide
  • Targeted Mails
  • TekInfo Hub Services
  • Trade Shows Lead
  • Trade Show Organizer
  • Trimax Leads
  • VoSystecnology
  • Any Emails coming from expoandshowleadsb2b@gmail.com or similar gmail accounts.

Hotel Scam Warning

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.

EventSphere is our exclusive housing provider. SECO has no affiliation with any other company and cannot guarantee rates or accommodations made through these companies. All correspondence received from EventSphere regarding housing for the SECO 20/20 Congress will come from EventSphere, the Official Housing Partner of SECO 20/20 groupcampaigns@pkghlrss.com

 

Known Hotel Scam Companies:

  • A&C Marketing
  • Advanced Travel Systems
  • Allied Acquisition Services
  • Book My Rooms
  • Booking.com
  • Condos at OCC
  • CCBB-Housing
  • CBS International
  • CBS (Corporate Booking Services) International
  • CH Planners
  • Convention Hotel Management
  • Convention Hotel Services
  • Convention Housing
  • Convention Housing Authority
  • Convention Housing Services/Convention Expo Travel
  • Conventioneers LLC
  • ECTC Group/Executive Convention Travel
  • Elite Corporate Planners
  • ETB – Exhibition Travel Bureau
  • Event Connections
  • Event Egg
  • Events Plus, Inc.
  • Event Travel Planners
  • Execu-Link Corp.
  • Executive Events
  • Exhibition Housing Services
  • Exhibition Housing Management/EHM Travel
  • Exhibition Speed Services
  • Exhibitors Hotel Reservations Services
  • Exhibitor Housing Services
  • Expo Housing
  • 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
  • Golden Events
  • Group TIRA/TIRA Convention Management
  • HDMC Group
  • HICORD
  • Hotel Angels, LLC
  • IEA Event Planning
  • International Events, Inc./IEP Group
  • Itravel, Inc.
  • JTR Holdings Inc.
  • Le Company, LLC
  • National Travel Accommodations/NTA
  • National Travel Associates (NTA)
  • NSCN Services
  • NTA Rooms
  • Progress Expo
  • Pro Housing LLC
  • Room Connections/Rooms Connect, Limited
  • Show Coordinators
  • Skyline Housing (affiliated with CCRA)
  • Six Point Travel
  • Stay Right Travel, LLC
  • Tarzango LLC
  • Tira Convention Travel Management/Group Tira Trade Show Housing
  • Trade Show Reservations, LLC
  • Trade Show Planners, LLC
  • TradeShow Housing
  • Travelingo Inc
  • Travel Maker
  • XM Corp./XM Corporation
  • Xpo Planners, Inc

 

If you have any doubt about the information that you are receiving regarding the SECO 20/20 Annual Congress, please email or call us: seco@eventsphere.com or (866) 393-0555.

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