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WARNING!!!

Kongres Magazine has been notified by the Conventa team about different kind of scams that buyers and exhibitors have come across. Take a few minutes and carefully read the below warnings on how to recognise the scam and how to react to it. 

BEWARE OF SCAMS

Unfortunately, the Conventa team has been notified that exhibitors and buyers have received calls and/or email from companies claiming to be an agent of, or affiliated to Conventa.

The Conventa team has NO RELATIONSHIP with any company to provide hotel rooms or sell-off or distribute its attendee database.

ATTENDEES LIST SCAM

We would like to warn about an email scam that targets Conventa exhibitors. The scam claims to relate to the Conventa trade show.

Please do not engage with and/or acquire/purchase any list from any company claiming to have use of Conventa database, attendees or contact information, as it puts you and others contact information at risk. Often times, responding to these emails (even to “unsubscribe”) confirms to them that they have reached a valid email address.

PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM. Conventa will provide links and contact information for any company with which it has a contract.

HOTEL BOOKING SCAMS

It might also happen that some service provider will contact you to offer hotel reservation services.

To be clear, these companies ARE NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED TO CONVENTA AND ARE NOT AUTHORISED TO USE ITS NAME OR THE NAME OF THE HOTEL.

These companies inaccurately represent themselves as Conventa’s ‘housing vendor’ are contacting individuals in the Conventa community, soliciting business. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations on your behalf, or even offer you a discount. They are aggressively cold-calling and spamming companies, usually exhibitors, with a so-called large discount on the hotel room rate.

Once you’ve indicated to be interested, they will send you a contract or ask for your credit card details. DO NOT SIGN ANY DOCUMENT OR PROVIDE YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS.

No one should contact you directly to book your hotel room or offer you special discounts. They are not affiliated with Conventa.

How to book your room in a safe way?

Hotel reservations are only possible via the online registration for the conference.

All negotiated hotel blocks will always be listed on Conventa’s website with links and contact information to its specially negotiated room blocks. Conventa always tries to find the most conveniently located overflow hotels at the best price for its attendees and exhibitors. It will continually update the information provided on its website as hotels sell out.

Please be alert if you receive offers for hotel bookings, advertising space, exhibitor support, or any other kind of service.

Should you receive any suspicious offers, please do not fall for their ploy to get you a better hotel rate or gain access to attendees list, but rather inform Conventa team about it via email: natalija@conventa.info.

Conventa team will investigate and take steps to warn others should it turn out to be a scam.

Known Attendee List Scam Companies:

• Aim Digital Pros
• Asset Media Leads
• b2bleadsandcontactsexpo
• b2bDataKernel
• Bizbusinesstech
• Carlsons B2B
• CMI Event Travel
• Conferencelseadexpos
• 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.

Known Hotel Scam Companies:

  • A&C Marketing
  • Advanced Travel Systems
  • Allied Acquisition Services
  • Book My Rooms
  • 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.
  • Kiana Lawyer PH (caller named Tom from 443 area code)
  • 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

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