Beware of Fraudulent Phone Calls and Emails

The exhibition industry is experiencing pervasive issues with both fraudulent phone calls and emails. We would like to remind you to be extra vigilant with your personal and company information. IMPC does not share nor sell our member, attendee, or exhibitor information. Please read more about IMPC Privacy Policy.

These are two common ways you may be contacted:

Attendee List Scam

A company may contact you under false pretenses and offer to sell you an attendee or exhibitor list. Please note that IMPC does not share nor sell our member, attendee or exhibitor information. As an exhibitor, you will receive a post-conference list of attendees who have opted-in to sharing these details or by collecting the data yourself as you talk to attendees who stop by your booth. You may collect this information manually (e.g. business cards) or rent Lead Retrieval through ExpoLogic.

 

Hotel Booking Scam

You may be offered hotel reservation assistance and/or discounted hotel rates. Please note that IMPC hotels nor agents will not contact you directly to book your stay. SME has negotiated rates with local hotels that are accessible from the IMPC website, through IMPC registration or directly through the Exhibitor Dashboard.

Reminder:

  • Do not provide your personal or financial information over the phone or via email
  • Resist the pressure to act immediately
  • Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1, 2014. It is in place to protect Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace. For more information please visit fightspace.gc.ca.
  • Please refer to the IMPC website and, when in doubt, contact us directly to verify you are working with one of our show partners.
  • You can report this spam to the Federal Trade Commission here: reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/assistant. On that page, click “Something Else” then fill in the form with the details of the fraudulent email/phone call.

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