Calls to book your hotel for an exhibition, forms to sign-up for the International Fairs Directory, e-mails to buy contact lists for major trade shows. Again we warn you not to answer any of these scamming companies that are targeting the horticultural trade fairs.
"Good morning! I'm calling you regarding your hotel reservation during the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. We want to offer you the best hotel rates and help you with your booking, as hotels are filling up rapidly." Just like other major exhibitions the exhibitors with the Canadian Greenhouse Conference are targeted by swindlers. They have been receiving phone calls or emails from different companies (i.e. Conventioneers) claiming to be acting on behalf of the CGC to book hotel rooms, exhibit space or provide attendee contact information. This is fraudulent activity. "The CGC does not engage third party companies to book hotel rooms or exhibit space nor do we rent or sell attendee contact information", the organisation shares.
The same goes for other exhibitions - if it's Cultivate, Indoor AgCon or any other major show. Please make your hotel bookings via a trusted contact and not a questionable phone call.
International Fairs Directory
Besides the calls for hotel rooms there are also the contact lists, exhibitor lists and the International Fairs Directory.
This week for example again swindlers have targeted GreenTech participants. Fraudulent forms have been sent to various offices, which appear to be connected to the exhibition, but which are, in reality three-year contracts for a dubious website.
The letter is accompanied by a partially filled in form with company data. If you complete the form and return it, you will be billed 1,212 euro for an entry in the International Fairs Directory. Moreover, the contract is valid for three years.