EXHIBITOR SCAM ALERT
Live Events is continually working to reduce the risk to our clients of fraudulent activity.
WARNING – SPAMMERS / FAKE LISTS
We wish to draw your attention to a ‘company’ / ‘domains’ operating under the names of ‘attendeesfx’, ‘Global Visitors Data’ and ‘exposales.us’, which is targeting exhibitors by falsely purporting to sell The Plant Powered Show’s “Attendees/Visitors” lists. ‘attendeesfx’, ‘Global Visitors Data’ and ‘exposales.us’ or any other such domains or company/s are spammers and are not in any way affiliated with Live Events (Pty) Ltd.
Live Events or The Plant Powered Show never sell data. Please report any instances to the team here.
How to spot a fraudulent email:
The legal entity that operates The Plant Powered Show is Live Events (Pty) Ltd and this is the company name used on all invoices and contracts that we issue.
Receiving fraudulent emails:
Please make sure to verify the email addresses both in the ‘From’ address field and in the ‘Reply-to’ address field (which will become visible when you reply to an email). Typically, fraudsters will use fake email addresses in one or both of these address fields and can use other sophisticated techniques. A detailed guide to help spot and defend against phishing attacks and fraudulent emails can be found on The Cybersecurity Hub, South Africa’s National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) here.
WARNING – EXPO GUIDE, EXPOFAIRS, FAIRGUIDE.COM, CONSTRUCT DATA VERLAG & INSIDE DATA VIEW. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SIGN ANY FORMS FROM THEM
- Expo Guide/ExpoFairs/International Fairs Directory/FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag/ Inside Data View target companies through legitimate exhibition guides or data selling.
- Expo Guide claims to offer online listing services. They use a form which resembles an organiser’s free catalogue listing service, inviting exhibitors to complete the form for an entry in an online directory. Unsuspecting exhibitors who sign and return the form are then contracted into a three-year, non-retractable agreement, which could cost you a significant amount of money, with no foreseeable benefits. Included in their group is debt collection agency Gravis Inkasso Gmbh and Swiss debt collection agency Premium Recovery AG (a Construct Data subsidiary) which works in partnership with the various guides to intimidate exhibitors into paying.
- These publications have no connection with us or any of our events. We strongly advise our exhibitors, and the entire exhibition community, to be most vigilant against this and similar organisations.
- Additional information on the Expo-Guide, ExpoFairs, FairGuide and other Construct Data Verlag publications is available at: www.aeo.org.uk/expoguide.
If you suspect that you have received a fraudulent email or if you have any questions please contact a member of the team here.