Organisers at Naidex have taken measures to prevent any of its exhibitors or partners falling for an internet scam that has targeted some firms.
Warnings were issued by Europe’s largest show dedicated to care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability, after internet scams advertising a false exhibitor database were uncovered.
Scammers claimed their ‘databases’ offered companies contact names, job titles, mailing address and email addresses in exchange for a fee.
Earlier this week, Access & Mobility Professional was also contacted by an email address claiming to offer exhibitor contacts (see below)
In response, Naidex organisers distributed an email reading: “We have just been made aware that a company, Prospexin, sometimes posing as BMailing Lists, are claiming to have the visitor data for Naidex 2017 – THIS IS A SCAM. We never release or sell our visitor data to anybody, so they do not have this and cannot sell it.
“This week we have also had other companies sending out similar emails. Please do not purchase anything from these people or other similar propositions.
“We have a list of verified suppliers that we trust and work with, listed on the exhibitor portal, should you wish to find extra show support on things like stand design/hotels etc.”
Naidex has recently undergone a major rebrand and is set to at least double the amount of seminars and business speakers, in addition to adding new features and demonstrations.
The show in March at the NEC, Birmingham, will host in excess of 200 exhibitors and will welcome 12,000 people through its doors, including around 2,400 retailers, vendors, distributors and installers.
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