We need you, our exhibitors, to be aware of fradulent companies who may contact you under the guise of working with the BC Home + Garden Show or offering free services. Please take note of the more common schemes we are aware of, below:
Exhibitors Directory for Fairs and Exhibitions
Marketplace Events LLC learned that “Construct Data Publishers” of Bratislava, Slovakia and similar companies were targeting various show producers including Marketplace Events exhibitors. They offered advertising space in their “Exhibitors Directory for Fairs and Exhibitions” via a form that includes the specific Marketplace Events show name. Exhibitors who signed and returned the form were bound to a non-terminable agreement at significant cost for a period of at least three years and automatically renewing thereafter at the same cost, unless canceled by registered letter within a specified period.
NATIONAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATES LLC
This company will email and phone exhibitors to try and pressure them to book hotel rooms through them for certain events. The Vancouver Home Shows do not collect any payment information regarding hotel bookings and simply offer a flat rate for exhibitors to utilize during their stay at the selected Show Hotel listed on the exhibitor kit under the label of Accommodations and Parking.
For an example of one of these forms that this company sends out as an offer to process your room reservation please click here.
Here is an example of what one of their emails looks like and here is a link to some reviews of the company.
Pirate Housing Companies
Pirate housing companies are companies that claim to be affiliated with the BC Home + Garden Show, offering to help book discounted hotel rooms. In most cases, when you book your room with these unscrupulous companies, your reservations CAN'T be changed, cancelled or modified in any way without significant penalties.
Offers of Home + Garden show Email/Database List
The BC Home + Garden Show does not sell its data lists nor offer them for public use. Be aware if you receive an email from ChiefExecutiveData.com looking like this:
"Would you be interested to acquire the BC Home + Garden Show Professionals Databank?
Complete Contact Information: Company Name, Full Name, Title, Direct Email Address, Physical Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, zip code, and more. All contacts are assured and updated, and you receive unlimited access to our database.
Industry List: IT Executives List, Technology Users, Information Technology, Health-care Industry, Finance & Banking, Marketing Professionals Lists, Manufacturing, Advertising, Oil & Gas Industry, Pharmaceutical, Meeting Planners, Hotel & Restaurants, Automotive Industry, HR Professionals List, Education Industry, Construction, All C-level executives List and many more.
Please let me know your Target Industry, Target Titles, and Geography you wish to reach, so that I can send you more information for your review.
Target Industry: _______________ (Any); Target Geography: _____________; Target Job Title: _______________ (Any);
Please let me know how many records you would want to purchase and I will get back to you with discounted cost.
We do have all industry databases, Appending Services and Email Campaign.
If you feel I should talk to somebody else in your organization in regards to email list, it would be great if you could forward this email to the right person. We appreciate your time.
Looking forward to your response."