November 2018 | Seattle, WA

Beware of SCAMS

BEWARE OF SCAMS for directory listings

There are several organizations that have been targeting exhibitors and small companies around the world including exhibitors at Diversified Communications events in the United States requesting that the exhibitor update their trade show directory listing or world business directory. If you have participated in any of our exhibitions in previous years, or are due to participate in any of our events this year you are likely to be targeted.

Please BEWARE of companies that send you faxes or emails offering to list your company in an Exhibitor Directory or a Business Guide, for example FAIRGuide, Expo-Guide, Construct Data Verlag, World Business Directory or World Business Guide.

CONSTRUCT DATA VERLAG of Vienna, Austria or Bratislava, Slovakia (also known as FairGuide or Expo-Guide) and EU Business Services LTD of Utrecht Netherlands or Charlestown Nevis West Indies (also known as EU Business Register, World Business Directory or World Business Guide) are not associated in any fashion with Diversified Communications or any of our trade events including (but not limited to):

Pacific Marine Expo
International WorkBoat Show
WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo
WorkBoat Summits
Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America
Seafood Expo Global & Seafood Processing Global
Seafood Expo Asia
Seafood Expo Southern Europe
Integrative Healthcare Symposium
International Floriculture Expo
Trade & Trends Food Show
APC: Administrative Professionals Conference
Commercial UAV Expo
International LIDAR Mapping Forum
SPAR International
IOFM: Payments Summit
OTC: Order to Cash Summit
Controller’s Conference and Expo
AP & P2P: Accounts Payable & Procure-to-Pay Conference & Expo

If you reply to a faxed letter or an email request from any of these companies to update your directory listing you may be locked into an automatically renewing three (3) year contract for an annual charge that could be USD $1,700 or more (GBP 980 or EU 995). Before responding to any solicitation you should carefully read the entire document and if you are in doubt, do not respond.

If you are a U.S. business and have a complaint or concern about an unsolicited email or fax from one of these companies you can contact your local Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC. If you are an EU based business you can contact your local Consumer Rights office and the EU Consumer Rights office. You can also find more information on the website.

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