It has been brought to our attention that there are multiple companies contacting InterDrone attendees (both past and currently registered), claiming to represent InterDrone (and/or leaving out important information so that it’s ambiguous whether they represent InterDrone or not), offering various services related to attending or exhibiting at InterDrone.
Beware of scams targeting InterDrone attendees and exhibitors
It appears as though the vendors that are sending these advertisements are simply spamming and cold-calling the companies that appear on the InterDrone.com attendee and exhibitor pages.
The most egregious solicitations are coming from housing companies for room reservations at our show locations and list-management companies that claim that they have the InterDrone attendee list. If you are contacted about either of these offerings, they are scams, period. (InterDrone DOES NOT work with housing companies, nor do we share attendee contact information.)
To help alleviate the confusion and potential customer service issues, we’ve compiled a list the companies that are sending these deceptive and misleading email solicitations (The companies we have been made aware of thus far). Many of them have been sent Cease & Desists from us, but continue their practices, using a different company name.
Before you decide to do business with any of the companies listed below, we recommend that you DO YOUR RESEARCH and PLEASE DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING UNLESS YOU HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THEIR SMALL PRINT.
Scammers Targeting InterDrone Attendees and Exhibitors
- All States Shipping, LLC: sending unsolicited bulk emails to attending companies with their service offerings.
- Exhibitor Housing Services (aka EHS, ehshousing.com): housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation penalties.
- Exhibitor Housing Management (aka EHM): housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation penalties.
- GB Data License, Inc. (aka global-bigdata.com): claims that they have the InterDrone attendee list.
- Geospacetechnologies.us: claims that they have the InterDrone attendee list.
- Trade Show Housing (tshousing.com): housing company offering pre-paid hotel reservations with added booking fees and significant cancellation penalties.
- Venuse Global (venuseglobal.com): claims that they have the InterDrone attendee list.
To help us put a stop to these deceptive companies, we ask that if you receive a solicitation from any person or business that claims to be authorized by InterDrone (or makes it seem as though there is some sort of association with the conference), we encourage you to forward it along to us, firstname.lastname@example.org.