Organisers of the Group Leisure & Travel Show have contacted exhibitors following the discovery of bogus emails that claim to provide access to an attendees list.
The emails, which have been sent out this week, offer recipients the chance to buy the database at a cost.
YPL Exhibitions & Events has confirmed that the emails in question are nothing to do with the exhibition, taking place on Thursday 11th October in Hall 19 at Birmingham’s NEC, and are completely incorrect.
Furthermore, YPL says the visitor database for the show is never released under any circumstances and remains secure and confidential. It is also copyright and subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act.
“The annual show, being held at the NEC, Birmingham, on 11th October, is highly professional,” says show director Graham Yandell, “and we never release visitor information to anyone. Anyone who receives such correspondence by email should not be fooled and is advised to report it as spam.”
Yandell continued: “It’s a sad fact of life that there are always people out there who are prepared to extract money by stealth. Sadly this scam is not unique to our show and such companies target different shows in different markets with similar bogus offers.”
It comes after a similar warning last year following emails sent out, also offering access to the show’s database.
Should anyone visiting or exhibiting at the GLT Show require any further help or information they should contact exhibition organiser Emma Cash on email@example.com.
Register to visit the exhibition
The annual show will host a wide and diverse range of exhibitors including top attractions, tourist boards and accommodation providers, ticketing agencies, coach companies and tour operators – all ready to look after groups.
You can register for free entry now. Find the simple Visitor Registration form at grouptravelshow.com/register – why wait?
Companies interested in exhibiting can telephone Sharon Yandell on 01908-613323 for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main image: Visitors at the Group Leisure & Travel Show 2017.