Scams Targeting AIST Members
Throughout the years, AIST has been a target of groups trying to offer all types of services from fictitious hotel arrangements to fraudulent lead generation services.
Approved AIST Housing Vendors
All AIST approved housing vendors will be clearly noted on the AIST event website. Any solicitation coming from housing companies for room reservations at our hotels is a scam. Please delete the email immediately and do not interact with the sender.
Scams Targeting Member Chapter Officers
Fraudulent solicitations for bank account information are being sent to AIST Member Chapter officers. Often times the request is generated from a fictitious email account from an individual posing as another chapter officer. Be vigilant - double check email addresses and contact your fellow officer personally if there is any doubt.
Unauthorized Service Providers
As an exhibitor, you may be contacted by unauthorized service providers for audiovisual, carpet, exhibitor directory listing, etc. — who claim to be affiliated with AIST. These solicitations may appear to provide cost savings; however, the rates listed could be misleading and, in some cases, the vendor may not be a credible supplier.
AIST Attendee List Rules
AIST does not sell or rent any database lists. Statements claiming to offer these attendee lists are fraudulent. If you receive a message from a source outside of AIST, please do not interact with them. Valid AIST emails will include “Email ID Text”@aist.org.
Reported Unauthorized Providers:
B2B Prolist – firstname.lastname@example.org
Delaware Marketing Group – email@example.com
Global Data Arc – firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Expo – email@example.com
Zest Media Providers – firstname.lastname@example.org
Micro Info Directory – email@example.com
Events Pro Leads – firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Tech Leads – email@example.com
New York Bean,LLC – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocean Micro Hub – email@example.com
B2B Techno USA – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ravbina - email@example.com
Trade Show Leads - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bags Icon - email@example.com
My Deal Here - firstname.lastname@example.org
Infor Digital Media Zone - email@example.com
Bright Leads Direct - firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospex - email@example.com
Global Rest Media - firstname.lastname@example.org
Find it Users - email@example.com
Procure Marketing Leads - firstname.lastname@example.org
Target Events - email@example.com
Premium and Promo - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro Attendee Data - email@example.com (Veronica Spencer)