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:
Sky Ridge Financing – firstname.lastname@example.org
B2B Prolist – email@example.com
Delaware Marketing Group – firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Data Arc – email@example.com
Global Expo – firstname.lastname@example.org
Zest Media Providers – email@example.com
Micro Info Directory – firstname.lastname@example.org
Events Pro Leads – email@example.com
Global Tech Leads – firstname.lastname@example.org
New York Bean,LLC – email@example.com
Ocean Micro Hub – firstname.lastname@example.org
B2B Techno USA – email@example.com
Ravbina - firstname.lastname@example.org
Trade Show Leads - email@example.com
Bags Icon - firstname.lastname@example.org
My Deal Here - email@example.com
Infor Digital Media Zone - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bright Leads Direct - email@example.com
Prospex - firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Rest Media - email@example.com
Find it Users - firstname.lastname@example.org
Procure Marketing Leads - email@example.com
Target Events - firstname.lastname@example.org
Premium and Promo - email@example.com
Pro Attendee Data - firstname.lastname@example.org (Veronica Spencer)
Fortune Database – email@example.com (Kristen Brown)
Attendees2 – firstname.lastname@example.org (Rebecca Pearson)