Several companies that have websites with online catalogs of fairs and exhibitions, including the International Fairs Directory, target exhibitors in the trade fair’s run-up, asking them to fill out forms to confirm or update data, to publish them for free in the catalog. The refusal to complete these data would lead to their automatic deletion from the database, in which case the exhibitors could no longer be contacted.
How the scam works: the company sends an order form (by email or even by mail), a form that seems to come from fairs that companies usually participate in. Sometimes, the email is preceded by a phone call requesting the verification of data, to be listed in the online catalog.
EUROEXPO Fairs, the official organizer of trade fairs and exhibitions PACK SHOW, METAL SHOW & TIB, PRINT & SIGN, EXPO SHOP, BABY BOOM SHOW, TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY SHOW, CLEANING SHOW, EXPO PLAST, DIGITAL SIGNAGE SHOW, CORPORATE GIFTS SHOW specifies that it has nothing to do with these deceptive commercial practices and warns exhibitors about the illicit activities of these websites. In fact, EUROEXPO Fairs has for some time been advising the exhibitors concerned, who contact us frequently in matters regarding unofficial exhibitor directories.
Please warn everyone in your company who takes over the emails (including those sent to the address “info @”) or mail, about this scam, do not fill in, and do not return any form came from the International Fairs Directory.
Be careful to check everything thoroughly before signing any form, because thousands of people and companies have been deceived by the owners of these online catalogs: International Fairs Directory, Expo-Guide, Fairguide! The form’s signing leads to the conclusion of a promotion contract (which costs around 3000 euros) with the respective websites, a promotion that has nothing to do with the EUROEXPO Fairs exhibitions. Make absolutely certain that you are completing only legitimate forms, received from the legal organizers of fairs and exhibitions in which you participate as an exhibitor.
The EUROEXPO Fairs Team