IMPORTANT: Prevention of fraudulent activity
Informa Markets is constantly working to improve security and reduce the risk to our customers of any fraudulent activity.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the following:
- Funds should only be remitted to the bank account details quoted on UBM invoices.
- Informa Markets will never contact our customers directly to request for funds to be remitted to any bank account other than that printed on the invoice.
- Informa Markets emails are sent from @ubm.com or @informa.com addresses and any variation from this should be considered potentially fraudulent
WARNING - EXPO GUIDE, EXPOFAIRS, FAIRGUIDE.COM & CONSTRUCT DATA VERLAG
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SIGN ANY FORMS FROM THEM
Expo Guide/ExpoFairs/International Fairs Directory/FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag target companies through legitimate exhibition guides. Their current activities cover companies throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Expo Guide claims to offer online listing services. They use a form which resembles an organiser's free catalogue listing service, inviting exhibitors to complete the form for an entry in an on-line directory. Unsuspecting exhibitors who sign and return the form are then contracted into a three-year, non-retractable agreement, which could cost you a significant amount of money, with no foreseeable benefits. Included in their group is debt collection agency Gravis Inkasso Gmbh and Swiss debt collection agency Premiumn Recovery AG (a Construct Data subsidiary) which works in partnership with the various guides to intimidate exhibitors into paying.
These publications have no connection with us or any of our events. We strongly advise our exhibitors, and the entire exhibition community, to be most vigilant against this and similar organisations. There are many so-called guides that mail deceptive contracts and then harass those who sign them in error for money. However the sheer scale and systematic way in which these guides attack exhibitors is outrageous.
Additional information on the Expo Guide, ExpoFairs, FairGuide and other Construct Data Verlag publications is available at: www.aeo.org.uk/expoguide