Hotel and Attendee List Scams

Beware of Hotel and Attendee-list Scams

What you need to know to stay safe

It has come to our attention that scammers are targeting our meeting attendees and exhibitors, attempting to sell attendee lists and solicit bookings at unauthorized hotels. IAEM does not rent or sell email lists to third parties. See the IAEM Privacy Policy to learn more. 

Please be aware of any message coming from sources not affiliated with IAEM. Avoid interaction with them.

Valid emails come from @iaem.com, info@iaem.comMail@connectedcommunity.org, or from @asmii.net.

Attendee List Email Scam

Unfortunately, emails are circulating that offer to sell attendee lists for the IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX. These emails are sent by scammers impersonating IAEM.

  • Note that IAEM does not sell its exhibitor or attendee lists, and no third party is authorized to distribute or sell any lists related to our events.
  • Statements claiming to offer our attendee lists are fraudulent.
  • Affiliate Member conference exhibitors and select sponsors may retain the right to use the list, but neither emails nor addresses are provided directly to the entity. Emails are sent on their behalf by IAEM staff using an IAEM email address to those who opt-in to receive industry communications.

If you receive emails that propose to sell IAEM conference attendee lists, do not engage with the sender and delete the message immediately.

Hotel Booking Scam

Our conferences are also the target of hotel scams. Scammers call or email attendees and exhibitors, claiming to represent IAEM or IAEM vendors, and encourage our customers to book rooms using fake promotion codes at various hotels close to the conference venue(s).

To secure your hotel for IAEM’s Annual Conference and EMEX, please visit our official site at https://www.iaem.org/usconf/hotel-and-travel/lodging This link is the official source for booking discount housing through the IAEM’s hotel block.

Please know that IAEM and the venue or convention center will NOT be calling anyone to make a room reservation and that any person who claims to do so on our behalf is not authorized to do so.

If ANYONE contacts you about booking housing or purchasing attendee/data lists, please be advised that they are poachers who are not authorized by IAEM and should be reported to IAEM HQ and ignored.

Please note that most recently, scams have been detected from:

Global Expo Travel LLC – phone number 1-858-964-0451, and the Royal Group.

Here are some of the other known companies/domains to steer clear of:  

  • Bethesda List Center
  • Biz-Proposal
  • Convention Housing Authority
  • Conventioneers LLC
  • Corporate Booking Services (CBS Inc)
  • cvdmprospective
  • Docu - Contacts
  • Event Travel Planners
  • Exhibitors Housing Management
  • Exhibitors Housing Services
  • Expo Housing Services
  • Filmscape Productions (zubli@filmscapepro)
  • Global Expo
  • Global Housing Services Corporation (globalhousingcorp)
  • Global Travel Partners
  • HOtrix, LLC (Otrix-Hotels)
  • National Travel Associates (NTA)
  • onlineleadsinc
  • Pro Housing
  • shftmktleads
  • StayExhibit.com
  • streembases
  • TravelEra

If you receive emails or calls regarding discounted IAEM hotel accommodations, please disregard them and do not engage with the sender. Please contact IAEM Headquarters with any questions at info@iaem.org.

Checking Email Header

If you think the email is suspicious, you can check the email header to make sure it’s from IAEM. Here are some instructions on how to do that: https://www.wikihow.com/Read-Email-Headers

  • Remember: IAEM does not rent or sell your email address to third parties.
  • Remember: Do not click on any links that look suspicious.

If you are solicited by a scammer, please notify IAEM at info@iaem.org.

Contact Us
For any questions contact the IAEM Conference Director, Julie Husk at jhusk@iaem.com or 703-538-1795 x 1789.
201 Park Washington Ct,
Falls Church, VA 22046
Dates and Locations

Dates and Locations of Future IAEM Annual Conferences:

 Nov. 15 – 21, 2024*
 Colorado Springs, CO

Nov. 14 – 20, 2025*
 Louisville, KY

*The core program dates are Sunday-Wednesday, with additional Friday-Saturday and Thursday-Friday pre- and post-conference training and other options.

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