Scams Targeting GSA Exhibitors, GSA Members, and Attendees
The Geological Society of America, as with many large trade shows and conferences, has been the target of companies that are contacting GSA attendees and exhibitors offering attendee lists, discounted housing, and other services associated with attending or exhibiting at the GSA Annual Meeting and Convention in Phoenix.
The Geological Society of America does not ever sell or provide membership, attendee or exhibitor information.
The official vendors for the Geological Society of America 131st Annual Meeting and Exhibit are:
- Meeting Venue: Phoenix Convention Center
- Headquarters Hotel: Sheraton Downtown Phoenix
- Exhibitor Services: Corcoran Expositions, Inc.
- Decorator: Freeman
- Audiovisual: Image AudioVisual
- Abstracts: Conference Exchange
- Housing Reservations: Orchid Events
Attendee List Scam
Companies offering this information or contacting you have many web programs and search methods to eventually reach you via email or phone. Please know we have not had a data breach. These companies keep contacting a wide range of people until they eventually get to someone who responds. Please do not engage with, purchase or click on any links that look suspicious. Oftentimes responding or unsubscribing to these emails confirms to them that they have reached a valid email address. If you receive a solicitation from a third party or from any person or business that claims to be an authorized vendor or makes it seem as though they are affiliated with GSA, we ask that you forward the information on to email@example.com.
The companies identified in this scam include, but may not be limited to (business names and email accounts change frequently):
- Demand Generation Executive
- Expo Lead Contact
- Trade shows Lead
- Global Cloud Techno