Jan 27, 2016
Industry + Intelligence
Denver, CO
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Fair Guide/Expo Guide Scam

SIA Exhibitors: Be Aware of Fair Guide/Expo Guide Exhibitor Scams

It has recently come to our attention that Expo Guide S de RL de CV of Mexico (aka the Fair Guide, product of Construct Data Partners, Slovakia) has once again been targeting SIA Members/Exhibitors requesting company data updates for an online directory. They are specifically mentioning the SIA Show. In addition Expo Guide is asking for a three-year advertisement commitment of $1,571 or more.

Do not respond to this solicitation!

By using a form similar to a Show organizer’s free catalog listing with SIA’s name, this group is offering advertising space on their Fair Guide (www.fairguide.com) and/or Expo Guide (www.expo-guide.com) websites. If an exhibitor signs the advertising agreement, they can be locked into a non-terminable contract at a significant cost. If you receive a document with SIA or SIA’s Show name on it, please read through it carefully to confirm it is not a scam.

SIA does not have a partner agreement or relationship with Construct Data Verlag AG, Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV, Fair Guide, Expo Guide nor any of their other brands.

Please be aware of this scam and others. If you have heard of other scams, please contact SIA right away. The site, www.stopecg.org, does have information on Expo Guide and other misleading scams.

Click here to view sample of recent Fair Guide solicitation.

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