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Beware of Hotel Scam

HOTEL BOOKING SCAM

It has been brought to our attention that individuals by the name of Allen, Tom, or Matt Miller from the company Convention Housing Planners Corp or RightSignature at (443) 453-5087 have recently contacted members claiming to be representatives of ACCED-I, citing that our room block is almost full and to offer their hotel reservation services.

To be clear, these individuals, or any third party company claiming to represent ACCED-I, ARE NOT IN ANY WAY affiliated with ACCED-I, and are NOT authorized to use our name, the name of our conference or the name of our conference hotels.Unfortunately, this can be a common occurrence for association meetings and conventions.
 
How do they operate?

Individuals aggressively cold-call and spam companies, usually exhibitors, but can target individuals with the concern of not having a hotel room available or a so-called large discount on the hotel room rate.

Once you’ve indicated interest, they will send you a contract or ask for your credit card details. Do not sign any document or provide your credit card details.

No one should contact you directly to book your hotel room or offer you a “special discounted conference rate”.If you receive one of these calls or emails, it is a scam. They are not affiliated with ACCED-I. If you receive a phone call from someone wanting to speak to the “tradeshow coordinator or the person who is handling the ACCED-I Annual Conference that your company is attending in March”, it is a scam and they are not affiliated with ACCED-I. If you receive a phone call or email from someone mentioning that “there is a problem with your hotel reservation at the conference hotel”, it is a scam and they are not affiliated with ACCED-I.
 
How to book your room in a safe way?

Hotel reservations are only possible via the online registration for the conference found on our website here

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sandy Brock at sandy@acced-i.org or (970) 449-4960.