Today our team uncovered a scam that was going on in Louisville regarding room reservations and attendee lists, and it seems we are not the first show this has happened to. Here’s what you need to know so you can avoid these scams…
The Louisville hotels do not call exhibitors direct for room reservations.
You can contact the official Louisville Show hotel directly at:
The Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport
830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209
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From what the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has said, past groups like this have gone after some of the trade shows in Louisville and tried to make false reservations. What we’ve learned from the bureau is that these people will say they’ll make a reservation for you, take your credit card information, and then you discover there is not a reservation when you get to Louisville. Meanwhile, the perpetrators have your important information.
Please do not fall prey to this scam. The following information came from Karen Wallace, Director of Housing Services of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau regarding this issue, and was sent to our attention:
“It has come to our attention that there are individuals are inaccurately representing themselves as a ‘Hotel provider for our show.’ They are contacting individuals in the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show community, soliciting business. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show room block at the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show rate on your behalf, and they may also miss-represent that they are calling from the HOTEL. The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is not utilizing the services of any housing service Reservations for the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show should be made directly with the hotel. If you provide your credit card information to any unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged but you may not have a reservation when you arrive in Louisville. Complete information about the show is also available online at the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show web site.”
The Louisville Show Shares No Attendee Info with Third Parties
Also, it has come to our attention that there are list data providers claiming to have access to the list of attendees for The Louisville Show. We want to assure you all that we take data protection seriously, and obviously we don’t give attendee lists out to third parties and people who aren’t exhibitors. Please do not engage with and/or acquire/purchase any list from any company claiming to have use of our attendee list, as we cannot be held responsible for any interaction or purchase made with fraudulent companies or individuals.
If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call (770) 587-3350. It’s a shame we all have to respond to things of this nature, but that’s life today in the computer age.
Dennis J. Hill
Show Ways Unlimited