Exhibitor Warning

EXHIBITION HOUSING MANAGEMENT

July 2015

We have been made aware of another scam company that is contacting exhibitors to book accommodation or advertise through them. They're called Exhibition Housing Management and are NOT related to Language Show Live or any other event run by Upper Street Events.

Check this link to see all of the feedback on Google about them.

CONSTRUCT DATA CHARGED WITH FRAUD IN US

February 2015

The latest update about the international Fairguide scam is that Wolfgang Valvoda from Construct Data in Slovakia has been charged with fraud in the US by a Grand Jury in Illinois. It has been estimated that Construct Data has defrauded 1000 victims out of over $2 million across the US.

For further information or for advice from the Association of Event Organisers please visit: www.aeo.org.uk

EXPO-GUIDE - MEXICO

January 2015

EXPO GUIDE is an online business directory that you can find at www.expo-guide.com. It is run by a company called Expo Guide, S. de R.L. de C.V., based in Mexico, which sends out an innocent looking directory application form to companies world-wide that are exhibiting at business expo events of all types.

Unsuspecting exhibitors are then contracted into a three-year, non-retractable agreement, which could cost you a significant amount of money, with no foreseeable benefits.  Non-payment is then followed by aggressive debt collection by agencies including Gravis Inkasso Gmbh and Premium Recovery AG which work in partnership with the various guides to intimidate exhibitors into paying.

The company's details are as follows:

Expo Guide, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Ave Horacio 340 -3
Col. Chapultepec Morales
C.P. 11570 Mexico D.F.
Mexico

email: info@expo-guide.com
Fax: + 52 (55) 26 24 26 97
RFC: EGU0705223M8

A more recent PO Box address that is also used is the following. It appears that both addresses are used, the one above as the legal office and the one below to correspond with scam victims:

Expo Guide
Apartado Postal No 39-064
C.P. 15621 Mexico D.F.
Mexico

Please note that this organisation does NOT work on behalf of our show and only companies listed within the Exhibitor Manual and our website have been officially appointed to provide services on behalf of Language Show Live.

We advise exhibitors to remain cautious and vigilant of any such communications.

View more information regarding Expo-Guide, Mexico: www.aeo.org.uk/expoguide 

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