Meeting Attendee List Scam Warning - Do Not Fall For This Scam
It has come to our attention that companies are contacting ACMG members, meeting attendees and exhibitors to offer them the ACMG Annual Meeting attendee mailing list. This, unfortunately, has become a more common occurrence for association annual meetings and trade shows in recent years and the practice is being monitored by the convention and meetings industry. ACMG does not sell or give away attendee lists and email contact information. ACMG does not rent, share or sell attendee contact information to third parties. No third company is authorized to distribute or sell any lists for the meeting. Scammers offering to sell these lists often aggregate information based on web crawler or email “scraper” programs searching for the “@” sign in an email addresses posted on various websites (including LinkedIn and Facebook). While this is illegal in most countries, it does not prevent scammers from doing so.
These offers constitute consumer fraud as the lists they are claiming to have are non-existent. Please do not engage with and/or acquire/purchase any list from any company claiming to have use of ACMG members or attendees contact information (or for any conference you attend), as it puts you and others contact information at risk. Often times, responding to these emails (even to “unsubscribe”) confirms to them that they have reached a valid email address.
Please direct any questions you may have regarding this to firstname.lastname@example.org