Fraud Awareness & Official Suppliers Information

Fraud Awareness & Official Suppliers Information

Please be aware that there are numerous suppliers who scrape data from our show websites and reach out to exhibitors, falsely posing as official contractors of Hyve Group. These include:

  • Hotel agencies like Trade Show Housing & Convention Housing Service
  • Show guide companies like Expo-Guide, Fair Guide & International Fairs Directory
  • Other companies offering services like staffing agencies, AV suppliers, stand contractors and graphics suppliers.

How to avoid:

We have a list of trusted suppliers; their names and contact details can be found on the Official Contractors Page here. We cannot guarantee the legitimacy of any suppliers outside of this list.

If you fall victim to this fraud:

The AEO (Association of Event Organisers) advise that you take the following actions:

  • Ignore them completely; do not engage in any communication.
  • Report it to your local trading standards.
  • Do not make any payments.
  • Do not respond to any threats of legal action.
  • Optionally, file a complaint with the receiving bank regarding Expo Guide (or equivalent) obtaining money through deception.

These organisations may also involve debt recovery agencies; the same advice applies. To read more from the AEO on this matter please click here.



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