[meteorite-list] DENVER SHOW -WARNING - FRAUD ALERT!
From: Craig Moody <meteoritesnorth_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 23:02:23 -0400
Thank you Ruben!
It never surprises me, the lengths people will go to, in order to steal a few dollars from decent folk. Lets hope these people get caught, and delt with accordingly.
> Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 14:40:13 -0700
> From: mrmeteorite at gmail.com
> To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Subject: [meteorite-list] DENVER SHOW -WARNING - FRAUD ALERT!
> Hi all,
> I just received this from Martin Zinn. Beware....
> WARNING - FRAUD ALERT!
> TO: Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show Dealers
> FROM: The AMFS Staff
> You may have received a similar message from us last week, referring
> to the Colorado show, but we now have learned that the scams are
> hitting Tucson dealers as well. Companies are getting dealer names
> from directories and the website, and using them to attempt to sell to
> SCAM #1 - You receive a call or email from a company implying that
> they are calling from the hotel, and inform you that there has been a
> rate change, or that you don't have a sleeping room reservation, and
> they offer to book your room. If you provide the credit card that
> they request, they bill for your stay immediately. Only problem is,
> they have no connection with the hotel or show. They take your money,
> and you may not get any room reserved, or at least not where you want
> it to be.
> Reservations at the Hotel Tucson City Center may be made ONLY through
> Martin Zinn Expositions. We have blocked the entire hotel.
> Reservations at Quality Inn may be made through us or directly with
> the hotel, and at Ramada Ltd. are made through the hotel. Do not
> provide information to any outside agency!
> SCAM #2 - You get a letter from a company called EXPO-GUIDE, that asks
> you to confirm your free listing information. Read carefully, and you
> will see that your free information can only be changed online. If
> you fill out page 2 of the form, you agree, according to the last
> paragraph on the page, to an advertising program that costs 1271 Euros
> per year for the next three years!
> Don't sign anything without reading it first. Our official show
> directory is produced by XPoPress from Denver, Colorado, and they will
> contact you for advertising in the AMFS Directory and the Tucson EZ
> Guide. Be careful about any other company offering listings.
> Rock On!
> Ruben Garcia
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Received on Mon 01 Aug 2011 11:02:23 PM PDT