There are very sophisticated criminals who create a fake website for ARVO and other large meetings every year. Prior to the pandemic, they were primarily focused on selling hotel rooms that either do not exist or that have been marked up in price. They are now adding registration sales to their scams.
No ARVO-authorized organization will contact you about ARVO Annual Meeting registration. Unless you have initiated the communication, please do not provide anyone with your personal information, especially your credit card number. If you provide your credit card information to one of these companies, your card may be charged and there is no guarantee you will be registered for the Meeting. The only legitimate website for the ARVO Annual Meeting is arvo.org/annual-meeting.
Attendee list scam
If you are contacted by a company claiming to have access to an ARVO attendee list, do not respond to their message, even to 'unsubscribe' to additional messages, as this just informs the sender that your email address is active, and will usually result in additional unwanted email.
ARVO does not rent or sell your email address to any third parties.
There is no such thing as a "pre-attendee list" which has been promoted recently.
Do not click on any links that look suspicious.
If contacted by someone asking if you need to register for the meeting or representing themselves as ARVO, please:
- Get as much information as you can, such as the name of the company, the name of the person calling, company address, email address and their telephone number. The more information you are able to collect, the better for us to stop them from contacting others. If possible, please request information such as hotel availability and rates or have them send this information to you via email.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, with all the details you are able to provide.
Companies known to engage in this fraud
ARVO is not affiliated with the following companies (Contract with them at your own risk):
- MedConn Meetings and Conferences
Kemp House, 160 City Road
London EC1V 2NX
- BHP Rooms Acquisitions, Inc.
7985 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 109-315, Los Angeles, Calif.; or
863 Westbourne Dr., West Hollywood, Calif. 90069
+1.310.360.9835, +1.310.358.0461, or +1.310.849.3848
Email: email@example.com, website: www.bhpremiere.com
- Jeff Convention Hotel Management
- Max with National Travel Associates
- HotelRoomBrokers GmbH
Neue Kräme 27
D- 60311 Frankfurt am Main
Fon: +49.69.91501 -510
Fax: +49.69.91501 -512
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://www.hotelroombrokers.com/en/events/arvo-denver/
- SB Tours, Meetings and Events LLC
- WORLDWIDE EVENT PARTNERS
Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Ave
25th and 26th floor, New York, NY 10174
- The Exhibitor Housing Company
- Amy Henderson with HLS Global
- Jennifer with NTA
T.+877.595.7666 ext. 606
- Cecile Latapie with Direct Clic
2558 Waterview Court, Sarasota, FL 34231
- Perfect Privacy, LLC or FHT
12808 Gran Bay Parkway W., Jacksonville, FL 32258
- Stefan Ionescu with PR Medical Events
Colonel Langa 17, Iasi Iasi 700065 RO
- James Tyler and Joy Tiff, Conference Consultants with Euromed Congress
Wenlock Road, London, England NI7GU
Phone: +44 2080999156
- Email: email@example.com
Grimaldi Forum Monaco
10 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco.
- KORE CONFERENCES PTE. LTD.
50 Hume Avenue
#03 ¬05 Summerhill
For Asia: +65-31638064
For USA / EUROPE: +1-6313970610
- Nelly Hart with Progress Expo Services
1952 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
500 North Rainbow Blvd, Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV 89107
US: +1 702 472 9218
- Eurolink Medical Congress
16th floor, Portland House
Bressenden Place, London
SW1E 5RS, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 207 869 8055
- CongressBookers Ltd
14 Hillside Gardens
Phone: +44 20 7193 7345
- John Tyler Congress Housing
ARVO is not affiliated with any of the following, who approached ARVO attendees and exhibitors in the past:
- Oak Tree Interactive
- Douglas Moore, Dana Brown or Phillip Gould
- Peter Vassel
- Anthony Spivey, John Harris or anyone else with Event Connections
- CBS International
- Jack Smith, Mandy or anyone else with Global Housing Services Inc.
- Kate Johnson with Trade Show Housing
- Alex or anyone else with Exhibitors Housing Services
- Kevin Crowell or anyone else with Diamond Housing Associates