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Beware of Scams


​​Beware of Room Scam (Pirate):​
Over the years, CAI's Annual Conference attendees/exhibitors​ have been targeted by companies and/or representatives offering dis​counted shipping services, lower sleeping room rates and/or the selling of our attendee list. In response, we want to alert of you of this activity to help limit your exposure to these attempts. Should you receive an email and/or phone call from an unfamiliar source, please note these entities are in no way affiliated with CAI, nor any of our third parties, nor our official conference hotel. Anything being offered should be considered inaccurate and fraudulent. If you are targeted, please reach out to your CAI Exhibitor contacts.​​​​​

There are two primary scams in the association industry from fake third parties trying to get your credit card number. ​

  1. Room Reservations: If you receive an email from a third party about booking your room delete it as it's a SCAM. They want your credit card number. Sometimes the third party emails look real, they are NOT. 

    CAI works directly with the conference hotel to create an online reservations link with the CAI discounted rate. ​CAI does not work with a third party compa​ny to book rooms. ​

    Most recent scam is coming from and They do not represent CAI or Sheraton New Orleans. ​

  2. Purchase Attendee List: Attendees and Exhibitors receive solicitations to purchase attendees lists for our events. CAI does not sell our attendee list. Delete this email, it's a SCAM.

    The most recent scam is coming from FortuneProspects.comExhibitor Hub or E-Bookings. This is a SCAM.

  3. Audio Visual: Our exhitibors may be contacted by AV companies. CAIs preferred AV company is AVP USA and our contact is Steve Roberts. If you are contacted by any other company it is a SCAM.​