Be Vigilant to Scams
Please be vigilant against potential scams which target large events and exhibitions, such as Subsea Expo and other trade shows. We have recorded a few of the more common ones below as examples, but if you are ever unsure, please contact Global Underwater Hub directly via events@theGUH.co.uk
Exhibitor Listing Scam
The "International Fairs Directory” and other companies are known to issue a request to correct the information held in their publication, made to look as though it represents a specific event, such as Subsea Expo (example attached). If you complete the form sent to you, the fine print then says:
By signing, your company accepts this legally binding contract for the next three years unless it is terminated by registered letter within twelve days from the date of signature. A yearly invoice of 1,212 euros will be issued once the ad is published and it shall be credited every year via bank transfer as soon as it has been received.
Global Underwater Hub, the organisers of Subsea Expo, have no relationship whatsoever with this company. Your listing in the official Subsea Expo exhibitor guide is fully inclusive in the price of your stand. If you receive anything from the International Fairs Directory it is recommended that you disregard it and contact the event organisers directly if you are uncertain. Subsea UK’s events team can be contacted at events@theGUH.co.uk
Sales Leads Scam
Global Underwater Hub, the organisers of Subsea Expo, are fully compliant with GDPR and historically have never sold any exhibitor or delegate data from our registration system or any other source to third parties. If you are approached by companies offering to sell you our attendee contact details from any past or upcoming Global Underwater Hub events, it is recommended that you decline this service.
Global Underwater Hub have investigated many of these sales leads scams in the past, obtaining free samples of their data to cross-reference with our own registration data, and have found them all to be completely inaccurate.
If you are ever in any doubt as to the authenticity of a company that contacts you regarding a Global Underwater Hub event, please contact events@theGUH.co.uk directly.