Last Updated: Dec 03, 2018 01:49PM PSTRegistration and Housing Warning: Watch out for Scammers!
We want to alert you to a growing issue and to help you avoid being scammed.
A number of fraudulent and unofficial housing and registration websites posing as ADA’s registration and housing provider continue to emerge each year. Most recently, these groups have been directly emailing attendees, soliciting hotel reservations and registrations and requesting payment through their websites. Do not register or book a hotel with these third-party companies; you could ultimately lose money and their websites do not guarantee your registration and/or reservation.
Tips to Evade Scammers
Avoid Google and other search engines.
Refer to the official ADA Site: Avoid using search engines and find event, registration, and housing information directly from the official ADA meeting web pages and CMR’s website(s). Scammers often pay to place digital ads at the top of your search results to promote their fraudulent sites. Their sites incorrectly use ADA’s copyright, name, and meeting details.
Book and confirm your registration/housing with CMR. Always log in to scientificsessions.diabetes.org and go directly to the CMR website. Look for the Official Housing Provider badge on both sites (see below). Third-party companies often illegally represent themselves as travel agencies, soliciting attendees and exhibitors, and offer to assist with hotel reservations.
Ignore and delete phishing emails. These emails pose as the ADA and try to entice you to disclose personal information, such as your username, password, or bank account details.
These third-party companies will often use a fake email alias and sender name to hide their true origin and to appear as a legitimate registration/housing vendor. Emails may bait you to click on insecure links and attachments. Look out for the official vendor badge (see below) and legitimate contact information (such as phone numbers or email contact) that match the support information listed on the official ADA’s and CMR’s websites.
If you are contacted by any agency other than CMR, please notify CMR.