Advertising Scam Hits Congress and Expo’s Vendors

At the top of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)’s Week in Review newsletter Dec. 14, 2012, is news of a scam that some of the Congress and Expo’s exhibitors have received. Purporting to be part of MHI, Construct Data Publishers offers a listing in a “FAIRGuide” and a free listing in their directory. At the bottom of their form is an irrevocable commitment to pay $1717 per year for advertising, automatically renewed each year unless cancellation is made by registered mail three months prior to the ad’s expiration. As MHProNews had learned, the company is not part of MHI and has been singling out exhibitors at various trade shows. The Congress and Expo website does list company and contact information of exhibitors to inform attendees of the vendors at the show. MHI cautions those receiving information about the show to make certain it is authentic.

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