When will the Cosmopolitan begin accepting our room reservations for DevCon 2016?
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On Dec 23, 2015, at 12:44, mark_baum <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
DevCon Hotel Scam Alert
created by mark_baum in Discussions - View the full discussion
We have heard reports of a company calling people and fraudulently claiming that they are the “reservations department of FileMaker”. The only way to book a hotel room for the FileMaker Developer Conference is either by following the link on our site or calling the hotel directly.
FileMaker, Inc, has not contracted any third party vendors to handle hotel reservations. Please do not book a hotel reservation with any third parties, and be sure to share this information with your fellow developers.
The DevCon Committee
Probably when tickert sale starts.
And this is a big hotel. You have plenty of time to book as they have thousands of rooms.
I got called three times last year.
I asked who is calling, but didn't get a name.
Most from some international number and calling themselves "Exposition Service".
Very annoying. And their prices are higher than the official hotel rate!
I booked a room for DevCon 2016 last night, from a link on the FileMaker site. It seemed to work just fine, including confirmation. Hope that helps.
I just got another scam for the upcoming conference!
Be aware of this!
Thanks for letting me know, Christian.
Email, phone call, something else?
I’d like to share the details with Shari.
I sent details to Shari already.
Got three calls today from 00442032867988, somewhere in London.
Exhibition Service, but not much details.
Great — thanks for spreading awareness of this!
And another two scam calls today!
Really, where do they get my phone number?
We believe that the scammers looked at public vendor information included on last year's DevCon website. Was your phone number included there, or is this a private number they're calling now?
office number. Could be from our website.
I'm sorry this is happening to you, but at least it's consistent with our picture of the problem. If you have any suggestions on how to address the issue this year, please let me now. Thanks!
Does the website list sponsors yet?
please inform all sponsors by email about the problem.