Cautionary Advice From Internet 2.0 Conference — Scam Prevention Guidelines And Imposter Alert
In light of the rampant increase in scams targeting unsuspecting conference and tech event attendees, the Internet 2.0 Conference is issuing a public warning to alert all current and future attendees of fraudulent attempts to obtain their personal information and financial data.
The organizers of Internet 2.0 are committed to protecting the safety and security of their guests at all times. We urge any person who is contacted by a representative claiming to be associated with the event to be extremely cautious. Do use your best judgment when interacting with anyone who contacts you under the guise of being affiliated with this event, especially if they ask for money or sensitive information. Please note that our team will not ask you to divulge your sensitive personal information or credit card details over call or through emails.
In order to safeguard our attendees against fraudulent activities, the Internet 2.0 Conference has created an advisory with guidelines on how to avoid falling prey to these scammers. Here are some tips that we encourage everyone to follow:
- Do not share your financial information with unverified sources. Read reviews before you proceed.
- Always verify the identity of anyone claiming to be a representative of a legitimate event before making any transactions or commitments with them.
- Always keep up to date with the latest security software, firewall settings, antivirus programs, and other protective measures.
At the Internet 2.0 Conference, we understand how frightening these types of scams can be – that’s why we are committed to educating our customers about the importance of being aware and cautious when engaging in transactions online in order to prevent these fraudulent schemes from happening in the first place!
Conference Scam Prevention Guidelines From Internet 2.0 Team
With in-person tech events returning after the pandemic, the potential for scams has grown as well. As such, we would like to remind attendees and potential speakers to be vigilant in protecting themselves against fraudsters, spammers, and scammers
To that end, we have reviewed the situation and compiled a list of guidelines for all participants of our upcoming event to be aware of in order to protect their best interests:
- Be cautious when dealing with anyone offering an Attendee Pass with a 100% refund guarantee. We do not offer refunds; any offers of this kind should be avoided as they are mostly scams. That said, special requests for refunds under exceptional circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis by our team.
- Before you make any commitment or payment concerning our Sponsorship Packages, it is essential that you have carefully gone through our brochures in order to ensure that it meets your needs. We make every effort to ensure that you have a clear understanding of everything before you sign up, which includes a step-by-step walkthrough of the perks. If you receive any type of communication ensuring you that you can become a sponsor right away by sharing your personal details, please proceed with caution.
- Avoid anyone who requests payment and assures you that you need not go through our Recognition Session’s assessment procedure, which includes background checks, interviews, and other similar vetting processes.
Suspicious emails offering any of these might be attempts to collect your personal information and misuse it. If you are contacted by a scammer or a fraudster claiming to be associated with the Internet 2.0 Conference team, please let us know by emailing [email protected].