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Conference scams 2016: How to help fight back

Scam fight back

I’ll never forget that time my grandmother was tricked by a scam artist. It was the first time this tough country girl looked every bit of the 90-something years she’s been living on this world. It wasn’t so much the money that was taken from her after she gave out… Read more »

Education key to fending off cyber attacks at work

Sometimes I feel like a real pest. But I feel like I’m a rather safe and cautious pest. Yesterday, I sent an e-mail to Sherry Johnson and Tracy Phillips from AmericanHort to ask them about a company that said they published the organization’s media kit. We’ve been members of AmericanHort… Read more »

Convention scams reaching new lows: Part 2

This is a continuation of a blog post from yesterday. Click here to read Part 1 of “Convention scams reaching new lows: Part 1.” Why do attendees have to worry about exhibitor scams? Although conference attendees may never be targeted in the same way exhibitors are, that doesn’t mean they… Read more »

Convention scams reaching new lows: Part 1

It would be hilarious if it weren’t so serious. We received a fax two weeks ago from a company offering Audio/Visual services for the Organization of Horticulture Professionals Conference at the Columbus Convention Center from July 11-14. Interestingly enough, we’re going to be exhibiting Grower Vertical for Sage ERP at a trade… Read more »