Spam email – known issue

It has come to our attention that some AERS registrants have received emails stating they may purchase the attendee list. These emails are not coming from the CMI nor are the companies emailing associated with CMI. They are scams. For privacy reasons, CMI does not share the personal details of its registrants with any external individuals or organisations, and holds such details only for the purposes of registering and contacting registrants for event purposes.

CMI has been sending cease and desist orders but as soon as one goes out, another email solicitation (under a different name) appears. This is an ongoing issue faced by meeting organisers worldwide. We encourage you to respond to these solicitations with a demand that you and your company be taken off their e-mail list immediately. If the emails continue the Australian Communications and Media Authority advises that you forward unwanted or deceptive messages to report@submit.spam.acma.gov.au and file a complaint with the ACMA here.

CMI encourages you to act to stop spam as much as possible by adding a spam filter to your email account. Please do not click on any links in an email unless you can verify the sender or link. You can also send the spam emails to your e-mail provider. At the top of the message, state that you are complaining about being spammed. Some email services have buttons that allow you to mark messages as junk mail or report them as spam. If you can determine the sender’s email provider, you can report the spam to them as well. Most email and internet service providers want to cut off spammers who abuse their system. Make sure to include the entire spam email and explain that you are complaining about spam.