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Anyone getting calls from Caribe Hotel?
« on: June 24, 2019, 10:29:27 AM »
Got a call from someone at the Caribe Hotel asking how many people from my company would be attending the Free Play trade show in November.

It took a while to understand what he was asking-almost seemed like a survey.  Of course I didn't give any personal information, but he knew my name and my company's name.

Anyone else getting these calls? 
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Re: Anyone getting calls from Caribe Hotel?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 11:05:12 AM »
Yes I got one last week stating they were almost sold out.
They knew my company name, Little Shop of Games, and my email address.
Texted Hamster live time and determined it was a scam.

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Re: Anyone getting calls from Caribe Hotel?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 11:12:01 AM »
Thanks.

Pretty crummy.  Somebody on the inside obviously has the list of names and sponsors.
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Re: Anyone getting calls from Caribe Hotel?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 01:58:09 PM »
I had emailed the hotel with no followups.
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Re: Anyone getting calls from Caribe Hotel?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 04:43:53 PM »
They email bombed me months ago, put a block on the addresses
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Re: Anyone getting calls from Caribe Hotel?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 07:22:39 PM »
Here's who they are and what they had on me. Address was updated, and I just moved the store March 1st.



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Re: Anyone getting calls from Caribe Hotel?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2019, 09:13:56 AM »
This is not uncommon unfortunately.  I have been going to a business trade show for 22 years in south Florida and every year the show organizers have to send out an email to dispel the same exact scam.  Follow FPF and wait for their signal, ignore everything else.

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Re: Anyone getting calls from Caribe Hotel?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 02:26:14 PM »
PLEASE watch for scammers.  I have attended many shows there before (Mobile Tech Expo) and many attendees reported attempts to scam visitors before check-in.  My friends learned to always call them directly.    Pete
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