Scam Alert - Accommodation
It has come to our attention that our invited speakers and delegates may have been contacted by companies or individuals claiming to be affiliated with the 2018 APIOC, in regard to their accommodation.
Please be aware that this is a scam sent from a company named Business Travel Management (BTM).
If you are targeted, the company will send you an email or call you to entice you to purchase rooms at our ‘partner hotels’, one of these hotels is called ‘Naughtons Hotel’. BTM will then send you a credit card authorization form from DocuSign or RightSignature.
Please DO NOT give out any of your information to this company as this is a scam.
Kate Finn, Nicole Mustedanagic and Rachel Derham are the APIOC representatives that will liaise with you regarding your travel arrangements, and if you are speaking directly with your hotel, please be aware we have two hotel groups we are partnering with for the APIOC, as they have afforded delegates special rates. These hotels are; Accor Hotels and Rydges Hotels.
The APIOC is not affiliated with Business Travel Management, they have used Google to find you as part of an upcoming conference and your Universitys’ website to get your phone or email details. The APIOC organising committee takes your privacy and security seriously, and can confirm our registration system has not been compromised.
If you receive contact from BTM, or another ‘travel agent’, or get sent the DocuSign/RightSignature request, please contact the APIOC organisers on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 3 8344 8805.
We have reported BTM’s interest in the APIOC within the University of Melbourne and to authorities.