Beware of Attendee-list Scams

What you need to know to stay safe

It has come to our attention that scammers are targeting our meeting attendees and exhibitors, attempting to sell attendee lists. SWICA does not rent or sell email lists to third parties. See the privacy policy to learn more.

These offers are spam. The lists offered by these scammers are culled from publicly available information and are likely out-of-date, incomplete and inaccurate.

Please be aware of any message coming from sources not affiliated with SWICA. Avoid interaction with them. Valid emails come from, or directly from other members.

Attendee List Email Scam

Unfortunately, emails are circulating that offer to sell attendee lists for many larger conferences and those run by our technical entities. These emails are sent by scammers.

Note that SWICA does not sell its exhibitor or attendee lists, and no third-party is authorized to distribute or sell any lists related to our events.

  • Statements claiming to offer our attendee lists are fraudulent.
  • Conference exhibitors may obtain attendee lists with postal addresses, but no emails are provided.
  • If you receive emails that propose to sell SWICA conference attendee lists, do not engage with the sender and delete the message immediately.

Official SWICA Emails

SWICA only sends emails through email addresses. No emails are sent via Gmail / Yahoo / Hotmail, or other such accounts.

Checking Email Header

If you think the email is suspicious, you can check the email header to make sure it’s from SWICA. Here are some instructions on how to do that:

Remember: SWICA does not sell your email address to third parties.
Remember: Do not click on any links that looks suspicious.

If you are solicited by a scammer, please notify SWICA here.

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