The size and reputation of WBENC’s signature national events have unfortunately made us (and you) a target of a variety of scams. Please be aware of the items below and check with us if you have any questions about emails you receive that claim to be representing WBENC.

Multiple unauthorized entities have been contacting members of the WBENC network and event attendees claiming to sell or rent event attendee lists. WBENC does not rent, share, or sell our attendee lists or email addresses to third parties. Read our privacy policy.

These companies aren’t associated with WBENC and aren’t authorized to use our name or trademark.

Exhibitor Scams

We also want to warn you that unauthorized entities claiming to offer exhibitor services (such as inclusion in an exhibitor directory) have contacted some of our exhibitors from past conferences, requesting that they review, verify, and confirm pre-registered data for an Exhibitor Directory for Fairs and Exhibitions. 

This request is not associated with WBENC, even though the communication references both WBENC and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council in Washington, D.C. Do not respond to any communication requesting you verify exhibitor registration or any personal/company information.

Hotel Scams

WBENC will also not solicit information to make hotel reservations or request that you take any other action related to the events unless the message comes directly from WBENC (email address ending in @wbenc.org) or our event vendors: Trattativa Meetings & Event ManagementStovell Marketing and Public Relations, Inc. (SMPR), Experient, and Hargrove, Inc.

Do not respond to any communication requesting you verify registration or any personal/company information.

If you are ever unsure about an inquiry, please contact  wbenccustsvc@wbenc.org.