The SBL emails
Annual Meetings: Hotel Reservation Scam Warning
We would like to make you aware of a situation that has been brought to our attention. There is a company Convention Housing Services, who has been contacting our exhibitors and attendees to assist with hotel reservations. They are disguising themselves as the AAR & SBL Housing Bureau. They are claiming they can get better rates, that rooms are limited or other sales pitch methods. They are NOT the official housing bureau and are NOT affiliated with the SBL Annual Meeting.
If you receive a call from this company claiming to represent the SBL, be aware that this may be a scam and DO NOT MAKE THE RESERVATION.Convention Housing Services is NOT affiliated with SBL in any capacity.
The SBL Annual Meeting official Housing Bureau is the Visit Baltimore Housing Services. The Visit Baltimore Housing Services will book rooms at the hotels within the block with previously negotiated rates in which AAR & SBL have contracted years in advance. The Housing Bureau will never contact you via the phone and solicit your business. They will contact you via phone if you contact them and ask them to return your call.
If you have already made hotel reservations through Convention Expo Travel, SBL is unable to guarantee the validity of the reservation. If you would like to cancel your reservations, please contact the hotel directly. Additionally, contact your credit card company and tell them NOT to pay the 20% penalty if it is put through by Convention Housing Services.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Good grief and heavens to betsy. File this one under ‘totally depraved duplicitous pretenders’.
- SBL Registration Update (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)