NIA has urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to protect associations and their members from fraudulent event marketing. Joining more than 100 associations and organizations, NIA signed onto a letter requesting that the FTC and DOJ immediately address the proliferating fraudulent business practice of selling falsified association mailing lists and event lists.
These practices of selling illegitimate lists and promoting fake events have serious financial and reputational implications. NIA never sells our member lists and works diligently to protect member data and signed on as a preventive measure to combat these deceptive practices. Click here to read the letter.
Fraudulent Event Phishing Emails
Recently, some members received a fraudulent phishing email from Lead Essential, and we can assure you that NIA has not partnered with any organization to share attendee information. If you receive an email like this, the best course of action is to block the sender and delete the email from your inbox. NIA’s data is secure, and member information is never sold to third parties. Any claims offering to sell NIA membership or event attendee information are scams.