After the Affiliate Summit 2005 conference sold out a couple of weeks back, the black market for conference passes started up.
As the wait list for passes swelled beyond 150 people, a number of auctions popped up on eBay where single passes to Affiliate Summit 2005 went for up to $2000 each.
And then the snakes came slithering in. I’ve been contacted by a number of people who bid, but didn’t win the auctions. It seems they were contacted by individuals who posed as the person running the auction.
They were mailed what amounted to phishing scam emails that copied the look of emails from eBay and telling the unsuspecting bidders that the winner of the auction decided not to buy, so the ticket was still available.
For anybody that is trying to buy an Affiliate Summit registration via online auctions or other methods, please contact us to verify that the seller is reputable.
Every registered person has a confirmation number – ask them for it, and we’ll check it against our database.