Thursday, July 3, 2014

InfoComm 2014 Attendees: Your Info is Being Sold

Earlier this week I received this heartwarming email message, offering me the complete contact information for everyone who attended InfoComm last month, for a price:


Would you like to have access to InfoComm 2014 Expo Attendees Email Contacts? If yes, we have 18,000 Attendee Contacts with full details including verified emails. Grab this offer at economical price.

Our list comes with information such as; Company Name, Web site, Contact Name, Title, Verified Email address, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, Fax number, Industry, Sic Code, Revenue, Number of employees etc. Samples are available on the request.

Let me know if you need any further information. Looking forward to hear from you.


James Carter | Business Development & Marketing Specialist|
101 Wood Avenue South, Suite 900. Metro Park 101, NJ 08830

I found it extraordinary that someone apparently unconnected with InfoComm is selling InfoComm's database. What makes it even more fishy is that the address at the bottom of the marketing email is actually that of Microsoft's New York district office in Iselin, NJ (

I've written to InfoComm to see if they can shed light on this apparent data breach, and will post their reply.