I regret to report that IPMS (UK) has received information that suggests a person or persons unknown are contacting traders and offering to 'assist' them in finding accommodation at Scale ModelWorld this year.IPMS(UK) we forum
IPMS (UK) would like to state quite categorically that we have no previous knowledge of this activity and have at no stage authorised anyone to contact anyone involved in the show and offer them such assistance.
I would stress that they seem to be targeting traders (presumably because we publish lists of who is attending), but it would pay all IPMS Members and potential visitors to the show to be on their guard. To reiterate - IPMS (UK) has never actively 'cold called' anyone to offer accommodation booking assistance and has no intention of doing so.
Could I ask anyone who sees this message and frequents the major modelling forums (and any of the foreign forums of our Overseas friends) to please publish the above text as widely as possible?
On a more positive note, if we are being targeted like this, then it says a lot about the high status of the event!
IPMS (UK) Publicity Officer