The trade have alerted ATG to the latest scam guide trying to con dealers into paying thousands of pounds for useless advertising.
Readers will know that this problem goes
back more than a decade, but the most recent perpetrators, Expo
Guide, who are registered in Mexico but issue reply-paid envelopes
for order forms with an address in France, are targeting exhibitors
at the Antiques For Everyone Spring fair at the
NEC in Birmingham.
The small print on what, at a cursory
glance, appears to be a form for dealers to confirm their details
for a free listing, reveals that signing it will commit them to a
large bill, initially €1271.
Even where victims have cancelled repeat orders well before the
deadline, they have received ongoing bills and threats of legal
action for non-payment.
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