Last Updated: Sep 11, 2019 04:17PM PDT

Registration Warning: Watch out for Scammers!
 
We want to alert you to a growing issue and to help you avoid being scammed.
 
A number of fraudulent and unofficial registration websites posing as the ACR's registration provider continue to emerge each year. Most recently, these groups have been directly emailing attendees, soliciting registrations and requesting payment through their websites. Do not register with these third-party companies; you could ultimately lose money and their websites do not guarantee your registration.
 
Tips to Evade Scammers
 
Avoid Google and other search engines. Get information directly from the official ACR meeting web pages or our website. Scammers pay to position ads at the top of your search results, including the fraudulent sites that use the ACR name and meeting details.
  • Refer to the official ACR Site: Avoid using search engines and find event and registration information directly from the official ACR meeting web pages and CMR’s website(s). Scammers often pay to place digital ads at the top of your search results to promote their fraudulent sites. Their sites incorrectly use ACR’s copyright, name, and meeting details.
Register with CMR. Always login in to rheumatology.org and go directly to the CMR website. Third-party companies often illegally represent themselves as travel agencies, soliciting attendees and exhibitors, and offer to assist with registrations.

Ignore and delete phishing emails. These emails pose as the ACR and try to entice you to disclose personal information, such as your username, password, or bank account details.

These third-party companies will often use a fake email alias and sender name to hide their true origin and to appear as a legitimate registration vendor. Emails may bait you to click on insecure links and attachments. Look out for legitimate contact information (such as phone numbers or email contact) that match the support information listed on the official ACR’s and CMR’s websites.

If you are contacted by any agency other than CMR, please immediately notify CMR.