Next Club Meeting: All Meetings CANCELLED Until Further Notice, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hotel Scam at San Diego Comic-Con

For those who are still looking for a hotel to attend San Diego Comic-Con this year, you must be aware of scammers. SDCC is the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. which makes it prime target for unscrupulous people willing to steal from anxious fans who want to attend. Here's the warning from the SDCC website:

BEWARE!
It has come to our attention that a company identifying itself as Elite Locations is advertising that it can book local hotel rooms during Comic-Con.

First and foremost, San Diego Comic-Con is not affiliated with Elite Locations in any manner.

ALL of the hotels listed in their advertisement have indicated that Elite Locations does not have the right to book rooms on their behalf!

We also checked with the Las Vegas Better Business Bureau. The BBB rating given to Elite Locations (based on the BBB A-F scale) was an F -- the lowest possible rating (click here for details).

While we have had our own issues with hotel bookings, the best way to secure a hotel during Comic-Con is to:
1. Contact Travel Planners,
2. Contact the hotels directly, or
3. Book through a reputable, known travel agency or website.

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