Beware of Scammers

Housing and attendee list scammers can now be reported to the Federal Trade Commission.

Windstorm Insurance Network does not disclose or give away membership email or attendee email contact information. Windstorm Insurance Network does not rent, share or disclose attendee contact information to third parties unless you provide your opt-in consent (opt-in registrant lists will be sent to sponsors from in January). No third party is authorized to distribute or sell any lists for the event. Please see the Windstorm Insurance Network Privacy Policy for additional details.

All communication regarding housing and registrant lists will come through our website, from,, or Sponsors & exhibitors may be communicating with employees from our general services contractor, Freeman ( and our lead retrieval company, American Tradeshow Services (

Attendee List Scams

As with many larger conferences and trade shows, third parties are contacting contacting WIND members, conference attendees, and exhibitors, claiming to represent the WIND Conference, and offering WIND Conference attendee lists or insurance industry contact lists.

Scammers offering to sell these lists often aggregate information based on web crawler or email “scraper” programs searching for the “@” sign in an email addresses posted on various websites (including LinkedIn and Facebook). While this is illegal in most countries, it does not prevent scammers from doing so. The best way to prevent yourself from receiving these emails is to protect your information. If possible, don’t post your email address online (or post it in an obscured way, such as an image or by not using the “@”) sign.

Please do not engage with and/or acquire/purchase any list from any third parties claiming to have use of the WIND Conference database, attendees or contact information, as it puts your and others contact information at risk. Responding to these emails (even to “unsubscribe”)  confirms they have reached a valid email address.

Housing Scams

DO NOT make room reservations for the upcoming 2025 Windstorm Insurance Conference with anyone who calls and represents themselves as agents of WIND/Windstorm or offers lower room rates at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Do not give anyone your credit card information over the phone, unless you call the hotel directly. The hotel booking link and phone number can be found on our event website HERE.

If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Please contact WIND at 804-905-WIND or