Housing and Registration
HOUSING PIRATES: Housing Pirating is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as agents to solicit registrants for room reservations. The "Pirates" might inform registrants that they have secured the best possible rate, or that the room block is "sold out" and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by HFMA.
Housing Pirates often don't deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer's credit card. Don't be misled! And remember, unless you have initiated the communication, please do not provide anyone with your personal information, especially your credit card number.