Friday, November 27, 2009

Corporate Espionage

Kinda wild...

A few weeks ago, I was exhibiting our products at a trade show when a guy came up to me and asked for a demo. He said he worked for Capital Trading, a prop shop in Chicago. He didn't have a business card but gave me his email for a followup.

When I got back, I sent him an email following up. He asked how he could download our products. I told him, we'd be happy to register him after he sat through our demo and we got some information about him and his company. We scheduled a web meeting for the day before Thanksgiving.

That morning, I happened to be on LinkedIn when all of a sudden this guy's name pops up as someone I may want to connect with. I click on his name and I find out that he works for our number one competitor.

Now things started falling into place - no business card, just a gmail which he gave me at the show. His name was not on the list of conference attendees, and when I called Capital Trading in Chicago, they never heard of him...

And he blew off our meeting and did not reply to our followup emails.

Wild stuff...


Blogger afrikatwin said...

it sound like Spy is it?something like CIA.FBI,KGB???

November 28, 2009 4:26 AM  

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