On August 21, we published a story based on press materials that we had received about a conference called the Autodesk Maya 2010 software conference, which the materials said was taking place from February 16-18 2010 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London and was offering a prize draw sponsored by Jigsaw.

It has since been brought to our attention that the conference centre, Autodesk and Jigsaw had no knowledge of this event and Jigsaw is not offering the prizes mentioned. We have been unable to contact the United Conference company that provided the information for clarification, and the event on a usually reputable online event management service has been removed. Readers should be aware that in the past, fraudsters have publicized fake events in an attempt to capture data and/or bank details.

We apologize if this is the case and are taking steps to ensure that all events we post to this site are legitimate before publication. No one paid money for this event but if you registered for this event and are concerned that your details have been obtained fraudulently, please visit the Government's Get Safe Online site for advice on how to proceed.

Thanks to Jigsaw for bringing this to our attention.