Warning-"Toner Pirates, The scourge of the Copier Supply Industry."
In supply telemarketing scams, dishonest vendors pose as legitimate vendors of your office machine supplies. The victim is then billed at an over-inflated price, sometimes for an
inferior or even incorrect product. Telemarketing fraud typically targets small businesses and charities, but no business is immune. Often these telemarketers are referred to as "toner pirates".
To establish credibility with potential victims, "toner pirates" will call a targeted business to obtain serial number, and model information on office equipment. Often they will pose as someone from Imageware, claiming to be updating a database and thus, needing to verify this information. A free gift may be offered to entice the victim to provide the serial and model numbers.
Armed with this information about your office machines, the "toner pirate" is now ready to make his pitch! The targeted business is then called and offered a "sweet deal" on office supplies. Usually there is a second call to confirm the order.
- This is a one-time only supply liquidation.
- It's part of your service contract.
- We're the distribution center for Imageware and we're having a special sale.
- You'll get a free gift, or a chance to win a car or a trip, if you order today!
Call Imageware, Corporation for all your copier supply needs! (717) 741-3705