They can be smooth-talking and quite persuasive but they are little more than unscrupulous scam artists!

Similar to the notorious pirates of long ago, these villains are out to plunder your riches. Armed with a telephone and a bogus narrative, toner pirates call businesses and use scripts to trick office personnel into thinking the call is coming from the company’s regular office products supplier. They then propose special sale prices and offers to the business. What they are offering, however, is no bargain at all. Instead, their intentions are to coerce companies into accepting supply shipments for copy machine toner or other office supplies that are grossly over-priced. Some pirates will call a company, ask for the name of the person that orders supplies, request the business address, and then send supplies that were never ordered – with a bill attached of course. Additionally, they will delay mailing an invoice with inflated pricing, hoping the supplies will be used before anyone checks into where they came from. The office supplies peddled by these bogus firms can cost up to ten times more than they..

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