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Copy Machine Supplier Scam: How It Works

As any office worker knows, getting phone calls about the state of your office equipment is all in a days' work. However, there is one call to look out for; accepting their "free" offer could prove to be quite costly for your company, and your boss might not be very happy with that. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see the sneaky Copy Machine Supplies scam exposed:

Copy Machine Supply Scam Video

The Copy Machine scam involves a caller (from a real company, but with deceptive practices) asking you for your copy machine model number. The alleged reason the information is needed to send a new manual for the machine.

However, instead of a manual arriving, boxes of extremely overpriced toner matching your machine arrive, along with an invoice for the unwanted copier item.


Copy Machine Supplier Scam: How To Avoid

Most offices have a service agreement with a copy supplier; if the caller is not someone from your supplier, just hang up the phone. The only person that would be supplying you with a new manual would be the supplier.

Also, mention to the caller that if you want a new manual you will print one online; this usually causes them to hang up the phone. Always be aware when someone is calling and offering something for nothing; remember, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is.


Copy Machine Supplier Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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