Don't Let the Toner Pirates Win

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There are a lot of things to worry about in the modern office, but pirates may not be one of them in your business. However, there are pirates out there causing untold problems in offices around the country. Toner pirates are ready to scam you, but you can be ready for them.

The Disappearing Toner

One of the most common ways to cheat toner customers is to simply not give them toner. This is often achieved over the phone, with a phone salesperson calling and offering a good deal on toner. This deal will often be a great one, making it seem like accepting the deal is helping the company. No matter what is promised over the phone or how trust is established, these toner pirates never deliver the toner in the end.

The Bait and Switch

If you do get the toner sold to you by an anonymous seller, it may not turn out to be exactly what you paid for. Another type of scam from toner pirates is to charge for regular toner and then to substitute a much-cheaper version when it's time to deliver. Often, this toner is difficult to use. It may not work in your machines at all. If it does work, you can count on printed pages that are of worse quality than usual. This can be an embarrassment to the company, making it look like an incompetent business that doesn't know how to use a printer.

Old Stock

Like many other things, both ink and toner will go bad over time. If a company has toner on hand that has already expired, selling it is a great way to get rid of it. Of course, that doesn't mean that you'll be told that this toner is expired. On the contrary- it may have the dates changed or be put into a different container with fresher dates. This would be impossible to tell right upfront. The old, bad toner would only be discovered after it had been opened and used in a printer.

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