Stay Away from This Office Scam


The toner pirate scam has taken off in recent years because people don’t always understand where their print supplies come from, so it’s easier to trick them into buying something they don’t need.

Also, with multiple employees involved in print, when a random invoice shows up, sometimes it just gets paid, or with an angry phone call, someone may make a decision that puts your contact information out there and your whole business at risk.

Toner Pirates and Common Scams

Toner pirates are tricky, and they will often call you at your desk and sound completely normal. But, employees almost always say that they knew something was amiss.

If the person on the other end of the line acts like they know your business but then still ask basic questions, seem to oversell the product, aren’t clear about specs and offerings, and provide excessive discounts, you likely have a toner pirate on your hands.

What Can You Do Next?

Businesses that need protection fear they may be the victim of a scam, or have some suspicious contacts can reach out to the following entities.

Remember, being proactive about managing print is a great way to stay ahead of toner pirates, and having a strong relationship with a vendor is the first step. We’re here to talk with you about how to integrate reliable, legitimate print strategy into your business.

Who to contact if you are concerned about a scam:

  • The Better Business Bureau

  • Federal Trade Commission

  • US Postal Inspection Commission

  • Any state business oversight entities

Stay Safe with Da-Com Digital Office Solutions

Working with the team at Da-Com for your print supplies means you know and trust your vendor, and you’ll also have better customer service for print supplies than you’ve ever had. Get everything you need with Da-Com.

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