Copier Service Scam Alert

The "toner phoners" are working the campus once again looking for unsuspecting victims!

Copier and Office Supply Scams

Sales representatives from toner companies are calling departments claiming to be representatives from your copier company and they tell you that they are "verifying" your copier number for their records or need to send you toner. They may also contact you asking about your printer information and request they be allowed to send you "free" toner for trial.

Do not fall victim to these scams.

If the callers do manage to find someone that provides them a model number, they will tell you that you must change to a new toner or buy replacement toner, or that they have either free toner or a great deal on toners "especially for you if you buy right now." If you show any interest or sound like you believe they are legitimate, they will ask for your personal and/or shipping information. Once they have "hooked" you, they send the merchandise, but then send an invoice for hundreds of dollars higher than UWF would normally pay for the same toners.

If you receive one of these phone calls, tell them you are not interested and do not want their product. You can tell them to contact the Procurement Department directly. Whatever you do: Do not give them any personal information about you, your department, or machine and get them off the phone immediately.