To those unfamiliar with them, toner pirates might sound like a joke. “Toner Pirates?” you might think. “What, are they like that Monty Python skit about the old office workers who rebel against their corporate overlords?”
It’d be nice if that were the case (look the skit up if you haven’t seen it—it’s really funny). Sadly, it’s not.
Toner pirates are con artists. They’ll call a business claiming to be a rep from a local copier company. They may pressure you to buy toner supplies before their price supposedly increases. They could also say that they’re offering toner supplies at a reduced price. In any case, once you order the supplies, you’ll pay far more for them or get far less than you expected.
Once you know what to look for, toner pirates are easy to spot:
To protect yourself from toner pirates, follow these simple guidelines:
If you have any questions about toner pirates or avoiding scams, contact Systel.