Be on the lookout for a scam that first appeared back in the 70's -- dubbed "phoner toner" -- which was recently reported here at Brown.
If you fall prey to a toner scam (see earlier Phish Bowl posts), the deal you thought you'd agreed to might become a rip-off like the following example,
Beware of phone calls from individuals requesting printer serial or model numbers, often with the claim that they are checking or updating machines and need the number to process the request.
Beware of printer scams that typically begin with someone identifying themselves as being an individual on campus requesting printer model numbers or offering toner for printers or copiers.
Brown's Graphic Service's Office Equipment reminds departments who use campus copiers or MFDs of ongoing toner scams. Their notification follows.
Phone scams -- whether for toner deals, printer verification, "Microsoft " tech support or other -- are reported by members of the Brown community from time to time.
Beware of suspicious calls from someone pressuring you for information about a department printer. Once the scammer has reeled you in, you could end up with an order of overpriced toner or pegged as a victim for later
In addition to phishing emails, ISG has been hearing reports of scams coming via the telephone (sometimes called "vishing" for voice phishing).