Toner Scam (phone calls)

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.

Be on the alert for a current toner scam from a caller offering toner at a "reduced price" that we had "previously ordered but had arrived late", who may even ask for your P-Card number and, have a few details about your department (in the report, a "John Wilson" referenced a recently purchased HP color printer). This particular caller provided a couple of phone numbers, including 1-800-450-3921 (an internet search found this on a bogus "Supply Services" web site) and a Brown extension that was a variation on this.

If you receive such a call you should terminate it quickly. If you choose, you may also file a complaint with the FTC (https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt).

Previous similar posts: https://it.brown.edu/alerts/read/phone-scams and https://it.brown.edu/alerts/read/phone-scam-printer-verification

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