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Scooter wants your business... JUST SAY NO!

Posted Friday, January 8, 2016 by Jules VanSant.

alt textLooks like the 8 1/2 x 11 and “God Bless You’s” are back with a vengence. I had someone contact me saying it looked like this person was looking for a quote…

NO THEY AREN’T! They are looking to scam your company our of money. Sales reps are eager to gain new business and have in the past fallen victim to what seems to be an easy sale.

Let’s review the request: Note the misspellings, the misuse of lower case text, the fact they suggest EXPRESS printing is 5 - 7 days (ha - that’s a gift)! No phone number to contact them at, hmmm. MUST NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING… strange yes? And the lure of paying by credit card makes them not a credit risk, right? NO.

As a firm you do your due diligence by pre-qualifying the card, then when it’s time to run it for payment it doesn’t work. Of course this doesn’t happen until after they ask you to prepay the shipping, which unsuspectingly goes directly into their pockets through this mystery shipper. SCAM COMPLETE, you’re out of luck.

Don’t let the ease of the sale bit you in the company wallet. Share this with your sales reps and let’s all keep our profits where they belong…