We’ve received reports of people receiving calls from a company that identifies itself as “Interstate” trying to convince people that they need to order new toner for Savin printers through them. This is a repeat of a very old scam, what’s interesting in this case the callers seem to know a great deal about the equipment we have in place and departmental billing contacts on campus. This information may make them more convincing. We do not know the source of this information but we don’t believe it comes from any Washburn systems or databases.
Purchasing is aware of these scams and should prevent any purchase orders from being processed. We have no need to purchase toner for the Savin copiers, that is included in our maintenance contract. If you are contacted, please get as much information as you can from the caller and e-mail that information to firstname.lastname@example.org