May 9, 2018
The Recycler has been approached by remanufacturing industry members, alerting us to a new ink cartridge empties scam.
According to our sources, businesses are being approached by apparently fraudulent businesses, offering their empty ink cartridges for sale.
These businesses seem to have several traits in common:
The Recycler would like to know if anyone else has heard of, or experienced this kind of scam; if so, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not the first time that ink cartridges and other printing consumables have been the source of a scam. In previous years, we have reported on a number of fraudulent activities, including the well-documented Australian cartridge scam of 2011/2, the $1 million ($743,776/€627,424) cartridge printer scam perpetrated by a former employee of the Philadelphia Water Department, and the Xerox swindles of 2015, 2017 and 2018.
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