General Chat Thread, Millenium/Crown/Imperial etc Toner Scam? in General; Also not to be confused with MCS Technology Ltd who do a good line in DELL refurbishments & spares & ...
23rd January 2012, 04:41 PM #46
Also not to be confused with MCS Technology Ltd who do a good line in DELL refurbishments & spares & we have been buying from them for years too.
28th March 2012, 12:48 PM #47
Looks like they're going by the name "Crown" now, had a call from them late on friday and again about 5 mins ago. Had him going for a while on friday until he wanted me to accept a free sample of his magic toner before he'd pay us a visit and buy me lunch as he's been let loose with the company credit card... nice bit of entertainment for a friday!
On the 2nd call I asked for a website but its apparently under construction, told him he'd tried his luck already on friday and wasn't going to get any further today!
Both times he started the conversation by confirming that I was still in the IT department and couldn't name the person he'd spoken to before
28th March 2012, 02:04 PM #48
Not sure if troll..
Originally Posted by eco
I never get telesales calls.. Probably because I don't have a personal phone at my desk or buying authority. Damnit, you guys make me feel left out! D:
10th October 2012, 10:49 AM #49
They are still at it... had a call from a lady representing Crown offering me a 'free' supermarket gift voucher & shirts ....... claimed it was a gift because I had completed a survey earlier in the year that had helped them win major contracts. She hung up when I asked them what the catch was
19th November 2012, 01:13 PM #50
Sorry to drag this thread back. But yes - Ive just had that call.....
8th February 2013, 09:13 AM #51
This is back, we've just had the call from Global Imperial Solutions.
To save you all the headache (some of these may ring a bell):
Peter John Gold - free company director check. Director id 910648812 - Companies House Information
8th February 2013, 09:18 AM #52
Originally Posted by Mako
WTF? You'd think he'd know better.
8th February 2013, 09:55 AM #53
Checked out the address on Google Street Maps. LOL
It's a shop called "Mail Boxes Etc". See https://plus.google.com/108702154678...2/photos?hl=en
12th February 2013, 04:20 PM #54
- Rep Power
I've just had Paul from Global Imperial Solutions on the phone.
I'm looking forward to the £50 worth of M&S vouchers being sent to me, and the toner (minus the order number).
I also got the same rubbish about 'Any holidays planned?', 'What hours do you work?', 'Anyone in at your school over half term / Christmas?', 'What's your home address so I can send the vouchers?' etc...
They could sound quite convincing to people not used to dealing with sales calls, especially when they say things such as 'Since your order with us before Christmas' - When we have a managed printing solution.
12th February 2013, 05:46 PM #55
looking forward to their call again... will tell them I'm happy with my current toner supplier "Millenium Computer Systems", having brought their magic toners 5 years ago we've never needed any more
why don't these idiots just act like any other business and go legit, surely trading standards should be sorting them out
13th February 2013, 08:25 AM #56
- Rep Power
Disgraceful that they are still getting away with these things. I'll let you know if anything arrives through the post, this could be interesting...
13th February 2013, 09:03 AM #57
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I've had Karen call me this morning to confirm the order and to attempt to send onto my home address. As I refused to give my home details out, she cancelled the order. Shame.
13th March 2013, 11:02 AM #58
- Rep Power
I've just had David from Global trying the exact same scam. He tried the whole sending me £50 of Tesco vouchers to my home address for 'security' and about winning a contract with some major high street companies. He quickly skipped over that they would be sending me a toner that costs £325. On questioning his tone changed and then he put the phone down. Charming!!!
12th April 2013, 11:24 AM #59
- Rep Power
Just had the same only we got as far as receiving the toner! We were told we could have this first one for free to evaluate and then purchase them once we saw what great value they were. When the toner arrived with an invoice for £325 I called them up to explain what I suspiciously but politely suggested was a misunderstanding and the accounts person, Leanne got quite confrontational saying 'what am I going to say to my boss?'.
Anyway, after I told them that their website didn't work and I had no intention of ever doing business with them, they agreed for us to send the toner back (at our expense).
Is there any formal way of complaining? Can you report things like this?
19th April 2013, 10:49 AM #60
Pushy buggers. I just hung up on some fella who tried to get my home address and send me some vouchers and football game tickets if they turn up. Told him I didn't want anything from him and he asked why not....twice! Idiot.
Funny, I recognised the patter so I searched this forum for global so was having a nice read of this thread while he was trying to sell stuff to me.
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