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    Millenium/Crown/Imperial etc Toner Scam?

    Just had a call from these guys, telling me that they had won a contract with some football clubs and would like to send us some football shirts by way of thanks....
    Tried to get a home address initially "for security", then said they'd send some toner for us to try, valued at £325, which we wouldn't be invoiced for until completely happy.
    Apparently I'll be taken out for a drink as well in the new year....

    Quick Google whilst on the 'phone to the guy found these:
    Free premiership T-Shirts - AVForums.com
    Scam Call - TechNet Corps [Archive] - Sheffield Forum

    Edit - also this:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=2598953

    I had the same "are you going on holiday soon" and "what time do you work until" questions. Creepy.
    Be careful guys....
    Last edited by thedarxide; 2nd November 2010 at 04:14 PM.

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Dodgy sales tactics and you will run afoul of many LA and school policies about taking 'personal gifts' (if it goes to your home).

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    If you search on here for "millenium" you'll see they've been doing it for a while. There's also another unfortunately named company with "millenium" who get confused with them.

    Wait till he phones again, denies that he's ever called the school and then sulks and hangs up. They're weazels.

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    lol, have just done some searching back and realised I've spoken to them before! They were just MCS then, and the woman told me I sounded "lush" and wanted to take me out to dinner... she went away sharpish when I lied and said I had no purchasing authority...

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    Hehe I had this call too. Scamtastic!!!! Apparently I was in line for football shirts and tickets to the f1 British grand prix!!!

    I suggested that if they wanted my business they can send me a few toners for free for me to evaluate. Strangely he wasn't too fussed with that idea.

    I just kept repeating No after about 10 minutes he finally got the idea!!!

    Butuz

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    I've had this one too, my tactic was IMO great, I agreed to everything and at the last point where final confirmation is asked for said no.

    Three times I went through all the questions about football shirts etc. said yes all the way until the last "So it's OK to send you the toner?" - No.

    I think the sales person was much more irritated by that than anything else I could have done.

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    i had this from them, the usual "we have won sponsorship with major football teams to supply toners to them" etc. i just said "sorry mate, we have close links with derby county so i dont think they'd look too kindly on us accepting shirts of other teams". it then miraculously became rugby shirts, then f1 tickets.
    he then went on to ask me how many printers i had, when i said i dont know he said "can you go look", so i said no and he hung up. maybe we should all start calling them, just pestering them non stop for a day......a sort of real life DoS

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    I've got to say that i have been using these guys for years and found them to be nothing but extremely proffesional!
    Great products at slighty expensive prices but great customer care which is worth a few extra pennies! I'm shocked that anyone has anything different to say! I'll be using them again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedarxide View Post
    Just had a call from these guys, telling me that they had won a contract with some football clubs and would like to send us some football shirts by way of thanks....
    Tried to get a home address initially "for security", then said they'd send some toner for us to try, valued at £325, which we wouldn't be invoiced for until completely happy.
    Apparently I'll be taken out for a drink as well in the new year....

    Quick Google whilst on the 'phone to the guy found these:
    Free premiership T-Shirts - AVForums.com
    Scam Call - TechNet Corps [Archive] - Sheffield Forum

    Edit - also this:
    MoneySavingExpert.com Forums

    I had the same "are you going on holiday soon" and "what time do you work until" questions. Creepy.
    Be careful guys....
    Frankly I am so rude to most salesman they give up

    Once they called my boss and it went like this
    Boss "Phone for you"
    Me "Not another ****** ******* salesman?"
    Boss "You find out"
    Me "Hello?"
    Man on phone "Yes.. I am a salesman, Guess you dont like salesman"
    Me "NO"
    Man on phone "Thank you for your time"

    If you are so rude they know they are wasting their time

    They are learning to get past reception last one said "Free Printer", you can guess what I said to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by eco View Post
    I've got to say that i have been using these guys for years and found them to be nothing but extremely proffesional!
    Great products at slighty expensive prices but great customer care which is worth a few extra pennies! I'm shocked that anyone has anything different to say! I'll be using them again!
    Only joined today, only 1 post - anyone would think you work for MCS..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    Only joined today, only 1 post - anyone would think you work for MCS..
    I was thinking that

    Perhaps not the same MCS we were originally talking about?
    Its either a certain some one working for MCS (same scam guys) or a different company called MCS which is actually not a scam (different from the above mentioned). I wonder which one it is

    Personally I never do business without doing some research and most people do, some though fall victim to these dodgy people.

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    MCS not to get confused with Millenium Business Systems who I have dealt with for years and are a reputable company.

    Thanks for the heads up

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    Only joined today, only 1 post - anyone would think you work for MCS..
    How cynical!

    They'd be SOL if they rang here with those offers. Not everyone likes footie and cars! Maybe if it was tickets to a show...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    he then went on to ask me how many printers i had, when i said i dont know he said "can you go look", so i said no and he hung up.
    Ah should have said, OK! Put phone on desk and "go and count the printers" (put kettle on, do jobs, tie shoelaces, have lunch etc.) come back an hour later see if they're still online...

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