5 Tips to Stay Away from Equipment Scams

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It seems like scams are everywhere these days, and it can be pretty discouraging. But avoiding these scams is easier because if you are aware of what’s out there, you’ll be sure to evaluate all offers that come your way.

It’s important, as a business owner, to be skeptical when necessary and to train employees that jumping on board for any good deal can often lead to a scam issue. Covering the bases makes it much easier to avoid equipment and software scams in your business.

What a Scam Looks Like

Okay, we realize that a scam can look like anything. But especially a few of these situations:

  • People trying to sell copiers for really cheap
  • Toner pirates scamming people on toner and other supplies
  • Copiers that are said to have insane abilities (you’ll know what’s real and what’s not)
  • Other office equipment promises that seem too good to be true.

How can you avoid equipment scams? The five quick tips include:

  • Train employees on possible scams
  • Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities
  • Invest in high-quality equipment
  • Be proactive about cybersecurity and protections
  • Build a strong relationship with your reliable vendor-partner

How to Protect Your Business and Employees

Protect your company, your employees, and your clients by staying ahead of scams. If you know they are possible, and you can train employees to see them, help front-liners avoid them, and alert fiscal if something shady comes through.

The other critical aspect of this is making sure that your cybersecurity is updated and ahead of the game -preferably with a managed IT team – so that if a scammer does somehow get access, it’s immediately blocked.

Avoid Scams

By investing in better equipment, working with a company you trust, and training employees, you’ll find that scam calls and emails get rejected every day, and they’ll stop bugging you – no more issues here.