Printing Scams Make Their Rounds on Web —MichelsonFebruary 2010
Perhaps one printer summed it up best in an Internet post to a fellow owner who nearly fell victim to a printing scam: "Keep your eyes open, and remember that if it smells like sh*t, looks like sh*t...it will taste like sh*t, too." Do you know of anyone (yourself included) who's been duped by similar fraud? We'd love to hear about it to pass along, so the same misfortune doesn't happen to somebody else. Rest assured; all names will be changed to protect the innocent, and to not add injury to insult.
In these tough times, with printers struggling to fill idle press time, and thus more likely to bid on and produce a job that comes in over the Web from an unknown party, it's disheartening to hear of e-mail scammers targeting our industry. After all, it's hard enough to please finicky graphic artists let alone worry about falling prey to scam artists. PI