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Office Supply Fraud

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A common, recent scam has been for unscrupulous businesses to bill businesses, churches, and fraternal and charitable organizations for office supplies that were never ordered. Consumers should report fax, copier, or other office supplies fraud to the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice (Attorney General) and also any U.S. Post Office.

To report fraud. The FTC runs "Project BOSS (Banish Office Supply Scams)" a grass-roots based business education initiative regarding office supply fraud. Project BOSS is a multi-faceted partnership to help the people who work at small businesses or non-profits spot and dodge fraud.

US Federal Trade Commission
Headquarters Consumer Response Center
6th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580-0001
(877) 382-4357

Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
(800) 952-5225 (CA Callers)
(916) 322-3360 (Out of State)
(916) 323-5341 Fax
(800) 952-5548 (TDD in CA)
(916) 327-5564 (TDD Out of State)

United States Postal Inspector Offices
(800) 372-8347

See Also Electronic Appliance and Repair Program

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