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

For TTY/TDD 711 or

(800) 735-2929 TTY/TDD English

(800) 855-3000 TTY/TDD Spanish

(800) 735-2922 TTY/TDD Voice

Outside Calif refer to State’s relay service number available from the FCC’s Telecommunication Relay Services Directory

United States Postal Inspector Offices

(800) 372-8347