|Important notice regarding telephone solicitations and possible scams|
There has been a report of a company INFO LOGIC INC. (People Soft vendor # 109866) offering toner cartridges to state agencies via telephone. This company has been deactivated as a payable account because of fraudulent billing practices. Recently, Info Logic Inc. has invoiced an agency for one toner cartridge at over $600. The telephone representative making the offer does not disclose this inflated price to the buyer.
We also have word of questionable phone offers for office supplies, and again, caution. If you have any issues with product or invoicing from these vendors, you have little recourse.
Be aware, do not purchase goods as a result of a telephone solicitation.
* Check with state procurement or purchasing if you have any concerns regarding telephone solicitations. If you receive a telephone solicitation, record the date, the name of the sales representative, the company making the offer, and the offer. Refuse the solicitation or offer clearly and do not engage the sales representative in conversation. Be clear and firm.
* If you should receive unsolicited goods, do not open the package. Without disturbing the wrapping, make a copy of the shipping label for the record, and return to sender immediately, unopened. You will not pay for return shipping costs and they (vendor) have no basis to invoice your agency for the goods.
Please report any phone solicitations that offer goods that are "too good to be true." -- Purchasing and State Procurement.