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Scam Alert: Business Directory and Toner

This news item expired January 31, 2007. It may contain out-of-date information.
Business Directory Scam A company has recently contacted departments at Iowa State referring to themselves as National Business Directory. They refer to a business directory that the department or ISU will be mentioned in, and may or may not ask if you wish to be in it. Either way, they send an invoice and and then the directory. If you receive directories from this vendor, refuse the shipment and send all invoices to Cory Harms in Purchasing. If you receive one of these calls, please forward the call to Cory Harms in Purchasing at 515-294-2591, if possible. Toner Scam A company calling themselves "Advanced Imaging Systems" or ATS has recently contacted departments at Iowa State inquiring as to the model number of your fax machine or printer. They usually try to sell you discount toners or offer free toners or overstocked toners and then bill at a highly inflated price. Please forward these calls to Cory Harms in Purchasing at 515-294-2591, if possible.