Today a "representative" of Tornado Office Systems called our office and somehow immediately knew to ask for Anne, a girl within the office who handles the ordering of supplies. She claimed to Anne that she already had spoken with the CFO of our company, and that the CFO had directed them in Anne's direction to order supplies. This particular scam artist claimed her name was Jay Woods, and also mentioned that Arkansas was a beautiful place to live... the relativity of that statement had what to do with ordering supplies? Anne thought nothing off this as surely this was legit, because she claimed she spoke directly with the CFO, and even knew her full name.
After all was said and done-- (a few boxes of paper clips, pens, tape) somehow Anne came to find out that other people had been done wrong by Tornado Office Systems by looking for a website for them and coming across Ripoff Report. We also then realized we had no way of confirming the quantity ordered or price, except what Anne had written down by hand as she spoke to "Miss Jay".
We immediately called back, only to find that no one actually answers the phone number of which we found in The White Pages--- but we did however leave a voice mail asking for a call back. We pretty much had decided we wouldn't hear from them again--- but a few short minutes later, the phone did ring!
But it rang back with our OWN office number--- can we say fishy?? I immediately patched the call back to Anne.
This NEW person claimed her name was Kelley Cole. Anne politely told Kelley that we were canceling the order per instructions of the supervisor. Miss Kelley told Anne that she would send over a Cancel Confirmation via fax, and even asked for our fax number.
Well---- guess what. NO FAX. I left two more voice mails stating we had not yet received the fax confirmation, and that they were to call immediately. I highly doubt it would light any flame under their butts, but we are refusing any shipments from them that comes through UPS.
Eat that, Tornado Office Systems!
We don't accept it, we don't open it--- we don't owe you, so nyah!