Scams affect every industry, but there are a couple of nasty ones targeting the large-format print sector right now. Scott Conway of Venture Banners highlights those he’s come across.
We’ve all laughed at the email from the wealthy African Prince offering a cut of his millions in return for help to get those millions out of the country. ‘Who on Earth would fall for that?’ we
snigger as we hit the delete key. Unfortunately that is the easily spottable tip of a very large iceberg of cons, and worryingly there are a number of scammers out there that seem to be targeting printers in general - and large-format printers in particular. Out of interest and for research purposes we at Venture Banners followed several scams through and although most are shallow and easily identified some are quite ingenious….