Printer Toner Pirate King

Join Caleb and Greg as they dig into a scam involving one of the most valuable (and loathed) commodities on Earth — printer toner. Gilbert N. Michaels, AKA "the California Toner Pirate Godfather," defrauded thousands of small businesses and charities over decades by overcharging them for toner they didn't need. Learn how the scam worked, what was illegal about it, why it went on for so long, the crazy reason Michaels eventually got caught, and most important, how you can protect your firm and clients from similar frauds.
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