We have been getting a new kind of scammer-esque call every couple weeks here at the office (I work at an enterprise web application development company).
Basically, the flow of events is this:
- Caller has spoofed their caller-ID to have an identical name as our company.
- Seemingly friendly lady claims to be "Debbie from Accounting" or something similar.
- This "Debbie" says she is trying to print something and just needs me to read off the printer serial number so she can connect.
This is obviously completely bogus for a bunch of reasons (one being we have like 8 employees here, none are named Debbie and we don't even have an Accounting department).
The name was different both times (this has happened twice now).
Anyway, my question is what exactly is this scammer trying to accomplish? Do they install malware remotely to printers?