First Golden Toner Scam

| 1 August 2019

Konica Minolta customerS

It has come to our attention that a company called First Golden has been contacting Konica Minolta South Africa customers and informing them, that due to a Konica Minolta toner shortage, they should order toner directly from their company.

We would like to advise that this is definitely not the case, Konica Minolta is well stocked on toner and there is no shortage whatsoever – this is a scam - the toner on offer is not  genuine Konica Minolta toner and their prices are extremely inflated.

Should they contact you, they may claim to know people that you currently are dealing with, which makes their claim authentic.  They may even mention the name of our CEO and then ask you to claim the amount for the toner back from Konica Minolta South Africa directly.  The correspondence will come from First Golden, Registration No.  ……….. Vat No. ………………….

P O Box 16062, Leondale, 1421 or 3 Wildplum Street, Leondale, Germiston.

Telephone/Fax : 011 8652209 – email :


If you have a service contract with Konica Minolta South Africa, you should not pay for toner.


Should you have any concerns whatsoever please feel free to contact Konica Minolta South Africa to verify.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.


For more information, please visit and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaEU


Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.