Scammers Once Again Target Glass Shops
January 27, 2011
Glass shops have previously been hit by scammers calling through TTY services and now some shops in the Northeast are getting similar calls. Jennifer Russell Vanasse, vice president of the Window Shop Inc. in Plainville, Conn., contacted USGNN.com and told us about her recent TTY scam experience.
"The call came from a TTY service from Sprint. I have received legitimate calls from this service before, so I agreed to take the call. The person wanted to know if we sold glass tabletops, and I said yes. Then immediately the caller asked me for an e-mail address to send the details," she explains. "I gave the e-mail address, thinking it would be easier then talking through they TTY service. The caller wanted me to wait on the phone until the e-mail arrived, which I did. Then, when I read the email from the name John Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) it looked strange: