Shops Continue to be Targeted by Scammers
USGNN.comô has learned that glass shops continue to be the target
of an ordering and shipping scam, as first reported last year.
The scam follows a familiar formula: Glass shops are contacted
by a prospective customer who requests that unusual quantities of
glass be shipped to a location at some distance, often to a foreign
country. In this most recent incident, the scammer requested tabletop
glass be sent to Hawaii.
As the scam has evolved, glass shops across the country have reported
that the solicitations were coming via e-mail, a change from the
original format of a telephone call placed through the TTY or computer
In this most recent incident, the glass shop was initially contacted
via a TTY phone call. During the call, the scammer requested to
speak specifically with the owner. When told the owner was not available,
the scammer asked for a company e-mail address so that they could
contact the company directly. Within minutes, e-mail was received
by the glass shop requesting 100 glass tabletops of specific size
Per the email obtained by USGNN.com, the scammer requests the shop
provide the total cost, which will be paid via credit. Moreover,
the scammer indicates that a specific freight company will be used
to ship the order, and that the scammer will work directly with
the shipping company to arrange pick-up.
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