AGRR Magazine

Scam Continues Unabated in Glass Industry

Glass shops across the country are continuing to report being on the receiving end of phone calls and emails related to the scam that has been plaguing the industry for more nearly six months. Suzan with Clear View Auto Glass in Pittsburgh, Pa., forwarded the most recent email correspondence she received of this nature.

Sent from an email address listed with the free, Internet based email server hotmail, the message purportedly came from Shirley Swanson, requesting information on the purchase of 50 pieces of 30- x 30-, ¼-inch glass with a polished edge. The email also included an inquiry as to the forms of payment the glass company accepts and indicated that the glass was needed for tabletops at a church in Alaska.

Though the number of shops reporting calls and emails to has dwindled, the scam has not yet run its course.

For background information on the scam, click on the following links:

December 21, 2006 - Scam Calls to Glass Shops Remain Steady, Often Frequent
December 22, 2006 -™ Staff Receives Industry-Targeting Scam Calls
December 18, 2006 - Glass Scam Still Haunting Industry, Point of Origin Differing Per Incident
November 29, 2006 - News Show Highlights Scam Dogging Glass Industry
November 10, 2006 - Scam Targeting Glass Shops Getting Worse, Not Better
October 27, 2006 - Heartland Being Hit by Telephone Scam
October 17, 2006 - Scam Spreading Westward, Modus Operandi Changing
September 14, 2006 - Glass Sales Scam Hits Canada
August 28, 2006 - More Glass Companies Reporting Telephone Scam
August 22, 2006 - Glass Shops Beware of Ordering Scams

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