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Scam Targeting Glass Shops Continuing™ 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 and/or windshields be shipped to a location at some distance, often to a foreign country such as Ghana.

As the scam has evolved, glass shops across the country have reported that the solicitations were coming via email, a change from the original format of a telephone call placed through the TTY or computer systems.

In every case, the customer also requests that a specific freight company be used to ship the order.

In at least one confirmed case, a glass shop employee employee who contacted™ with a copy of correspondence which he believes is part of the scam.

Per the email, obtained by, the scammer directs the glass company to obtain a credit card payment from the customer and to exchange the credit card payment for cash. The shipping company then directs the shop to transfer the cash via Western Union money transfer to a shipping company in Ghana. The shipping company provides wiring instructions. Upon receipt, the shipping company promises to provide the glass shop with receipt and pick-up information, but the glass company never gets reimbursed.

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For a list of stories relating to the ongoing scam, see also:

Glass Scam Still Haunting Industry, Point of Origin Differing Per Incident
Scam Targeting Glass Shops Getting Worse, Not Better
Heartland Being Hit by Telephone Scam
Scam Spreading Westward, Modus Operandi Changing
Glass Sales Scam Hits Canada
More Glass Companies Reporting Telephone Scam
Glass Shops Beware of Ordering Scams™ Staff Receives Industry-Targeting Scam Calls

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