Terryville firefighters warn of T-shirt scam

Published on Wednesday, 5 January 2022 17:15


PLYMOUTH -- A scam claiming to sell Terryville Volunteer Fire Department T-shirts has been reported in the area.

Firefighters on Wednesday said they have received reports that some in town have received text messages offering the sale of “Limited Edition” shirts from the fire department.

“These are not our shirts and we don’t know who is selling them,” the fire department wrote in a statement Wednesday.

This comes after firefighters in November warned that scams like this had been reported in the area, which included in Burlington. At that time, however, it had not yet hit Terryville.

The scam that has been seen in the area tends to offer shirts that are purportedly from the town’s respective fire department. According to the Harwinton Volunteer Fire Department, the claim is that they are sold by a company that goes by either “Trendy Tee” or “Gearlaunch.” In addition to text messages, recipients of the phony sales offers have received emails as well.

Terryville firefighters on Wednesday shared a screenshot of a text message that shows what the fraudulent sale looks like.

“We were notified that some people have been receiving these text messages today,” the department wrote.

“Please do not order anything from this message if you receive it. It is a scam.”

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Wednesday, 5 January 2022 17:15. Updated: Wednesday, 5 January 2022 17:17.