Contact 6: Woman scammed buying glasses online

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Designer glasses are expensive -- and before you dole out cash for a new pair, FOX6's Contact 6 has a warning.

The ads promised luxury eyewear at a fraction of the cost, but...

"In many cases, they were providing counterfeit knockoffs and used glasses," U.S. Postal Inspector Douglas Veatch said.

Even more disturbing, if customers complained, the owner of Decor My Eyes, Vitally Borker, threatened them.

"He became very upset with me when I said I would not pay the re-stocking fee and I would take it up with my credit card company," Clarabelle Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez eventually found a website where many of Borker's dissatisfied customers voiced their complaints.

"When he saw that I had also complained online he contacted me and said he was watching me. If I continued to complain online about Décor My Eyes I was going to show up on the news. He told me he lived one bridge over from me and he would come to my home and he would rape me," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez called the police, the U.S. Attorney and postal inspectors to report Borker's harassment.

"I`m an avid runner, and I stopped running. He managed to play mind games with me and I feared for my life. I feared I was in danger," Rodriguez said.

After a lengthy investigation, postal inspectors arrested Borker on several fraud charges.

"If anyone in this case would have done a Google search on Décor My eyes, they would have found a myriad of complaints," Veatch said.

The takeaway from this story -- do your research before buying online.

Borker was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay more than $100,000.