Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Walmart employee prevents scam

Cecil Rodgers of Cincinnati, Ohio, looked forward to enjoying Christmas with his family this year until he got a phone call from someone claiming to be his oldest grandson. The grandson said he'd hit a woman's car and she was seven months pregnant. He was charged with drunk driving and was in jail. He then put a lawyer on the phone, who explained to Rodgers that he must send a $2,300 bail bond to free his grandson. It must be done by a direct Walmart store-to-store transfer. So Rodgers headed to the nearest Walmart with his Christmas money.

His transaction was managed by Walmart clerk Audrella Taylor, and Rodgers told her why he needed to transfer the money. She sensed that something was amiss, and told Rodgers to go back home and call his other relatives to see they had heard about the grandson's accident. They knew nothing about it. Rodgers says he's not a wealthy man, and was relieved not to lose  $2,300, thanks to Taylor's quick thinking.

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