Grandpa hands $2,300 cash to Walmart cashier, but she refuses to wire it to his 'grandson'
While criminals are always innovating to be able to perform their maneuvers more effectively, caution is generally the best answer for them.
According to Liftable, Walmart cashier, Audrey Taylor, saved Cecil Rodgers from being scammed by two unknown men.
The same source explained that the woman helped save his $2 300, which were going to be transferred to some unknown scammers.
According to Virily, Cecil received a phone call from two scam artists at this home, as these criminals on senior citizens' generosity and unawareness.
According to Providr, the Cincinnati grandfather was lured into believing that his eldest grandson was in serious legal trouble by the scammers, one of whom claimed to be his grandson and the other, his grandson's lawyer.
The one who claimed to be Rodgers' grandson told him that he was in immediate need of the money, claiming that he had an accident and needed it to get himself out of the jail.
The one who claimed to be a lawyer instructed the elderly man to send the money through wire transfer services at his local Walmart.
According to Little Things, once he got there, he ended up in Audrella Taylor’s line, and when she heard his inquiry, she was instantly suspicious.
She later revealed that she was alarmed by the fact that the grandson had contacted the old man before he contacted his mother.
“His daughter hadn’t been contacted yet. I felt like if a son was in true need, the mom would have been contacted first before the grandpa would," Taylor said.
The Walmart clerk simply warned the old man about the possibility of a scam and refused to let him send the money, instructing Rodgers to call other members of the family to ensure it was really his grandson.
Cecil took Audrella’s advice and made a phone call to his relatives, asking if his grandson was really in trouble. He then discovered that none of his relatives were in trouble.