When Cecil Rodgers received a chilling phone call from someone who sounded like his grandson, he went into a panic. The man who’d claimed to be the grandson said that he’d got into a car accident, then a lawyer came on the phone and demanded $2,300 to help Cecil’s grandson out of his tight bind.
Being the caring grandpa he always was, Cecil made his way over to a Walmart to send the large sum of money over to his grandson.
However, not everything turned out exactly the way Cecil predicted.
Once he got there, he ended up in Audrella Taylor’s line. The Walmart clerk heard what Cecil had to say, and she was instantly suspicious.
In the video below, posted on December 19, 2017, Audrella explains:
“He said something about somebody was locked up in jail. He got a call, and he needed to send $2,000. I said, ‘I am going to refuse the sender. I’m not going to let you send that money. I think you are being scammed.'”
Audrella heard too many red flags and questioned why the young man’s mother wasn’t contacted before Cecil. It just didn’t sound right to her.
In the end, this smart Walmart clerk saved Cecil from losing $2,300, and now, he knows to be more cautious of scams like this one.
Check out the entire story in the video below, and please SHARE if you’re glad Cecil was waiting in Audrella’s line!
Left Thumbnail Photo: Flickr / Mike Mozart
Footage provided courtesy of WCPO Cincinnati
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