Nowadays, scammers are making it harder for people to recognize their modus. Usually, victims are getting urgent calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service or law enforcement agencies.
They are using this fear of the people to the law and that they will spend time behind bars.
Some scammers will even pretend to be the friends or family members of the victim then they are going to ask their “relative” to wire money.
Just like the case of Mr. Cecil Rodgers, who almost lost thousands of dollars if the Walmart clerk did not notice the modus.
Last year, Rodgers received a call from a person who is pretending to be his grandson.
The man claimed to have been arrested because of a car accident. He even put his “lawyer” on the phone to ask Rodgers to send $2,300 for his bail.
The innocent Rodgers went straight to his local Walmart to do a money transfer. But thanks to the smart cashier, he didn’t lose his money.
Learn more about the story below.
Fortunately, Rodgers decided to check out in Taylor’s lane.
If you want your friends and family to learn how to perceive and avoid scams like this, share this story to them. Let’s stop these scammers to victimize more people.