Walmart Cashier Saves Man From Falling Victim To A Vicious Scam

Sadly, we as human beings are constantly exposed to devastating news and heartbreaking stories. With this negativity constantly shoved in our faces, it can be hard to see the good in the world. However, beneath all the devastation, good people live and positive stories are happening every single day.

Along these lines, there have been many examples of elderly people being scammed. The elderly, or even sometimes adults over 50, are targeted for many reasons. The main reason is obviously due to the fact that the older a person is, the more likely his/her mind starts to slip, leaving one more susceptible to falling for a scam.

The other crucial reason is that many of these scams are done over the internet or through electronics. While the current generation is flooded with experts in technology, older people did not grow up with the same knowledge. Despite having a limited understanding of the internet, many elderly adults still surf the web, leaving them as bait for these criminal scammers.

One very common scam is a pretty simple one. Scammers will call phone numbers that they know will be vulnerable and act as their credit card companies, banks, car insurance companies, etc. to gather their card numbers and/or social security numbers. This can aid in stealing one’s identity or using their card number to steal money.

The more advanced scams exist online. Hackers can create pop-ups or fake profiles to lure people into thinking they are buying something, entering into a contest to win a prize or donating to charity. While most people know not to give out their information, many older people don’t understand the risk.

This story we have is very unique and took scamming to a whole new level. No one could believe the shocking way that this scammer fooled his victim.

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Cecil Rogers is an elderly family man with an endless amount of love for his children and grandchildren. While being selfless and caring are wonderful traits, it can also lead to being taken advantage of. Rogers was put in this situation and the outcome was shocking.

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One day, Rogers got an extremely alarming phone call from his oldest grandson. He stated that he was in a lot of trouble and needed money. Of course, this man did not want to let his beloved grandson suffer so he was all ears. The first question was why he needed the money.

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Rogers’ oldest grandson explained over the phone that he was arrested for a DUI and he was stuck in jail. He went on to say that he needed $2,300 to get bailed out and he needed it quickly. The grandson even had his lawyer speak to Rogers to provide instructions.

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When the lawyer got on the phone, he began instructing Rogers how to wire the money. He told him to go to Walmart and wire the $2,300 to pay off the bond. Rogers didn’t think twice about this phone call as he just wanted to help his grandson as soon as possible.

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As soon as their phone call ended, Rogers took action. He made sure that he had the money available and headed over to Walmart. Unfortunately, Rogers was saving up this money to buy Christmas gifts for his grandchildren. With Christmas coming up, this was going to mess things up a bit.

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When Rogers approached the register at Walmart, the cashier became very suspicious. $2.300 is a lot of money to wire through Walmart and she was curious as to what it was for. When Rogers began explaining the situation, he did not expect how it would turn out.

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Rogers went on to explain to the cashier that his grandson called him from jail and needed this money to post bail. He was extremely lucky to have stumbled upon this specific cashier as she gave him some really great advice and prevented a potentially terrible situation.

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The cashier told Rogers that she would not let him wire the money as she thought he was being scammed. Her first piece of advice was to contact the family and make sure they knew about the situation. He took her advice and what he found was absolutely shocking.

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Rogers called all of his grandchildren and discovered that there was no DUI. Instead, his oldest grandson was safe and sound away at college. After he spoke to his family, it was clear to him that he was definitely being scammed. But how did the cashier catch this so quickly?

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This bright cashier picked up on numerous red flags. The one that really made her insert herself into the situation was the fact that the grandfather was called before the parents. It is very rare that a young man in jail would be instructed to contact his grandfather before his parents were even informed of the situation.

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Apparently, with these unfortunately common scams, the scammer is experienced and knows exactly what to say in order to fool the elderly victim. It is very common that they will use a scenario that makes it normal for them to request that they don’t contact anyone about the situation.

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This scenario, in particular, the scammer used being in jail as a reason to ask his “grandfather” to keep quiet about it. While I’m sure he would eventually contact his grandson’s mother, this request made him take action in getting the money to his “grandson” first, before he contacted the rest of the family.

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Cecil Rogers and his entire family were eternally grateful for this cashier, Taylor. Many people just show up to their job, mind their own business and watch the clock until it is time to go home. It is very rare that a cashier would go out of their way to look out for their customer in this way.

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When the cashier’s boss, Dominic Gross, found out about what happened, he was extremely proud of her. It was very exciting for him to find out about the heroism that Taylor showed. It is always relieving to know that the staff you hired is doing a good job.

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After Gross was made aware of the story between Rogers and his cashier, Taylor, he decided to take action. Gross was not aware that these scams were such an issue, so when he found out they were, he set up training programs for all of his employees.

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These training programs were created to prepare all employees just in case they are confronted with this issue. Most people would not have paid attention to these red flags. Now that they are all being trained to handle this potential situation, the chance of people being scammed will surely decline.

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Since Cecil Rogers was luckily saved from being scammed, he was free to spend the money he had saved on his grandchildren for Christmas. After this close call, it is safe to say that Rogers will be more careful in future situations. He is very grateful for the way it all turned out.

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This story sheds light on a very important issue that happens far too often. If you are close with an elderly family member or friend, make sure to inform them of the dangers in scamming and how easy it is to fall for these scammer’s tricks.

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Unfortunately, there is not much you can do once you have been scammed and not everyone is lucky enough to be saved before it happens like Cecil Rogers. Most people never see their stolen money again. Stay sharp, keep your elders informed and be thankful that you have not fallen into these traps!

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