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Freeport, IL, Retail Associate Lisa Seffrood

Freeport, IL, Retail Associate Lisa Seffrood suspected something was wrong recently when she noticed a customer purchasing a money order for $950.

The customer used Priority Mail Express to send the money order to a company, and then she returned the next day to purchase and mail two more orders.

Seffrood asked the customer to step out of line while she checked the address and called the company. Its representatives knew nothing about the money.

By following her instinct, Seffrood saved the woman $1,840.

This isn’t the first time Seffrood helped someone who had fallen prey to a mail fraud scheme.

In 2013, Seffrood saved  another customer from being harassed by an overseas lottery operator.