Lead Retail Associate Greg Graham was on duty recently in Springfield, IL, when he grew concerned about an older customer mailing a check via Priority Mail Express.
Graham noticed that a supposed company name the woman wrote on the envelope did not correspond to an individual’s name she’d made the $25,000 check out to, and she’d written “cashier’s check” on the memo line.
The customer said someone had phoned her and requested a cashier’s check, but her bank didn’t provide one and she wanted to send the funds regardless, believing professional services would be rendered in return.
When the woman left, Graham spoke to his supervisor, who contacted the Postal Inspection Service.
An inspector soon arrived, determined that the customer was being scammed, and thanked Graham for saving her from a substantial financial loss.