Retail Associate Richard Edwards was on duty recently at the Clarkston, MI, Post Office when he grew concerned that an older customer had fallen victim to a scam.
The woman had visited the office twice in two days, each time purchasing money orders totaling $1,500 and shipping them via Priority Mail Express.
After the customer’s second visit, Edwards alerted the Postmaster, who spoke to the woman, but she declined assistance.
Postal inspectors were contacted, and they informed the customer that the delivery address was suspicious.
The second shipment was soon returned to the woman, who thanked Edwards for his intervention, telling him that she had spent her monthly budget for bills and food on the money orders.