Retail Associate Terry Ball was recently on duty in Anthony, KS, when he grew concerned about an older customer who purchased money orders totaling $3,000 and said he needed to mail them to claim lottery winnings.
Ball advised the man to keep his funds, and postal inspectors were notified of the suspected scam attempt.
The customer returned several days later, adamant about mailing the money orders, so Ball called one of the man’s family members who could come to the Post Office and convince him he was being victimized.
The customer’s next visit was for a different reason: to praise Ball for protecting him.
“Thanks for watching out for us old men out here!” he said.