Alert UPS employee saves man from becoming scam victim

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MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - Mercer Island police are warning people about a scam after a resident was close to becoming a victim.

On Monday, an employee at the UPS store was helping an elderly man who came into the store with $9,000 in $100 bills and wanted to ship the money to his grandson. The employee told police the grandfather was shaky and confused when he arrived.

Police said the man received a call from his grandson, who said he had been in a traffic accident in Brooklyn, New York. The grandson then told his grandfather that he needed to send him $9,000 or he’d go to jail.

After the grandfather left, the employee was suspicious about the incident and called police.

The store didn’t send the package and police got in contact with the man to collect his money. 

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