Walmart Employees Intervene After Devils Lake Grandmother Scammed Out of $8,000

She was told to purchase gift cards and send them in the mail overnight, concealed in a magazine

 

DEVILS LAKE, ND — Police in Devils Lake say an 84-year-old woman has lost $8,000 in the “grandparents” scam.

The victim received a call from someone claiming that her granddaughter had been in a crash in Ohio and that drugs were found in the car.

She was told to purchase gift cards and send them in the mail overnight, concealed in a magazine.

After the money was sent, the woman was asked to send another $9,000 to pay a lawyer defending her granddaughter.

Police say Walmart employees became suspicious and stopped the second payment.

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