MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) – A Marquette County man nearly lost $10,000, but a UPS Store worker stepped in.
“$9,500 is a lot of cash and not everybody has that lying around. So, we’re glad we were able to prevent that,” Marquette Township UPS Store Sales Associate Abbey Cameron said.
She says, on April 26, she helped stop an older Marquette County man from falling victim to a phone scam.
Cameron said he got a call from an unknown number. The caller claimed to be a friend in jail in New York and to help get him out, the Marquette County man needed to call the friend’s attorney.
“When he called the attorney, the attorney wanted $9,500 cash,” said Cameron.
So, he put $9,500 cash into a box, addressed it, and tried to ship it at the UPS Store.
“With the UPS we have to ask what’s inside the box. He was able to give us a little bit, but not much. Talking with the gentleman we realized that he had been the victim of a scam,” she said.