Sweepstakes jackpot too good to be true

Edmonds, WA, Retail Associates Fritzie Ramos, Larry Hall and Patty Garcia saved an elderly couple from a fraud scheme.

Edmonds, WA, Retail Associates Fritzie Ramos, Larry Hall and Patty Garcia saved an elderly couple from a fraud scheme.

Alert Retail Associates in the Edmonds, WA, Post Office recently stopped an elderly couple from sending their life savings to collect an alleged sweepstakes jackpot they had won.

Retail Associates Larry Hall, Patty Garcia and Fritzie Ramos convinced the couple, who wanted to purchase $6,500 in money orders, not to do so. The couple indicated they had already mailed $2,000 to an address in Iowa and were told they needed to send an additional $6,500, all the money they had left in their bank account.

Garcia contacted the Post Office in Iowa where the checks were to be sent and had the Postmaster intercept the earlier mailing, saving the couple their $2,000.

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3 Comments

  1. grannybunny

     /  April 13, 2016

    It’s wonderful that they were able to retrieve the money already sent.

  2. P O clerk

     /  April 14, 2016

    Yes I agree with you grannybunny. I hope that the Postal Inspectors can follow up with that address in Iowa.

  3. ZipLady

     /  April 14, 2016

    This is just another fine example of Postal Employees going above and beyond. I personally know so many clerks and carriers that care deeply and feel a responsibility to look out for our customers. Many Kudos to you Fritzie, Larry and Patty!

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