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An Owasso business and a customer help save a woman from shipping her life savings overseas.

Posted at 2:55 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 19:12:39-04

OWASSO- “That’s just what it’s all about, taking care of each other,” said Mail This! Copy That! Owner Suzi Morgan. 

  Mail This! Copy That! owners, Suzi Morgan and Alison Cook, said they knew a woman was being scammed last week when she came in wanting to mail $5,000 in cash to New York.

 “She had instructions to interleaf it into catalog or a book or something and put that in a bubble bag and ship it that way,” said Morgan.

   Morgan suggested the woman get a cashier’s check instead. When the woman came back, the owners said they knew something was up.

 “That’s when we started questioning the lady saying do you know this person?” said Cook.

  The woman told the owners a foreign number called her, saying her grandson was in jail in the Dominican Republic and needed money.

“We were just like, hmm. So we said did you call him back to make sure that this was legitimate? And they had given her a phone number to contact him. Well some young man answered the phone and said oh yeah, Grandma it’s me,” said Morgan.

  They said the woman still couldn’t believe that she was being scammed. Another customer, Warren Webb, said he overheard their conversation and said he knew he had to intervene.

 “I said mam, this is just a scam, I have an 88 year old father and they’ve tried this with him, so I recognized it,” said Webb.

  Webb said he immediately called police. That’s when the woman left, but luckily police caught up to her.

 “They got in contact with her and more or less convinced her that what we were saying was true, that this was a scam,” said Morgan.

   Now Morgan, Cook and Webb, are relieved the woman realized what was happening. They said they’re just glad her money is safe.

 “It feels good that we did that, but it feels really good that the sum bags didn’t get any money,” said Webb.

  The Owasso Police has awarded all three of the good Samaritan’s with Certificates of Good Character for saving the woman from getting scammed. Those with any questions about this scam can contact the Owasso Police Department at (918) 272-2244.
 

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