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Police thank Publix employees for helping stop a scam

Posted at 1:47 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 15:50:51-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Publix employees are getting recognition from Punta Gorda Police after preventing a customer from getting scammed.

Tuesday, a woman went to the store on Tamiami Trail after getting a call that her grandson was in jail in another country.

The caller told her to transfer $1,000 to get him out. The employees told the woman it sounded like a scam and to call police.

The woman later found out that her grandson was not in jail.

Police want to remind you to give them a call if you do get a suspicious call like this.