A local pharmacy employee stopped a woman from falling victim to a scam, police said.
A woman reported to police at 10:30 a.m. Monday that a man had called her and told her she won $1.3 million and a car in a sweepstakes. The woman was told she needed to pay the 1 percent tax on the winnings and car, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
When she went to a pharmacy to send the money through a wire transfer, the employee refused to take her money and told her the call was a scam, the report said.
The man who had called her asking for the money told her to tell the employee the wire transfer was for a family member, the report said.
The woman hung up on the caller and did not send any money, the report said.