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Report: CVS employee puts end to woman getting scammed

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UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A clerk at a local pharmacy helped put a stop to a scammer after noticing a customer making unusual purchases.

On Tuesday, an employee of a local CVS store called the Union County Sheriff's Office after a woman came in several times getting prepaid credit cards and putting a lot of money on them, according to the incident report from the sheriff's office. 

The employee was worried the victim was getting scammed.

An officer went to the store and spoke with the woman who said she had been talking to someone on the phone who said she had won a lottery, the report said. 

The scammer told the woman she needed to pay the taxes to the IRS before she could collect the money. They told her to send them the money using a prepaid credit card.

The victim told the officer she had already sent the scammers $1,600 through prepaid "Green Dot" cards.

According to the report, the officer was at the victim's home when the scammer called again. The officer announced that he was with the sheriff's office and the caller hung up and did not call back.

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