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In Mirow, the seller of a supermarket saved a 59-year-old from falling victim to a competition fraud. The injured party had already received a call on her cell phone on February 24th, 21st. She was told that she had won EUR 49,000 but that there would be a charge of EUR 1,000 for transport, handling and notary. The handover of the prize should take place yesterday, Thursday, before the 59-year-old should get gift cards for the amount of the requested fees. The scammers had given her this in five other phone calls. When the injured party wanted to buy Google Play cards at the supermarket checkout, she came across the whistleblower. He tried to enlighten the woman and refused to sell until the injured party finally agreed to wait for the police. Even in the presence of the officials, the fraudsters called with suppressed numbers and asked for the codes of the gift cards to be handed over. At the instruction of the The police faked the woman technical incomprehension, whereupon the "notary" finally reported. The alleged notary was also very demanding of the injured party and said that the money transporter would not leave until the numbers were announced. The 59-year-old became increasingly nervous during the phone call, so that finally an officer from the Neustrelitz police station took over the phone call. The cheater on the phone even dared to tell the officer that he was liable to prosecution for claiming to be a police officer and finally hung up. A big thank you to the supermarket employee for so much persistence and moral courage! There are no fees for handing over real winnings. Voucher card codes are to be treated like cash and should not be disclosed over the phone under any circumstances.