......NEW FRAUD in Bombay
- Shared by some oneI have recd. a sms today from Airtel stating that they do not ask anyone
to switch off their mobile phones.Hence, the below story seems to be
really true.. Please pass on to as many contacts as possible.
You would like to share with your other collegues/friends
This happened in Mumbai.. An incident narrated by one of the Chartered
This happened in Mumbai.......
I cannot stop myself from sharing this with all of you. It all started
when I received a call from someone claiming that he was from my mobile
service provider and he asked me to shutdown my phone for 2 hours for 3G
update to take place. As I was rushing for a meeting, I did not question
and shutdown my cell phone.
After 45 minutes I felt very suspicious since the caller did not even
introduce his name. I quickly turned on my cell phone and I saw several
missed calls from my family members and the others were from the number
that had called me earlier - 3954380.
I called my parents and I was shocked that they sounded very worried
asking me whether I am safe. My parents told me that they had received a
call from someone claiming that they had me with them and asking for money
to let me free. The call was so real and my parents even heard 'my voice'
crying out loud asking for help. My parent was at the bank waiting for
next call to proceed for money transfer. I told my parents that I am safe
and asked them to lodge a police report.
Right after that I received another call from the guy asking me to
shutdown my cell phone for another 1 hour which I refused to do and hung
up. They keep calling my cell phone until the battery had run down. I
myself lodged a police report and I was informed by the officer that there
were many such scams reported. MOST of the cases reported that the victim
had already transferred the money! And it is impossible to get back the
money. Be careful as this kind of scam might happen to any of us!!! Those
guys are so professional and very convincing during calls. If you are
asked to shut down your cell phone for updates by the service provider,
Your family or friends might receive the same call.
Be Safe and Stay Alert!
Please pass around to your family and friends !!!